Meet the Snakes!
Sep
16
10:00am10:00am

Meet the Snakes!

Gateway Story Circle, on Salem Creek Greenway. Follow signs from Washington Park parking lot, 1480 S. Broad Street.

Meet native snakes raised by Greg McGrath, amateur herpetologist and a member of the North Carolina Herpetological Society (NCHS). He will describe their habits and life cycle and allow you to handle his tame snakes. He’ll also talk about snakes seen at the Gateway Nature Preserve and why they are important for the local ecosystem. 

Greg has been introducing snakes to children and their parents for years. His snakes are non-venomous and native to North Carolina. He has visited schools, pre-schools, Y’s, Scout troops, churches, museums, festivals and many back yards. Some of these visits were on behalf of the NCHS, but most came about through word of mouth.

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Eclipse Party!
Aug
21
11:00am11:00am

Eclipse Party!

In the Gateway Nature Preserve floodplain (follow signs at Washington Park entrance at 1480 S. Broad Street)

Winston-Salem is just outside the path of totality for the first total solar eclipse in the U.S. since 1978! With the right weather conditions, we should experience 95% occlusion (the amount of the sun that will be covered). Join us to learn about the difference between a lunar and a solar eclipse, how to access NASA data about the eclipse, how to experience an eclipse safely, and how to make your own viewing device.

In the Winston-Salem area, according to Eclipsewise.com, the eclipse will be visible starting about 1:12 p.m., reaching its maximum coverage at 2:41, and ending about 4:03. Come at any time during the eclipse and stay as long as you like. 

Free, but registration is requested at gatewaynaturecenter@gmail.com.

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Nature Stick People at Kaleideum
Aug
7
10:00am10:00am

Nature Stick People at Kaleideum

Join the Gateway Nature Preserve to kick off a week of great programming at Kaleideum’s The Prop Shop, making characters from natural materials that inspire storytelling. 

The Prop Shop opened in April 2017 and features a 1,000 square-foot space set in the “backstage” of a theater where you can create, invent, tinker, explore, and discover. Using real tools and materials, you can design and create your own puppets, costumes, set pieces, and props.

Using real tools and materials collected from the Gateway Nature Preserve, we will design and create our own nature puppets. Free with Kaleideum admission or membership. Limited family passes are available; contact gatewaynaturecenter@gmail.com.  

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