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National Get Outdoors Day
This national holiday celebrates our favorite thing to do… get outdoors! Look for our discovery stations as you hike and learn some cool trail information and history from our naturalists. Plus, look for our friends from Fox Mountain Guides leading rock climbing demonstrations.
Schedule of Events:
Stop and chat with a naturalist at one of our discovery stations as you hike around the Park from 10 am to 3 pm. Or, look for our friends from Fox Mountain Guides past the Cliff Dwellers bathrooms.
Outdoor Ethics | Chimney Level
Meet one of our naturalists and discover how you and your family can have safe and fun outdoor adventures this summer. Learn some of the ways we can work together to leave nature better than we found it, lessen our negative impacts on the environmnet, and enjoy exploring for years to come.
Skins and Skulls | Outcroppings Deck
Welcome to the world of wildlife in Western NC. Through the use of skulls and skins, students will learn what characteristics native animals have and how to identify common wildlife of the area. Bring your problem solving skills to unlock many of their secrets.
Secretive Salamanders | Waterfall
Did you know that 17 percent of the world’s salamanders live in the Southeastern US? We are so lucky to have these special, secretive amphibians inhabiting our region. Students will learn more about salamanders and what they can do to protect and conserve them and their habitats.
Climbing Demonstration by Fox Mountain Guides | Outcroppings Deck
Fox Mountain Guides will be onsite offering free climbing demonstrations for anyone interested ages six years old and up. No experience necessary. All equipment provided.