DIRT Events


Saturday, January 25, 2020

Archaeology: Dig through History
Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Come dig through history at our mock archaeology dig site and explore what its like to be an archaeologist. Keep what you find! $5 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Roving Ranger
Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Find the Roving Ranger table on your next visit to Fort Yargo! Each date and location will have different activities and teach guests about topics such as wildlife, fishing, the Old Fort, plant identification and more. Suitable for all ages. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Junior Ranger After Dark
Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Take the night off and send the kids to camp! JRAD is a Saturday night full of adventures, from night hikes to campfire stories. Campers will create crafts, go on a night hike, and of course enjoy some s'mores. Campers will need closed toe shoes, a flashlight or head lamp, and a water bottle. Please have campers eat dinner before or pack food. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Canyon Overlook Hike
Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
This will be a very short and easy educational hike on our Canyon Overlook Trail! Hikers will get the opportunity to learn about the unique formations found throughout Mistletoe. The cost is $2 per person. Ages 3 and under are free. We will be meeting at the Nature Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Craft a Cardinal
Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join our naturalist at picnic shelter #2 to craft a cardinal. This event is a great opportunity for children to learn about the birds that are living in the park and ask the naturalists any questions they may have about nature. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Hands-on Colonial Craft Series
Sundays 2 PM - 3:30 PM – Jan 26, 2020 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join our rangers for a unique experience as we provide hands-on colonial crafting courses. Every class you will help you develop new skills and leave you with a one-of-a-kind memento. Each week will cover a different craft so feel free to sign up for any one or all of them but pre-registration is required and space is extremely limited. $15. 912-437-4777 ext. 0.
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Winter in the Woods Hike
Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy a guided hike along the Yellow/Blue trail around the lake. Pause to listen for bird calls, look for signs of wildlife, and practice your winter tree ID. This is a moderate hike through the surrounding woods and along the lakeside. Please wear appropriate hiking attire (including comfortable hiking shoes) and bring water. Meet at Area B $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Camellias in Our Southern Gardens
Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Master Gardener Linda Hlozansky, a member of the Friends of Hofwyl, will discuss the Camellias at Hofwyl-Broadfield plantation and those in your landscape. The presentation will last 45 minutes to an hour. It will be held in the auditorium of the Visitors’ Center at Hofwyl. After the program, there will be a walk to the Camellia Garden. $5 to $8. 912-223-7900.
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Friday, January 31, 2020

Forest Writing and Sketching
Friday, Jan 31, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a short interpretive hike through our beautiful Piedmont forest where we will then sit to listen to a short lecture about writing and sketching. The remainder of the time will be spent quietly writing and sketching in a lovely, secluded spot in the forest. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $3 plus $5 parking. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, February 1, 2020

Roving Ranger
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Find the Roving Ranger table on your next visit to Fort Yargo! Each date and location will have different activities and teach guests about topics such as wildlife, fishing, the Old Fort, plant identification and more. Suitable for all ages. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Winter Nature Hike
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Get your blood pumping as you hop like a toad, run like a deer, do the tortoise slo-mo walk and more in this fun ½ mile interactive hike along the beautiful Woodpecker Trail. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Rangers Off Trail: Gold Mine Hike
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to pre-register; limited spots available. Rangers will be leading a hike off trail to historic gold mines. We will also be exploring other features like a natural spring and possibly a 1990's research square. This will be an approximate 3 mile moderate to strenuous hike. Inclement weather may cancel this event. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Sunday, February 2, 2020

Antioch Trail Cleanup Day
Sunday, Feb 2, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Volunteers are being sought to clean and clear an existing trail. meet at the Visitors Center. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants and boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. 706-802-5087.
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Trail Cleanup
Sunday, Feb 2, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Volunteers are being sought to clean up/clear an existing trail. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants & boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. 706-802-5087 $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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Backcountry Geology Hike
Sunday, Feb 2, 2020 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist and "Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park" president John Johnston will lead a moderately strenuous three mile hike identifying rock types and explaining how they formed. Explore the beautiful Jack's Branch area and the seldom-visited quarry of the New Manchester mill. Meet in the Visitor's Center. Sturdy, closed toe shoes required. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Healthy Soil = Healthy Forest
Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 6 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
This Dine and Discover event will cover topics of forest diversity, forest health for habitat and forest health for timber management. Dinner will be provided free of charge. Space is limited to 30. Call the Golden Triangle RC&D to register or email jandrews@goldentrianglercd.org. $5 parking. 229-723-3841.
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Homeschool Days
Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 6 PM to 8 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, February 8, 2020

