Calendar of Events 2022

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Saturday, June 4

City of Greensboro Community Pop-up Creek Cleanup

  • Barber Park, 1500 Barber Park Dr., Greensboro, NC 27401
  • Time: 8 am – 10 am
  • Free. For ages 10 and up.
  • Registration is required, signup online.
  • Have an hour or two? Grab a friend and join Water Resources for a community pop-up creek cleanup. Buckets, trash bags, gloves, and grabbers will be provided.
  • Sponsored by Greensboro Water Resources

City of High Point National Trails Day and Hikes around City Lake

UNCG Stream Science on North Buffalo Creek

  • Location notification after registration
  • Time: 10 am – 11 am
  • Registration is required, signup online.
  • In this event led by Dr. Sarah Praskievicz (a river scientist at UNCG), we’ll learn how streams are affected by urban development, explore some of the urban stream research being done by Dr. Praskievicz and her students, and get a chance to take some stream measurements. 
  • Sponsored by UNCG

Geocaching with Outdoor Afro

  • Kathleen Clay Edwards Branch Library, 1420 Price Park Rd.
  • Time: 10 am -11:30 am
  • Registration is required by email.
  • Learn about this local chapter of Outdoor Afro and enjoy the fun world of geocaching. Dress for trail-walking, bring a water bottle and wear close-toed shoes. Munch on trail snacks, learn some safety tips, and discover caches hidden in the park.

Sunday, JUNE 5

Triad Water Stewards City Lake Park Cleanup

City of Greensboro Community Drain Marker Pop-Up

  • Garden Homes and Westwood Neighborhoods Gracewood Dr. and Edney Ridge Rd., Greensboro, NC 27408
  • Time: 3 pm – 5 pm
  • Free. For ages 10 and up.
  • Registration is required, signup online.
  • Want to help protect our aquatic ecosystems? Grab a friend and join Water Resources for a community drain marker pop-up program to add or replace broken or missing drain markers to storm drains. Volunteers will have to complete a short training and a wavier before work begins. Caddies, scrapers, markers, and caulk will be provided.
  • Sponsored by Greensboro Water Resouces

Monday, JUNE 6

City of Greensboro Lake Higgins Cleanup

  • Lake Higgins 4235 Hamburg Mill Rd., Summerfield, NC 27358
  • Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
  • Free. For ages 10 and up.
  • Registration is required, signup online.
  • Grab a personal floatation device and a kayak or canoe, and help clean up Lake Higgins. Buckets, bags, gloves, and grabbers will be provided. A limited number of boats are available at no charge (only for this event), so register now or bring your own boat. Boat rental and launch fees are waived for this event. You may also clean along the banks of the lake.  Children under 16 must be supervised at all times and a waiver will be required to participate.
  • Sponsored by Greensboro Parks and Recreation and Water Resouces

Tuesday, JUNE 7

City of Greensboro Lunch and Learn Zoom: How to Reduce Food Waste

  • Zoom Livestream
  • Time: 11 am – 12 pm
  • Free. For all.
  • Registration required. Email Melanie.Buckingham@greensboro-nc.gov to register.
  • Reducing food waste saves time and money and helps you eat healthier. Get tips on organizing and creating an ongoing inventory of your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer for easy meal prep, as well as the importance of bulk buying and finding food with less packaging. Also on tap are ideas for composting and vermicomposting.
  • Sponsored by Greensboro Field Operations and Library

City of Greensboro Green Girls Program

  • Bog Garden 1101 Hobbs Rd., Greensboro, NC 27408
  • Time: 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Free. For middle school-age girls.
  • This is a free, drop-off program, but registration is required.
  • This hands-on environmental science program will introduce rising middle school girls to a possible career in science and research in a practical, hands-on way. In the event of rain, we may delay the starting time, however, the ending time will not change.
  • This is a 2-part program:
    • Tuesday, June 7 – Bog Garden – Water Quality in My City
    • Friday, June 10 – Bur-Mil Park – Dragonflies as Indicator Species
  • Sponsored by Greensboro Parks and Recreation and Water Resouces

