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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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Event List

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 21, 2017 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort Entrance

Join us for a talk about animals found around the park. Learn about their unique adapatations and behaviors that help them survive. Meets at the visitor center. 

Date of Event:
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Let’s look for and learn about earthworms at the Occoneechee ponds.
 
**Children must be accompanied by an adult.  
    
 

Date of Event:
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Occoneechee Parking Lot

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

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Feb 22 2017 .
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 10:00am
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:
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort Entrance

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, February 23, 2017 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort Entrance

We've all had (or at least heard of) maple syrup. Traditionally maple syrup making is a typical scene in the winter forests of the Northeast and upper Midwest of the United States, however, the Southeast has its own version of maple syrup that is just as good and made in the same way.

Join a Park Ranger to learn how to properly identify Sycamore trees, how to tap them for their sap, and... more

Date of Event:
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center - 8801 Glenwood Avenue entrance

The Division of Parks and Recreation and Hammocks Beach State Park along with the community are excited to discover and explore the ideas and concepts that will shape the mainland area of Hammocks Beach State Park and encourage everyone to get involved and join the conversation as we explore the possibilities!  Citizens will be able to comment on conceptual plans, programming elements and... more

Date of Event:
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

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:
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort Entrance

Join a ranger to talk about the only native marsupial in the United States, the opossum.

Date of Event:
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center
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