Photo Safari with photographer Carl Galie
May
18
2:00 PM14:00

Photo Safari with photographer Carl Galie

Pick up some tips about nature photography from professional photographer Carl Galie. We will explore Gateway Nature Preserve’s Forest Discovery Trail, which is being constructed this spring. When you’re done, post your favorite photo on Gateway’s digital photo mosaic at www.pixgift.com/nature!

This event is part of Gateway Nature Preserve’s fundraiser, “What’s Your Outdoor Adventure?” All funds from photos you post will support the Gateway Nature Preserve in its efforts to create an environmental education center.

This event is suitable for people of all ages who want to learn more about nature photography. Bring a camera or phone with photo capabilities, and please wear casual clothing and footwear for tromping through the woods and in Salem Creek.

Park in the Washington Park parking lot, 1490 S. Broad Street, and follow signs to the meeting place along Salem Creek Greenway.

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Outdoor Yoga
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Outdoor Yoga

Join us for an outdoor yoga session at the Gateway Nature Preserve! Enjoy practicing yoga, combined with the revitalizing benefits of surrounding yourself in nature. Led by yoga instructor Hannah Suttle, this community yoga class is designed for all levels and is sponsored by Wildlight Wellness Collective.

This event is open to the public — with a suggested donation of $10 or by supporting our collective photo mosaic at www.pixgift.com/nature. All funds will support the Gateway Nature Preserve in its efforts to create an environmental education center.

Park in the Washington Park parking lot, 1490 S. Broad Street, and follow signs to the yoga class. Don't forget to bring a mat! Plan to arrive 15–30 minutes before the class starts to find us & get set up. In case of inclement weather, the rain date will be May 11 at 10am.

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Art & Nature at Salem Creek
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Art & Nature at Salem Creek

The movement and sounds of water have always inspired artists. At Salem Creek in the Gateway Nature Preserve, kids and adults can explore the potential of water to make art, music, and poetry.

Paint with mud, make music with water, and create sand pictures with the objects that wash up on the “beach.” By special arrangement, LB the Poet and students from the Winston-Salem Street School will perform poetry inspired by the location, and in turn work with visitors to create their own poetry. 

 Come when you wish and visit the four activity stations at your own pace. The event is geared to families but can be enjoyed by anyone who wants to stretch their creative side. 

In the event of rain, the event will be rescheduled for Sunday, April 7.

Enter the Washington Park parking lot at 1490 S. Broad St. and follow the signs. For more information, email gatewaynaturecenter@gmail.com.  

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Inspired by Nature: Art Sale
Jan
18
to Jan 20

Inspired by Nature: Art Sale

An art show and sale to benefit the Gateway Nature Preserve. Works by area artists who find inspiration in the natural world. Proceeds support the Gateway Nature Preserve's programs and site development plans, including a pollinator garden and forest trails.

The art sale runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Artworks Gallery, 564 North Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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Salem Creek Stomp
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Salem Creek Stomp

Cool your heels in a guided stroll through the hidden world of Salem Creek. We’ll watch for birds, fish, and vegetation along the stream, and play a stream scavenger hunt. At our destination, you can explore a floodplain model that presents different stormwater and flooding scenarios. You can also look for macroinvertebrates—dragonfly larvae, crayfish, and other water critters—and see how they relate to water quality. 

This event is geared to families with kids from age 5 up (parents, use your best judgment with younger kids). Closed-toe shoes or water sandals—no open-toed sandals or bare feet! 

Thanks to Dan Tomczak of the NC Association of Floodplain Managers, who will present the floodplain model, and to Phyllis Smith of Forsyth Extension, who will lead the macroinvertebrate hunt. 

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Hummingbird Safari
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Hummingbird Safari

Come with us as we go off-trail at the Gateway Nature Preserve to discover a secret hangout for the ruby-throated hummingbird! Forsyth Audubon is collaborating with Gateway Nature Preserve on this program about these magical, jewel-like little birds. The program will be of interest to all ages, with some activities for children. 

Because we will be walking through vegetation, please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Free. 

This event is cosponsored with Forsyth Audubon. Meet at Family Services parking lot, 1200 S. Broad Street.

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Wildflower Walk
Apr
8
2:00 PM14:00

Wildflower Walk

Early wildflowers bloom in forests before the trees leaf out and block the sunlight. They provide a burst of color and an early-spring pollen source.  Join botanist Lisa Gould on a ramble to discover wildflowers blooming in the Gateway Nature Preserve. We’ll make other spring discoveries, as well!

Wear sturdy shoes and long pants to minimize contact with thorns, etc. 

We will meet in the Washington Park parking lot off South Broad St. For more information: gatewaynaturecenter@gmail.com.

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Salem Creek Exploration
Mar
25
2:00 PM14:00

Salem Creek Exploration

Feed your imagination at Salem Creek in the Gateway Nature Preserve! 

Come enjoy stories, music, crafts, and water activities for kids and adults. You’ll be able to move from station to station, exploring at your own pace. 

This event will be held from 2-4 pm, and you can come and go on your own schedule. Meet in the Washington Park parking lot. Enter at 1490 S. Broad St. and follow the signs. 

Sponsored by the Gateway Nature Preserve with support from the North Carolina Association of Flood Plain Managers; the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth Center; and the N.C. Storytellers Guild and the Mama Wadi Storytellers. 

For more information, contact gatewaynaturecenter@gmail.com

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Bee-Friendly Workshop at Colony Urban Farm!
Feb
25
2:00 PM14:00

Bee-Friendly Workshop at Colony Urban Farm!

Want to get the buzz on bees? Join Gateway Nature Preserve at Colony Urban Farm, where Allison Bowling will share her knowledge about the role of bees as pollinators. You’ll learn the following and more: 

  • Native bee myths & facts
  • Honeybees vs. native bees? History and Benefits 
  • Pollination statistics: Why are native bees important?
  • Fundamentals of native bee habitats & life cycles
  • How you can help 
  • Keys to success 

You will also get to see a demonstration habitat, nesting materials, and cocoons!

Colony Urban Farm Store is a family-owned business that serves urban farmers, beekeepers, and others interested in pursuing sustainable food sources. Allison co-owns Colony with her husbandJosh Pietrafeso. You can learn more about Colony at www.colonyurbanfarm.com

After the workshop, Allison and Josh are offering participants a 15% discount off a purchase of habitats, cocoons, and nesting materials and other native bee supplies. 

The event will be up one flight of stairs in Colony’s meeting space on the second floor, at Colony Urban Farm, 492 West End Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 . For more information, email gatewaynaturecenter@gmail.com.

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