floodplain.jpgWhether you are a child or an adult, Lake Crabtree has a program for you! All scheduled programs have space limitations and, therefore, require registration prior to the program.

To register in person, by mail or fax, please download a copy of our Registration Form or call 919-460-3355 for more information.

​To register online, use the registration buttons to the right of each program.
 

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Family Programs
(Everyone welcome)
Preregistration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. All participants must be registered.

 
Birding with Vernon
1st Saturday of each month (unless otherwise stated), 8:30–10 a.m.
December 1
FREE; No preregistration required
 

Meet at the Waterwise Garden (first parking lot on right)
Join our bird enthusiast, Vernon, for an easy walk while looking and listening for our feathered friends. Discover different types of birds and their habitats.​

 
  
 

Nature Nerds
FREE

Expand your knowledge of our local flora and fauna by exploring a different area of the park each month. Join park staff as they "nerd out" over amphibians, birds, insects, spiders and anything else they see or hear along the way. Help collect data for the Natural Resource Inventory Database while increasing your own identification skills. Ages 9 and up.




 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
These programs are open to students 6–13 years old. Each lesson meets at the Beech Shelter, unless otherwise noted. Preregistration is required. Parents/guardians are welcome to stay for the program or drop-off.
  
  


Adventures in Orienteering
Tuesday, Nov. 27 , 1–3 p.m.
FREE
Leave your GPS at home and learn how to find your way using only a compass and a map. We'll cover the basics of orienteering. There will be a focus on map reading for younger kids, while older participants will learn how to use a compass and test their new skills on an orienteering course.


 
 
 
 
 
                                                            
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Visit Lake Crabtree's Adventure Backpack Bin, on the garden side of the manager's office, for some educational fun! You can participate in a citizen science project, go on a scavenger hunt or do some birdwatching! All of the information and tools you need are provided. Just show up anytime during park hours, sign out a backpack at the bin and begin your adventure! Junior Naturalists can earn one Lake Crabtree credit by participating in one of the activities and answering the corresponding question sheet. Please be sure to take our short survey when you have completed your activity.
 

 

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