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NOTE: Not all events are on Saturday, April 21, some are the week of.  Be sure to double-check before you go. Enjoy!

Celebrate Earth Day with over a dozen local organizations at Fort Macon State Park.  Each group will have a booth with displays and/or activities showcasing their conservation efforts.  

Date of Event:
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Start Location:
Fort Macon Visitor Center

Join a park ranger and learn about the geological mysteries of the Carolina Bays. Formation theories and the natural communities associated with Carolina Bays will be discussed. Participants should meet at the Jones Lake State Park Visitor Center at 10:00am.  Call the Park office at 910-588-4550 for more information. This event is free of charge and open to the general public.
 

Date of Event:
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join us for our monthly Read with a Ranger program. Our reading program is for children in kindergarten through fourth grade, but all ages are welcome. For the month of April we will be celebrating Earth Day! We will be reading Dr. Seuss’s, The Lorax and you will get to plant your own Truffala tree. After story time the group will be heading out to the Quarry Trail for a hike. 

Date of Event:
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Start Location:
Shelter B

Help us celebrate the NC Science Festival! Public and private conservationists have been protecting lands in and around Chimney Rock for well over 100 years.  Join state park rangers, regional biologists, and other environmental educators to learn about the great work being done to protect our beautiful landscape.

Date of Event:
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Riverwalk behind the Old Rock Cafe

Come celebrate the Earth Day weekend with a NC Hike. Join the park ranger on the park’s newest trail, Sand Live Oak Trail. This trail snakes through the most southern end of the park property, through several different plant communities along the Cape Fear River. Meet the park ranger at 12:30 pm at the end of Nature Trail Lane in the Flytrap Trail parking lot.

Date of Event:
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 12:30pm
Start Location:
Flytrap Trail Parking Lot

In celebration of Earth Day join a Ranger for a reading of “The Lorax” followed by some activities to demonstrate the importance of trees. We will then take a 0.5 mile walk to look at some of the different trees in the park.

Date of Event:
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Shelter 2 at Sandling Beach

Celebrate this Earth Day with the birds!

Date of Event:
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:30am
Start Location:
Few's Ford Parking Loop

Happy Earth Day! Join a Park Ranger to learn the importance of pollinators and how to attract them to your backyard. Learn the difference between a native, introduced, and invasive…

Date of Event:
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Start Location:
Pilot Creek Access

Get involved this Earth Day with Mount Mitchell State Park! What better way to celebrate Earth Day than helping to maintain a beautiful and unique enviornment? Join a ranger as you assist in cleaning up our scenic Commissary Trail. Volunteers will be provided saftey equipment, bags, beverages, and transportation. Dress appropriately for the weather and pack a lunch.

Date of Event:
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Park Office

Come out to Goose Creek State Park and learn how you can become part of the Earth Day:  Billion Acts of Green effort.  Plant a tree, take a quiz and find out what you can do to help reduce plastic pollution.  Meet in the visitor center.

Date of Event:
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center