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There's something for everyone

From fishing lessons to astronomy programs, from tree identification hikes to kite workshops, our parks offer a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration.

Browse through the calendar or the event listing below.

 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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Fort Macon State Park
02/03/2017 - 11:00am
 
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Crowders Mountain State Park
02/07/2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
 
Fort Macon State Park
02/07/2017 - 11:00am
 
Fort Macon State Park
02/09/2017 - 11:00am
 
Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area
02/09/2017 - 1:00pm
 
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Fort Macon State Park
02/16/2017 - 10:00am
 
Fort Macon State Park
02/16/2017 - 11:00am
 
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Fort Macon State Park
02/20/2017 - 11:00am
 
Fort Macon State Park
02/21/2017 - 11:00am
 
Jockeys Ridge State Park
02/21/2017 - 2:00pm
 
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Fort Macon State Park
02/27/2017 - 11:00am
 
Fort Macon State Park
02/28/2017 - 11:00am
 
Hammocks Beach State Park
02/28/2017 - 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
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Meet in the Fort entrance for a guided tour of Fort Macon.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are held Monday through Friday at 11:00.

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Tue Feb 28 2017 .
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort Entrance

Everything has a story that is waiting to be heard. Join us at the park for a storytelling session reflecting on the history that helped shape this community. Guest speakers will share their stories about Swansboro, Huggins Island, former children camps, shipbuilding, farming, as well as the history of Hammocks Beach State Park. So many changes to learn about!
 

Date of Event:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Learn about a 19th century musket's history, loading procedures, and firing.

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Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Mar 29 2017 .
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 9:30am
Start Location:
Fort Macon

Meet in the Fort entrance for a guided tour of Fort Macon.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are held Monday through Friday at 11:00.

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Fri Mar 31 2017 .
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort Entrance

Meet at the Golden Corral (Dutch Treat) in Morehead City for the Friends of Fort Macon’s monthly meeting.  News about upcoming events and projects will be discussed, and a guest speaker will have a 30-45 min presentation.

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Repeats every month on March, April, May, June on the first Wednesday until Wed Jun 07 2017 .
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
Start Location:
Golden Corral Morehead City

This six hour workshop will cover the basics of astronomy. You will learn how you can create a successful astronomy program with no more equipment then a clear dark night, your night vision, and binoculars if you have them. The course will also introduce concepts of the moon and its phases, using sky maps to locate constellations, putting our solar system into perspective, and so much more.... more

Date of Event:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Start Location:
Please meet at the park visitor center classroom.

Have you ever seen something that made you want to learn more about it? Join a park ranger as we explore the park along Queens Creek learning and writing about some of the sights and sounds that can be found in the park in this nature journaling program. Each time is a new topic. This is a fun way to show off your knowledge and creativity! Bring your own notebook (optional).
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Date of Event:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Former FFA Camp

Meet in the Fort entrance for a guided tour of Fort Macon.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are held Monday through Friday at 11:00.

Date of Event:
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort Entrance

Squirrels can be a lot of fun to watch as they scurry about and jump from tree to tree. We’ll learn a bit more about these entertaining critters as we read a book, play some games, and make a craft. All activities will be geared towards 3 to 5 year-olds and meant for parents to do with their children.

Date of Event:
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join the Park Rangers and their guest speakers at Falls Lake State Recreation Area to learn about the invasive species in the Piedmont!  To mark the National Invasive Species Awareness Week, we’ll be introducing you to some of our area invasives and how we manage them at NC State Parks and State Natural Areas. Additionally, we’ll learn about native plants and gardens. Please come dressed for... more

Date of Event:
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Start Location:
Beaverdam Shelter 24
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