Community Events

Pocosin Arts and Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Free for kids of all ages!

Limit of 10 participants per event, please register in advance to reserve your space

Wed. December 14
3:30 - 5:00 pM
Wed. January 25
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Wed. February 22
3:30 - 5:00 pm

pinecone party: wreaths and more!

Folllowing Footprints: Stepping Stones

Decorate a Spring Flowerpot

Get ready for the holidays and make your own wreath or ornaments. We’ll use pinecones and other natural materials that look beautiful and can be found locally.

Make a stepping stone for your yard or garden while learning about local wildlife! We’ll use stamps and more to decorate your stone with prints from animals you might see in your own backyard, and learn about their roles in the local ecosystem.

Winter is almost over, and the warmer weather before you know it! Come get ready for the changing seasons by decorating a flower pot, and getting a packet of local seeds! You will leave with your own flower pot and also learn about native plants.

Wed. March 8
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Wed. April 5
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Wed. May 10
3:30 - 5:00 pm

Build a Bird or Bat house

Craft a Toad Abode

Endangered Species Scavenger Hunt

With spring on the way, birds who winter somewhere warmer will be back, and the bats will soon wake up from their winter naps. You can help them out by putting together a bird or bat house to hang in your yard and learn more about our flying friends at the same time.

Toads are amphibians and need somewhere cool to stay during the day so they don’t dry out. We’ll use clay to make unique and decorative toad houses that will look great in your yard. As a bonus, your toad neighbor will eat the bugs that would otherwise end up in your garden!

For Endangered Species Month we’ll learn about how science is used to protect endangered animals, and also to make art! In addition to a discussion about endangered wildlife, there will be a demonstration of 3D-printing, casting, and a scavenger hunt on the Wildlife Refuge boardwalk!

Events and programs are added to our calendar throughout the year, so be sure to check back again soon!

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We thank the Grable Foundation for their generous support of Pocosin Arts' youth programs