Want to explore the park with the knowledge of a naturalist? Check out a discovery box from the park! Discovery boxes are self-guided lesson plans, intended for use by teachers of small classes or parents who wish to educate children without requesting a formal program through the office. All boxes come complete with hands on lesson plans, equipment, story books, guides and take home activities!
Discovery boxes can be checked out at the park office. Stop by and sign one out today!
 
For larger groups, please call ahead. 919-662-2850 to reserve a box.
 
 
A complete list of activities and age recommendations can be found here: Discovery Box Activity Outline

 

Animal-Themed

 
 
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1. Birds
  • Activities Length: 15 minute +
  • Recommended Age: 3 years of age +
  • Summary: Students will learn to identify different bird behaviors and common birds of the park.

 

 

 
2. Crowder's CrittersCrowders Critters_web.jpg
  • Activities Length: 30 minute +
  • Recommended Age: 3 years of age +
  • Summary: Students will familiarize themselves with animals native to the NC Piedmont.
 
 
 
 
3. BugsBugs Discovery Box_web.jpg
  • Activities Length: 30 minute +
  • Recommended Age: 3 years of age +
  • Summary: Students will familiarize themselves with insect life cycles and bugs found at the park.
 
 

 

Habitat

 
1. Pond-GoPondgo Discovery Box_web.jpg
  • Activities Length: 15 minute +
  • Recommended Age: 3 years of age +
  • Summary: Students will identify the plants and animals that live in a pond.
 
 
 
2. ABC HikeABC Hike_web.jpg
  • Activities Length: 30 minute +
  • Recommended Age: 3 years of age +
  • Summary: Students will practice their ABCs on a nature walk and learn about habitats around the world. 

 

 

3. WetlandsWetlands_web.jpg

  • Activities Length: 30 minute +
  • Recommended Age: 6 years of age +
  • Summary: Students will explore a wetland and learn defining characteristics.

 

 

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4. Trees of the Park

  • Activities Length: 15 minute +
  • Recommended Age: 3 years of age +
  • Summary: Students will explore the parts of a tree, life cycle and discover the trees of the park.