Lost but Found Safe and Sound
2nd Saturday of Month 3 PM - 4 PM from Feb 8, 2020 until Nov 14, 2020 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This FREE class will be taking place at our Nature Center. There will be a short video and then a K-9 demonstration with Keegan and a question and answer session with one of our Search and Rescue members. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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GDRA 1864 Camp of Instruction
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join us for a gathering of reenactment soldiers on a day of training, practice, and drills. Black powder and tactical demonstrations will be open for public observation.There will also be a presentation by author Michael Shaffer. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Roving Ranger
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Find the Roving Ranger table on your next visit to Fort Yargo! Each date and location will have different activities and teach guests about topics such as wildlife, fishing, the Old Fort, plant identification and more. Suitable for all ages. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Super Museum Sunday - Soldier Stories
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 9 AM to 5 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
FREE admission for this Super Museum Sunday special event. Enjoy guided hikes at 1 pm and 2 pm. There will also be local Civil War relic displays, artifact identification, a special program by author Brad Butkovich on soldier's stories, and black powder firing demonstrations. 770-443-7850.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Children's Nature Walk
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Enjoy the fall colors with us and make a necklace of the different colors that you see! Walk the Squirrel trail and pick up nature's colors as we head to a shelter to put our necklace together. All ages are welcome! Sign up at the Park Office prior to the event. $2 per person $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Winter Nature Hike
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Get your blood pumping as you hop like a toad, run like a deer, do the tortoise slo-mo walk and more in this fun ½ mile interactive hike along the beautiful Woodpecker Trail. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 to Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Molten Moonlight Iron Pour: Valentine's Special
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 3 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scratch blocks go on sale at 3 PM. Pour begins at 6:30 PM. It's the day after Valentine's, so come out with your special someone to this Molten Moonlight Iron Pour. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All vehicles require a park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 to Monday, Feb 17, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Billys Island Stories in the Dirt
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 5 PM to 7 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger on a trip to historic Billys Island. We will look at the many signs of human activity imprinted on the landscape from Native Americans, loggers, swampers and even refuge activities. These include Indian mounds, a cemetery, old rail beds and logging equipment. $20-$25 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Monday, February 17, 2020

Mini Junior Ranger Camp
Monday, Feb 17, 2020 8 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children will participate in outdoor activities including hiking, birding, outdoor survival, pond study and more as they work toward earning Junior Ranger badges. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register and pay. Ages 6-10. Space limited to 10 kids. $15 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Winter Nature Hike
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Get your blood pumping as you hop like a toad, run like a deer, do the tortoise slo-mo walk and more in this fun ½ mile interactive hike along the beautiful Woodpecker Trail. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Homeschool Days
Thursday, Mar 5, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Cadette Girl Scout Night Owl Hike
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a fun learning experience for all Cadette Girl Scouts! Earn your Night Owl badge by taking a hike with our rangers while learning more about the wild and interesting animals that wander the park at night. You'll have the chance to see bats, raccoons, armadillos, deer, and much more! Embrace your wild side and get outdoors! $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Molten Moonlight Iron Pour
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 3 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scratch blocks go on sale at 3 PM. Pour begins at 6:30 PM. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All vehicles require a park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, March 13, 2020

