There are some incredible partners in this community who support the WNC Nature Center and love the wild animals who call the Southern Appalachian mountains home! Read below to learn more about some special programs and collaborations happening during the month of May.
In response, ACSC created amazing hellbender soccer shirts, with proceeds supporting the WNC Nature Center. These will soon be for sale in the Nature Center Gift Shop too! Additionally, the WNC Nature Center will join the Blues on Friday, May 20, for a doubleheader night welcoming both Dalton Red Wolves SC and North Carolina Fusion to Memorial Field (games at 5pm and 7:30pm). Buy tickets for the games here and stop by the Nature Center table to learn more about hellbenders and what you can do to protect their habitat!
On May 22, they’re debuting the WNC Nature Center’s brew – the Black Bear Kolsch – to benefit the Friends of the WNC Nature Center! Stop by the celebration at Highland from 1 to 4 pm to see the WNC Nature Center tabling, along with face painting, balloon animals, bat boxes, and more! Learn more about Highland Brewing’s Pints with Purpose series here.
Asheville Creative Arts
Please join Asheville Creative Arts’ world premier of Nehprii Amenii’s children’s theater production “HUMAN,” a multisensory puppetry experience for children ages five and up.
Now that Humans are extinct and the world as we knew it has ended, the Octopus has a decision to make… Will it be willing to give up one of its three hearts in order to create a new, more sensitive human being? Will it be willing to give humanity a second chance? HUMAN is told through the windows of a sunken submarine, using images of the human heart, and a hybrid of puppetry styles. Meant to be enjoyed by children 5 and older and their families, it consists of projection design, sound design, dance, puppetry, and sensory play that explore what it means to be HUMAN.