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April 2017

Opening Day Celebration: Old Time Plowing and Folkways

Sat, Apr 8, 2017
9:00 am
- 5:00 pm

$5.00 for ages 16 and up, free for youth and pass holders.

The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States
Step back to the days of the Biltmore Forest School. Meet David and Diane Burnette and their Percheron draft horses. Read More » View Details »

International Migratory Bird Day Celebration

Sat, Apr 29, 2017
10:00 am
- 4:00 pm

$5.00 for ages 16 and up, free for youth

The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States
The spring forests and fields are alive with song as migratory birds arrive from their tropical winter homes to summer habitats in our mountains. Read More » View Details »
May 2017

Garden Day

Sat, May 6, 2017
9:00 am
- 5:00 pm

$5.00 for ages 16 and up, free for youth

The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States
Farming and gardening is a rich part of our North Carolina heritage that has seen many changes in practices since the time of the Cherokees. National Wildlife Federation “Backyard Habitat” Native wildflowers, small shrubs and a tadpole pond are included in this small habitat. Taking care of this area on Garden Day involves removing any large fallen limbs, invasive, and non-native plants. Take a peek at the pond and see if you can spot our resident green frog! Certifying your… Read More » View Details »

Pink Beds BioBlitz

Sat, May 20, 2017
9:00 am
- 5:00 pm

FREE for all ages.

The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States
  Download the BioBlitz Registration Form here and return by May 8th.  What is a BioBlitz? An event dedicated toward applying citizen science in order to identify as many species of flora and fauna in a designated amount of time in a defined area. The Pink Beds valley near Asheville, N.C. is part of the Cradle’s 6,500-acre property and home to a diverse set of niches. The Pink Beds BioBlitz promotes outdoor educational opportunities for western North Carolina schools and the public… Read More » View Details »

Bogs, Bugs and Beavers

Sat, May 27, 2017
9:00 am
- 5:00 pm

$5.00 for ages 16 and up, free for youth

The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States
Guided walks along the Pink Beds Trail interpret the natural history of beavers, their wetland-creating activities and the changing habitats they create. Read More » View Details »

Butterfly Bonanza

Mon, May 29, 2017
9:00 am
- 5:00 pm

$5.00 for ages 16 and up, free for youth. Honored passes include America the Beautiful, Golden Age passports and Every Kid in a Park

The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States
What do butterflies and books have in common? Author Rita Venable will be at the Cradle of Forestry Discovery Center signing her book “Butterflies of Tennessee” and sharing her knowledge. A celebration of these fluttering pollinators this day will be all about butterflies!  “I have written a number of technical books and I immediately appreciated the research, design, clarity, presentation, completeness and wonderful photographs in ‘Butterflies Of Tennessee.”   -G. Smith, writer Schedule of Activities:  10:00am- Book signing 1:00pm- Butterfly walk with Rita   Description of… Read More » View Details »
June 2017

Junior Forester Program (Wednesdays, June thru August)

Wed, Jun 7, 2017
10:30 am
- 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, Aug 2, 2017

$4.00 per program per child, $2.50 for accompanying adults

The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States
Wednesdays, June 7- August 2; 10:30am – 12:30pm. What do forester’s need to know? How to prepare for an outdoor trip, identifying trees and how they grow, using a compass and map, wildlife habitats, and more! Designed for boys and girls ages 8-12 Combines learning new skills, discovery and reflection Each youth receives a Junior Forester badge upon taking the “Conservation Pledge.” Fee: $4.00/child/program. Accompanying adults admitted for half the entrance fee ($2.50). Free for accompanying adults with season passes… Read More » View Details »

Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club (Thursdays, June thru August)

Thu, Jun 8, 2017
10:30 am
- 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 3, 2017

$4.00 per program per child, $2.50 for accompanying adults

The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States
Woodsy Owl is the USDA Forest Service’s conservation symbol whose motto is, “Lend a hand, care for the land!” Each day an outdoor-oriented activity explores a different forest related theme. Designed to engage 4-7 year olds in the natural world around them. Blends investigation and creativity. Each child leaves with the colorful book,Woodsy’s ABCs, a Woodsy pin and a craft they create; repeat children receive other Woodsy gifts. Fee: $4.00/child/program. Accompanying adults admitted for half the entrance fee ($2.50). Free… Read More » View Details »

National Get Outdoors Day (FREE event)

Sat, Jun 10, 2017
9:00 am
- 5:00 pm

FREE

The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States
The Cradle of Forestry celebrates National Get Outdoors Day. Begun in 2008 by the USDA Forest Service, this event supports Americans in seeking out healthy, active outdoor lifestyles. The day includes skills teaching and demonstrations by western North Carolina’s outdoor recreation community. If you are visiting the Blue Ridge Mountains, add GO Day to your list of things to do. Admission to the site is free on this national event day. National Get Outdoors Day: GO Day spurred from “Every Kid in the Woods” which supports children and… Read More » View Details »

Junior Forester Program (Wednesdays, June thru August)

Wed, Jun 14, 2017
10:30 am
- 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, Aug 2, 2017

$4.00 per program per child, $2.50 for accompanying adults

The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States
Wednesdays, June 7- August 2; 10:30am – 12:30pm. What do forester’s need to know? How to prepare for an outdoor trip, identifying trees and how they grow, using a compass and map, wildlife habitats, and more! Designed for boys and girls ages 8-12 Combines learning new skills, discovery and reflection Each youth receives a Junior Forester badge upon taking the “Conservation Pledge.” Fee: $4.00/child/program. Accompanying adults admitted for half the entrance fee ($2.50). Free for accompanying adults with season passes… Read More » View Details »
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