Scottish Heritage Days
Friday, Mar 13, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Living history demonstrations such as musket and cannon firings, blacksmithing, 18th century cooking and music will take place among Live Oaks and Spanish moss. Friday is Student Day and a battle reenactment will take place on Saturday at 3 p.m. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Scottish Heritage Days
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 9 AM to 5 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Living history demonstrations such as musket and cannon firings, blacksmithing, 18th century cooking and music will take place among Live Oaks and Spanish moss. Friday is Student Day and a battle reenactment will take place on Saturday at 3 p.m. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
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7th Annual Weekend Blessings 5K/10K
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 8 AM to 12 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Walk, Run, Jog or Stroll through the beautiful George L Smith Park to raise funds for Weekend Blessings Backpack Food Program in Emanuel County. Emanuel County students cost is only $10! Registration Fees: $25 for 5k and $35 for 10k T-shirt. Email Weekendblessings@Ymail.com to request a reg. form or register on active.com $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Nature Talk and Hike with the Naturalist
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join the Park Naturalist and learn about the different wildlife, trees, and plants located throughout the park. Then enjoy a guided hike along the trails. Hopefully you will be able to recognize something you just learned about. $2 donation $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Mistletoe 5K Dash
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Mistletoe is hosting their 2nd annual 5K. This is a trail race that will challenge even the best of runners! It's $20 per person to register for this event. To register you must go through our Facebook event page. We will be limiting the race to only 50 runners. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Lost but Found Safe and Sound
2nd Saturday of Month 3 PM - 4 PM from Mar 14, 2020 until Nov 14, 2020 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This FREE class will be taking place at our Nature Center. There will be a short video and then a K-9 demonstration with Keegan and a question and answer session with one of our Search and Rescue members. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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A Hike of History
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call 770-975-0055 to register or get tickets from eventbrite. Join Rangers on a hike back into the 1800's to learn about Red Top's Iron mining history! Consider bringing water for your journey. 1.7 mile loop, moderate terrain. Meet at the Iron Hill Trail Head. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Antioch Trail Cleanup Day
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Volunteers are being sought to clean and clear an existing trail. meet at the Visitors Center. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants and boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. 706-802-5087.
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Trail Cleanup
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Volunteers are being sought to clean up/clear an existing trail. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants & boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. 706-802-5087 $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Scottish Heritage Days
Sunday, Mar 15, 2020 9 AM to 5 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Living history demonstrations such as musket and cannon firings, blacksmithing, 18th century cooking and music will take place among Live Oaks and Spanish moss. Friday is Student Day and a battle reenactment will take place on Saturday at 3 p.m. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
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Backcountry Geology Hike
Sunday, Mar 15, 2020 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist and "Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park" president John Johnston will lead a moderately strenuous three mile hike identifying rock types and explaining how they formed. Explore the beautiful Jack's Branch area and the seldom-visited quarry of the New Manchester mill. Meet in the Visitor's Center. Sturdy, closed toe shoes required. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Fireside Hike
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come join our Ranger for a one-mile winter hike on the beautiful Beaver Trail learning about the season's flora and fauna. Then enjoy marshmallows and a cup of cocoa in front of the fire to warm up. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 to Sunday, Mar 22, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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History By Candlelight Tours
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 7 PM to 10 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Take a guided, lantern-lit walk through historic grounds and the forest at night while learning of legends, lore, and other stories of old. $10. 770-443-7850.
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Trail Hike
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 11 AM to 1 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for a Ranger-led hike. As you stroll along the banks of Antioch Lake, we will share this area's unique history, flora and fauna. Depending on the group we will hike between 2- 5 miles. Trail is moderate. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Mar 22, 2020 to Monday, Mar 23, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Mar 22, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, March 28, 2020

