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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.

 

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Eno River State Park
03/02/2017 - 8:30am
 
Fort Macon State Park
03/02/2017 - 11:00am
 
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Fort Macon State Park
03/07/2017 - 11:00am
 
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03/08/2017 - 9:30am
 
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Fort Macon State Park
03/13/2017 - 9:00am
 
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03/13/2017 - 11:00am
 
Fort Macon State Park
03/14/2017 - 11:00am
 
Fort Macon State Park
03/16/2017 - 10:00am
 
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Eno River State Park
03/23/2017 - 8:30am
 
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03/23/2017 - 11:00am
 
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Fort Macon State Park
03/27/2017 - 11:00am
 
 
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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.

Date of Event:
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

Bring your binoculars and join a state park educator on a 0.7 mile leisurely walk to see what birds reside at Eno River State Park. All birding levels are welcome! 

Where: Few's Ford Picnic Area. From the main entrance to the park (6101 Cole Mill Rd, Durham, NC), continue all the way down the road until it dead ends into a large parking area. 
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Date of Event:
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:30am
Start Location:
Few's Ford Picnic Area

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 .
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

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, March 3, 2017 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort Entrance

The Weymouth Woods staff needs your help re-routing a short section of hiking trail. Work will include removing vegetation with hand tools, raking a new path, and covering up the old path to discourage continued use. Please meet at the visitor center, and if you have work gloves, loppers, or a rake, please bring them along. Also, don’t forget to bring water and bug spray! We should be finished... more

Date of Event:
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a park ranger for a leisurely hike along the 1.42 mile Piedmont Loop Trail.  The hike is easy to moderate and takes approximately an hour to complete.  While on the hike, we will take the spur path that leads through the wetlands down to the Haw River.  You are more than welcome to walk with the ranger and learn about the history of the park or strike out on own depending on your walking... more

Date of Event:
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Main lodge at The Summit Environmental Education and Conference Center
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