Discovering Nature’s Hidden Treasures With TLC
TLC Trail Guides
Each spring and fall, TLC hosts a Trail Guide training for volunteers to become hike and program leaders. We have a wonderful group of 82 Trail Guides that lead most programs offered at TLC nature preserves.
These intrepid conservation heroes lead groups of all ages on trail walks and touch upon subjects such as the environment, birding, geology, botany, the land’s history, and much more. Without volunteers, TLC would not be able to achieve our mission to connect more people with nature.
Conservation-minded programs, educational hikes, and social hikes alike help share nature with the public and emphasize the importance of TLC’s work to protect a vibrant Triangle region. There are hikes and programs every week, so make sure to check the event calendar to register.
Learning Under the Stars
Well over 1,000 people have enjoyed evenings stargazing at monthly events co-hosted by Raleigh Astronomy Club (RAC) and TLC at Three Bears, a private TLC property located in Creedmoor, 18 miles from downtown Durham and 23 miles from Raleigh. We began hosting monthly stargazing events at Three Bears in April 2022 with the NC Statewide Star Party, a signature event of the NC Science Festival produced by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.
The property is surrounded by Wildlife Resources Commission lands, which means there are minimal amounts of light from the city obscuring the night sky, a prerequisite for optimal views. We are excited to continue this series and host this year’s Statewide Star Party once again, which will be held on Earth Day, April 22, 2023. This property is only open for special events, so please register in advance to experience this event. Go to TLC’s events page to sign up for upcoming astronomical adventures!