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 adults to explore public lands. On this day local organizations and NGOs partner to showcase how you can indulge in an adventure within your “naturehood.” Across the nation sites offer a chance for you and your family to unplug and connect with the outdoors. At the Cradle we host multiple activities for you to discover the forest in our NC mountains.
GO Day Activities:
*10:30am-11:00am ” Lorax” storytime
10:30am-1:00pm Pond Exploration
11:00am-1:00pm Map and Compass
*12:00pm-12:45pm Skulls and Tracks talk
1:00pm-3:00pm Crafts and activities
*1:15pm-3:00pm Fren Fernzied Walk
2:00pm-4:00pm Campfire Basics at the Washplace
2:00pm-4:00pm Rappelling basics
*= participants need to meet the accompanying leader by the start time; all other activities are ongoing