Events

 

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TLC nature preserves are still open! Stay 6 feet apart, take all trash with you, and avoid overcrowding the parking lots.

Mar
3
Thu
Triangle Farms for Food Stakeholder Meeting @ Wake County Agricultural Service Building
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Buffalo Spring FarmThe Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC) and its partners, including TLC, with grant support from the Triangle Community Foundation, are developing a regional farmland preservation and agricultural development strategy for the Triangle. The project area includes Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake counties.

The stakeholders meeting will bring together farmers, resource professionals and others interested farmland protection, farmland access, local food, and food security. If you are interested in promotion and development of a sustainable and economically viable local food system, please join us to provide your ideas for place-based conservation and agricultural economic development strategies.

The stakeholder meetings will provide background information on the project and include opportunities for you to provide input on:

  • Why farmland preservation is important to your community.
  • Voluntary conservation strategies to protect farmland.
  • Agricultural economic development strategies for improving farm profitability
  • Farmland preservation maps and focus areas.

We value everyone’s input, and hope you will be able to join us! Register now to attend this free event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triangle-farms-for-food-stakeholder-meeting-registration-21454404702 

Mar
10
Thu
Triangle Farms for Food Stakeholder Meeting @ Orange County Environmental and Agricultural Center
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Buffalo Spring FarmThe Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC) and its partners, including TLC, with grant support from the Triangle Community Foundation, are developing a regional farmland preservation and agricultural development strategy for the Triangle. The project area includes Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake counties.

The stakeholders meeting will bring together farmers, resource professionals and others interested farmland protection, farmland access, local food, and food security. If you are interested in promotion and development of a sustainable and economically viable local food system, please join us to provide your ideas for place-based conservation and agricultural economic development strategies.

The stakeholder meetings will provide background information on the project and include opportunities for you to provide input on:

  • Why farmland preservation is important to your community.
  • Voluntary conservation strategies to protect farmland.
  • Agricultural economic development strategies for improving farm profitability
  • Farmland preservation maps and focus areas.

We value everyone’s input, and hope you will be able to join us! Register now to attend this free event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triangle-farms-for-food-stakeholder-meeting-registration-21454609314

Mar
16
Wed
Triangle Farms for Food Stakeholder Meeting @ Chatham County Agricultural Building Auditorium
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Buffalo Spring FarmThe Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC) and its partners, including TLC, with grant support from the Triangle Community Foundation, are developing a regional farmland preservation and agricultural development strategy for the Triangle. The project area includes Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake counties.

The stakeholders meeting will bring together farmers, resource professionals and others interested farmland protection, farmland access, local food, and food security. If you are interested in promotion and development of a sustainable and economically viable local food system, please join us to provide your ideas for place-based conservation and agricultural economic development strategies.

The stakeholder meetings will provide background information on the project and include opportunities for you to provide input on:

  • Why farmland preservation is important to your community.
  • Voluntary conservation strategies to protect farmland.
  • Agricultural economic development strategies for improving farm profitability
  • Farmland preservation maps and focus areas.

We value everyone’s input, and hope you will be able to join us! Register now to attend this free event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triangle-farms-for-food-stakeholder-meeting-registration-21454680527

Mar
19
Sat
Spring into Wildflowers @ Johnston Mill (Secondary Entrance)
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come join us at our Johnston Mill Nature Preserve to take the last step of Winter and welcome in Spring with it’s glorious wildflowers. We will be looking for Spring ephemerals and other wildflowers such as Blood Root, Trout Lilies, Little Heart Leaf, Trilliums, and many more. All ages and levels of flower ID are welcome, but our TLC Trail Guides will help lead the way and find examples of some of the many wildflowers you can see in our piedmont habitats.

This hike will journey through piedmont forest with light topographical change on the Robin Trail. This will be an easy 2 mile out and back hike. There will be many stops along the way to see what we can find so make sure to wear good walking shoes and bring bug spray, sunscreen and a full water bottle!

This event is free but pre-registration is required. Save your spot here!

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

Apr
23
Sat
Operation Earth Day @ Brumley Preserve (Volunteer Entrance)
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Do you have what it takes to be TLC’s top detective? We need the best of the best investigators that can ask questions, think creatively, and pay attention to detail because we have a problem to solve. Many creatures call our Brumley Nature Preserve home, but there is one in particular that we are going to need to examine further, the North American Beaver. These environmental engineers are the largest rodent in North America, but they aren’t just any old rat.  

Learn all about beavers and nature’s other engineers to solve this case! To complete Operation Earth Day, you will have to visit each of our stations that have fun activities to gain clues to find the solution! If you find all the clues and solve the mystery, you will be entered to win our Top Investigator prize including outdoor gear and a $25 gift card donated by Great Outdoor Provision Company! 

This is a free event but pre-registration is required. There are a few arrival times available to try and distribute crowds. In addition to our wonderful partners that will have activities and tables, we will also be hosting several food options for purchase and will have water and portable toilets available nearby. While the activities will be aimed for youth, all ages are welcome to attend, you can check out our growing partner and vendor list below! This is an outdoor event with several seating areas, but we suggest you bring bug spray, sunscreen, and an outdoor chair or blanket to ensure you have a spot to rest and complete the activities. We can’t wait to see you there! 

Please register at these links for your preferred arrival time:

11am Arrival

12pm Arrival

1pm Arrival

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we try to keep the safety of our communities, staff, partners, and participants in mind. Please stick to your arrival time to try and limit crowds.

 

Educational Partners:

Food and Drink Vendors:

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

About the Festival: Founded in 2010, the North Carolina Science Festival is the first statewide science festival in the United States. Through a series of community-based events each April (hosted by schools, colleges, libraries, museums, parks, businesses, and other local organizations), the Festival celebrates the economic, educational, and cultural impacts of science in North Carolina. It is an initiative of Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more information and the full festival calendar, please visit ncscifest.org

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