August 2

Friday | 5pm

I’m Going Hiking and I’m Bringing A…

Through this program, participants have the chance to learn the importance of being well-prepared for a hike. The group will become more aware of several common and possible challenges visitors face each year while visiting Pisgah National Forest. By becoming more aware of some of the possible challenges, visitors may learn to reframe the way they see the forest, and thus prepare better and enjoy trips on a deeper level.. The 10 Essentials will be discussed and the facilitator will demonstrate packing the 10 essentials, properly, into a day pack. In addition, Leave No Trace Principles will be identified and discussed.


 

August 3

Saturday | 7pm

What Sort of Animals Live Here Anyway?

Participants will be given the opportunity to learn about common land animals in the Pisgah Ranger District including black bear, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, bobcat, fox, owl, beaver, and skunk. Through activities and discussions, participants will be challenged to spot clues such as tracks, dens, duff, and scat to determine what sort of animals may have been in the area.


 

August 6

Tuesday | 4pm

Life in the River

Meet the River Rangers at the Swimming Hole to learn more about what lives in Davidson River. You will have a chance to look for the critters that live there, so come prepared to get wet! Program geared for ages 5-12, but all are welcome!


 

August 8

Thursday | 4pm

Animal Olympics

Meet the River Rangers in the field to learn about some of the animals that live in the Forest, and then put your skills to the test to see if you have what it takes to be like these animals! Program geared for ages 5-12, but all are welcome!


 

August 9

Friday | 5pm

Recreational Opportunities in Pisgah National Forest

This program presents an overview of recreational pursuits in Pisgah National Forest including hiking, biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, rafting and tubing. Participants will have the opportunity to gain a better handle on the opportunities available in Pisgah Forest as well a clearer view of what those activities entail.


 

August 10

Saturday | 7pm

Appalachian Writers

This program provides a venue to discuss Appalachian writers of the past and present. Participants will have the opportunity to hear poetry and passages from writers such writers as Thomas Wolfe, Carl Sandburg, and F. Scott Fitzgerald as well as modern day writers including Charles Frazier, Gail Godwin, and Mark de Castrique.


 

August 13

Tuesday | 4pm

Leave No Trace
Meet the River Rangers at the field to learn about how you can help keep the Forest looking great through the Leave No Trace principles! Program geared for ages 5-12, but all are welcome!


 

August 15

Thursday | 4pm

Life in the River
Meet the River Rangers at the Swimming Hole to learn more about what lives in Davidson River. You will have a chance to look for the critters that live there, so come prepared to get wet! Program geared for ages 5-12, but all are welcome!


 

August 16

Friday | 5pm

Day Hiking Pisgah National Forest
This program explores several popular day hikes in Pisgah National Forest, how to prepare and what to expect, and includes discussion about the seven principles of Leave No Trace and waterfall safety as well as the 10 Essentials.


 

August 17

Saturday | 7pm

The Road “Knot” Taken
Participants will receive instruction in rope selection and care. Knots such a Bowline, Double Fisherman’s, Figure 8, and Girth Hitch will be discussed and demonstrated. Folks will have the opportunity to learn which knots are best for certain jobs. Plenty of time is allotted for participants to practice tying these knots.


 

August 23

Friday | 5pm

Day Hiking Pisgah National Forest
This program explores several popular day hikes in Pisgah National Forest, how to prepare and what to expect, and includes discussion about the seven principles of Leave No Trace and waterfall safety as well as the 10 Essentials


 

August 24

Saturday | 7pm

What Sort of Animals Live Here Anyway?
Participants will be given the opportunity to learn about common land animals in the Pisgah Ranger District including black bear, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, bobcat, fox, owl, beaver, and skunk. Through activities and discussions, participants will be challenged to spot clues such as tracks, dens, duff, and scat to determine what sort of animals may have been in the area


 

August 30

Friday | 5pm

I’m Going Hiking and I’m Bringing A…
Through this program, participants have the chance to learn the importance of being well-prepared for a hike. The group will become more aware of several common and possible challenges visitors face each year while visiting Pisgah National Forest. By becoming more aware of some of the possible challenges, visitors may learn to reframe the way they see the forest, and thus prepare better and enjoy trips on a deeper level.. The 10 Essentials will be discussed and the facilitator will demonstrate packing the 10 essentials, properly, into a day pack. In addition, Leave No Trace Principles will be identified and discussed.


 

August 31

Saturday | 7pm

Appalachian Writers
This program provides a venue to discuss Appalachian writers of the past and present. Participants will have the opportunity to hear poetry and passages from writers such writers as Thomas Wolfe, Carl Sandburg, and F. Scott Fitzgerald as well as modern day writers including Charles Frazier, Gail Godwin, and Mark de Castrique.