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April 2018

Opening Day Celebration: Old Time Plowing and Folkways

Sat, Apr 7, 2018
10:00 am
- 4:00 pm General Admission
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.

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Bogs, Bugs and Beavers Guided Walks

Sat, Apr 28, 2018
10:00 am
- 5:00 pm
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.

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May 2018

Flying Wild Workshop

Sat, May 5, 2018
9:30 am
- 4:00 pm FREE for participants

Flying WILD workshops provide activities to teach middle school students about birds, their migration, and what people can do to help birds and their habitats.  The activities can be used to teach classroom lessons or to set up service-learning projects about birds and their habitats.  The guide can even provide activities for a bird festival. Workshop Details Participants are eligible for 6 hours of Criteria I or CEU credit and will receive the Flying WILD guide. This workshop is at…

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World Migratory Bird Day Celebration

Sat, May 5, 2018
10:00 am
- 4:00 pm General Admission
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.

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June 2018

National Get Outdoors Day (FREE event)

Sat, Jun 9, 2018
10:00 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…

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Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club

Wed, Jun 13, 2018
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 2, 2018

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!” Programs run weekly between June 13- August 2.     Program Info: Each Wednesday or Thursday an outdoor-oriented activity explores a different forest related theme. Wednesdays are perfect for parents who have multiple children old enough for Woodsy and Junior Forester. Designed to engage 4-7 year olds in the natural world around them. Blends investigation and creativity. Each child…

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Junior Forester Program

Wed, Jun 13, 2018
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 1, 2018

The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

When Wednesdays, June 13- August 1; 10:30am – 12:30pm. Junior Foresters are invited to any number of the themed weeks. The program is designed for boys and girls ages 8-12. Please register ahead of time by calling 828-877-3130. Program Info Forestry goes beyond studying trees and there are forest scientists who study just about everything between plants and animals. Junior Foresters will explore what a scientist needs to know when studying insects, reptiles, or water quality, and the skills they need…

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Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club

Thu, Jun 14, 2018
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 2, 2018

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!” Programs run weekly between June 13- August 2.     Program Info: Each Wednesday or Thursday an outdoor-oriented activity explores a different forest related theme. Wednesdays are perfect for parents who have multiple children old enough for Woodsy and Junior Forester. Designed to engage 4-7 year olds in the natural world around them. Blends investigation and creativity. Each child…

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Pink Beds BioBlitz

Sat, Jun 16, 2018
9:30 am
- 11:00 pm FREE for all ages.
The Cradle of Forestry 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States

This event is FREE for participants. Regular admissions fees apply to non-participating guests. BioBlitz Registration Form  The registration link is offline until we update it for 2018. Email Courtney Long, courtney@cfaia.org if you have any questions or comments.   DOWNLOAD iNaturalist What is a BioBlitz? A celebration of biodiversity! This event is dedicated to identifying as many species of flora and fauna in a designated amount of time in a defined area. It’s up to you on what we find. The…

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Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club

Wed, Jun 20, 2018
10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until Thu, Aug 2, 2018

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!” Programs run weekly between June 13- August 2.     Program Info: Each Wednesday or Thursday an outdoor-oriented activity explores a different forest related theme. Wednesdays are perfect for parents who have multiple children old enough for Woodsy and Junior Forester. Designed to engage 4-7 year olds in the natural world around them. Blends investigation and creativity. Each child…

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