Woodsy Owl is the USDA Forest Service’s conservation symbol whose motto is, “Lend a hand, care for the land!”
- Each Thursday 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.
- Two programs available- 10:30am-12:00 OR 1:30-3:00pm
- Fee: $4.00/child/program. Accompanying adults admitted for half the entrance fee ($2.50).
- Free for accompanying adults with season passes to the Cradle of Forestry, America the Beautiful Senior passes, Golden Age Passports and Friends of the Cradle passes
Weekly Themes for 2017:
Week 1: June 15 Mini Beasts- Discover the interesting mini world of insects.
Week 2: June 22 Watery World– Study local aquatic species that call the river, pond, and wetlands home.
Week 3: June 29 Amazing Amphibians-Discover how amphibians grow, change, and thrive in the forests of Western North Carolina.
Week 4: July 6 Birds of a Feather– Discover what it takes to be a bird.
Week 5: July 13 Clever Canids– Learn more about our clever foxes, coyotes and wolves.
Week 6: July 20 Respectful Reptiles– Learn about the often misunderstood local reptiles.
Week 7: July 27 Oh Deer! – Learn more about your backyard whitetail deer.
Week 8: August 3 Be Bear Aware– Learn more about how our local black bears grow, travel, and find dinner.
Week 9: August 10 Terrific Turkeys– Turkeys aren’t just for Thanksgiving!
Reservations are required! Please call (828) 877-3130 or stop by to sign up and save your spot!
Lunch in the Cafe’ at the Cradle is available from 11am-3pm daily. The cafe serves a variety of soups, salads and sandwiches made from local, seasonal ingredients. There are also kids’ meals for $6.