City of High Point Activity Table at Oak Hollow Marina


Wednesday, JUNE 8

Guilford County Rain Barrel Class

  • NC Cooperative Extension Services 3309 Burlington Rd., Greensboro, NC 27405
  • Time: 9:30 am -10:30 am
  • To reserve a spot, email lelkins@guilfordcountync.gov or call 336-641-2082 Lorelei Elkins.
  • This is a free hands-on event. Participants will take home one rain barrel with hardware installed.
  • Sponsored by Guilford County, NC Cooperative Extension and Pepsi Bottling Ventures

City of Greensboro Waste-Less Wednesday Facebook Live: World Ocean’s Day

  • Facebook Live
  • Time: 12 pm – 12:30 pm
  • Free. For all.
  • Join us live on the GSOGoesGreen Facebook page to celebrate World Ocean’s Day and Creek Week! What items most commonly end up polluting our waterways? We will be streaming from the Greensboro Science Center to address this question and highlight how individuals can reduce their use of these troublesome items.
  • Sponsored by Greensboro Field Operations

City of Greensboro Water Investigation

  • Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library 1420 Price Park Rd., Greensboro, NC 27410
  • Time: 4 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Free. For school age children and their families.
  • Registration is required by calling 336-373-2923.
  • Healthy water is one of the most vital resources for a community and learning to take care of our streams is vital. Weather permitting, we will discover how to accomplish that at the creek in Price Park. Please wear shoes that can get wet if you want to fully investigate the creek. 
  • Sponsored by Greensboro Library and Water Resouces

Thursday, JUNE 9

Project WET Workshop

  • Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library 1420 Price Park Rd., Greensboro, NC 27410
  • Time: 9:30 am – 4 pm
  • Free. For adults.
  • Registration required. Email Melanie.Buckingham@greensboro-nc.gov to register.
  • Check out hands-on activities about stormwater, the water cycle, water careers and more. Receive a free curriculum. Must register to attend.
  • Sponsored by Greensboro Library and Water Resouces

One Drop’s Journey

  • Glenwood Branch Library 1901 W Florida St., Greensboro, NC 27403
  • Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Free. For school age children and their families.
  • Registration required. Email Cynthia.Dye@greensboro-nc.gov to register.
  • Children will share a water droplet’s journey to the coast and learn how our creeks in Guilford County make it to the Atlantic Ocean. Then, they will create stationery with ocean-themed stamps.
  • Sponsored by Greensboro Library and Stormwater SMART

City of High Point Trivia Night at Paddled South Brewing Company

  • Paddled South Brewing Company 602 N Main St., High Point, NC 27260
  • Time: 7 pm – 8 pm
  • Water-themed trivia! Prizes for the top 3 winners include kayak, paddleboard, and canoe passes to Oak Hollow and City Lake, t-shirts, and other cool swag.
  • Sponsored by Paddled South Brewing Company

City of High Point Wetlands Night Hike

  • Haw River State Park 339 Conference Center Dr., Browns Summit, NC 27214
    • Meet at The Summit Access by Flagpole
  • Time: 8 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Free. For school age children and their families.
  • The program is limited to the first 30 people who sign up. Eventbrite signup.
  • Taking a night hike in the wetlands opens visitors up to a completely new experience. Join us on an easy 0.5-mile hike as we look and listen for signs of wildlife who call our parks’ watery places home.

Friday, JUNE 10

City of Greensboro Green Girls Program 

  • Bur-Mil Park  5834 Bur-Mill Club Rd., Greensboro, NC 27410
  • Time: 1 pm – 5 pm
  • This is a free, drop-off program, but registration is required.
  • This hands-on environmental science program will introduce rising middle school girls to a possible career in science and research in a practical, hands-on way. In the event of rain, we may delay the starting time, however, the ending time will not change.
  • This is a 2-part program:
    • Tuesday, June 7 – Bog Garden – Water Quality in My City
    • Friday, June 10 – Bur-Mil Park – Dragonflies as Indicator Species
  • Sponsored by Greensboro Parks and Recreation and Water Resouces

Saturday, JUNE 11

City of High Point Activity Table at High Point Farmer’s Market

Guilford County Parks Family Fishing Day

  • Saturday, June 11
  • Time: 9 am – 12 pm
  • Bring your fishing poles for a fun and educational day at the Farm. Enjoy a demonstration of how to properly prepare and clean a fish for cooking. Learn about buffer zones and other Clean Water Management Tools. Herb and Vegetable Plant Sale in the greenhouse !

City of High Point Movie Day at the Library: Moana


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