Education and Outreach

Education Volunteer Join our World of Wonder, a family-focused environmental education program, to help us design hands-on activities at the Davidson Farmer’s Market booth and create nature-based outings for children and their families. Please click here to volunteer. Outreach Committee Volunteer Join us to work on environmental projects such as Bee City, milkweed pastures at […]

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ChemCats! Chemistry Magic Show at Davidson College

Chemistry Magic Show! The Davidson College ChemCats, a club for chemistry majors, truly WOWED families with a fantastic display of chemical reactions. Kids and parents had a blast playing with dry ice, smashing flowers that had been frozen in liquid nitrogen, watching fire turn beautiful colors in reaction with different elements, and even turning copper […]

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Hummingbirds!

If you enjoy watching hummingbirds at your feeder in the summer it’s not too soon to put the feeders out.  There have been some reported sightings of Ruby Throated Hummingbirds in North Carolina already. It’s best to use nectar you prepare rather than using the kind with red dye.  To prepare your own Hummingbird Nectar […]

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Spotted Salamanders and More!

WOW Thanks: Allen Lloyd For “In Search of the Spotted Salamander” Spotted and dusky salamanders were found and admired last Sunday, February 24. Other animals made our acquaintance, including a number of frogs and a very friendly box turtle. Inspections were made of the local beaver’s handiwork: a very busy one, we all agreed! Thank […]

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Brown-headed Nuthatch!

One of our tiniest birds, the Brown-headed Nuthatch, begins building its nest early in February.  If you have never seen one you may have heard the “squeaky toy” sound that they make.  This  video shows good images of the bird and the cute sound it makes.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmfmfSlxqMQ These birds have been on the decline because […]

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