The Great Magnolia Tree
Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come learn about the plant that Magnolia Springs State Park was named after. What does this tree look like? Does the Magnolia Tree have flowers? What is it's habitat? These questions and more will be answered as we discover the Great Magnolia Tree. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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The Search For the Great Magnolia Tree
Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join the naturalist on a nature hike to find Magnolia trees on the park. Along the way you will discover animals and plants that live on the park as we go on this search for the Great Magnolia. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Cast Iron Chefs - Grown In Dirt and Cooked In Fire
Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Once again our cast iron chefs will gather together to demonstrate their skills. Come out to observe while vegetable entrees will be the primary showcase. Sampling will be allowed. Period music and games will set the background under the canopy of southern pines. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
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Billys Island Stories in the Dirt
Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 5 PM to 7 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger on a trip to historic Billys Island. We will look at the many signs of human activity imprinted on the landscape from Native Americans, loggers, swampers and even refuge activities. These include Indian mounds, a cemetery, old rail beds and logging equipment. $20-$25 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Homeschool Days
Thursday, Apr 2, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Outdoor Nature Classroom Grand Opening
Saturday, Apr 4, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Help us celebrate the grand opening of our brand new outdoor classroom! This event will include the following: - Meet and greet with Sid the Science Kid - Ribbon cutting by Sid the Science Kid - Reptile encounters - Slack line - Photo booth - Archery - Nature themed crafts $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Spring Cleaning at the Cabin
Saturday, Apr 4, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Spring Cleaning at the Cabin; Join us for a Festival celebrating Pioneer Spring activities at our historic Vaughan Log Cabin! There will be demonstrations, crafts, and activities themed around Spring, Cleaning, and Planting! Inclement weather may cancel the event. All vehicles must display Park Pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Billys Island Stories in the Dirt
Saturday, Apr 4, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger on a trip to historic Billys Island. We will look at the many signs of human activity imprinted on the landscape from Native Americans, loggers, swampers and even refuge activities. These include Indian mounds, a cemetery, old rail beds and logging equipment. $20-$25 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Apr 8, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Rice Fields History Walk
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
An introductory presentation that will familiarize participants with the methods of Low Country rice culture. Following the presentation there will be a guided hike to the ruins of the plantation rice mill and the rice fields observation deck. Hike will be approximately 1/2 mile in length over uneven ground. $5.00 Youth (6 - 17) $8.00 Adult $7.00 Senior (62 and above) 912-264-7333.
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Lost but Found Safe and Sound
2nd Saturday of Month 3 PM - 4 PM from Apr 11, 2020 until Nov 14, 2020 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This FREE class will be taking place at our Nature Center. There will be a short video and then a K-9 demonstration with Keegan and a question and answer session with one of our Search and Rescue members. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Outdoor Cooking Class - Hobo Style
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
This cooking class is for individuals or families looking to learn how to prepare simple meals wrapped in aluminum foil over a camp fire. Pre-registration required. $5. 770-443-7850.
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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Plantation Planting: Earth Day 2020
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Come out and play in the dirt to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. We will be planting our interpretive gardens for the year, so bring your gardening gloves and help us plant cotton, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers will receive free admission for the day and a guided tour of the site. 478-986-5172.
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Earth Day Project
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Celebrate the Earth by giving back this Earth Day and volunteering at a local park! We will be cleaning up the beach area and hiking trails, working on our pollinator garden, cleaning up trees and much more this Earth Day. This project day is great for groups needing volunteer hours, scouts, and individuals that enjoy making a difference. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Junior Ranger Day
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Come to the park and join a park ranger as they led activities designed to help you earn your Junior Ranger badge. The activities include a mock trial, a syllabary activity, a food cycle activity and a archeology activity. $5.50 - $7.00 706-624-1321.
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NatureFest
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 4 PM to 7:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
In celebration of both Arbor Day and Earth Day, join us at Panola Mountain for an afternoon full of fun and adventure. We are partnering with nature inspired organizations across GA to allow our guests to explore, experience, and engage with nature in new and meaningful ways. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Springtime at the Cabin
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Make your plans for a Spring outing with a visit to our 1853 cabin. Enjoy life-ways demonstrations such as period games, chores, and cooking. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
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125th Ohio Union Encampment
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
The 125th Ohio Infantry Reenactors will be here to demonstrate military tactics in addition to black powder demonstrations and artillery drills. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
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Iron Pour
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scratch blocks go on sale at 10 AM. Pour begins at 1 PM. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All vehicles require a park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Trail Cleanup
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Volunteers are being sought to clean up/clear an existing trail. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants & boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. 706-802-5087 $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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Scorched to the Dirt
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger for a guided hike on the Upland Pine Trail and explore the impacts and benefits of fire in the Okefenokee. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Apr 19, 2020 to Monday, Apr 20, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Apr 19, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Trail Cleanup
Sunday, Apr 19, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Volunteers are being sought to clean up/clear an existing trail. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants & boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. 706-802-5087 $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Earth Day Tree Planting
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Celebrate earth day by planting tree, and learn about maritime forest biodiversity, and the cultural significance of live oak trees. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Back to Roots hike; Earth Day
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Get tickets from Eventbrite or call to register. Come hike with a Ranger as we get Back to Roots, learning about native and invasive plants and their impact. Meet at the Visitor Center to walk the Sweetgum Trail. Inclement weather may cancel the event. All vehicles must display Park Pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Farm Heritage Day
Saturday, Apr 25, 2020 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Explore an antique tractor show and enjoy live bluegrass music, steam engine demos, plantation house tours, come meet our barnyard animals, enjoy old-fashioned toys & games, and experience demonstrations of farm skills like blacksmithing, soap making, spinning & weaving, basket making, wood carving, and more for the whole family. $4 - $6.50 478-986-5172.
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Awesome Opossum's
Saturday, Apr 25, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Did you know that opossum's rarely ever contract the rabies virus? Learn why and many other facts at our fun Awesome Opossum program! Meet at the nature center, next to the park office. The cost to attend the event is $2 per person, ages 3 and under are free. A parking pass is required. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Trail Hike
Saturday, Apr 25, 2020 11 AM to 1 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for a Ranger-led hike. As you stroll along the banks of Antioch Lake, we will share this area's unique history, flora and fauna. Depending on the group we will hike between 2- 5 miles. Trail is moderate. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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Saturday, May 2, 2020

Planting Moon Celebration
Saturday, May 2, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Enjoy the sounds, taste and smells of yesteryear. Tours of historic buildings will be available and demonstrations of life skills common at the time of the Trail of Tears will be demonstrated. Park rangers, a visiting Cherokee artist and Friends of New Echota volunteers will bring the early 19th century Cherokee Nation capital alive again. $5.5-$7 706-624-1321.
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Makers n' Metal n' Music
Saturday, May 2, 2020 10 AM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
This exciting event combines Makers, Iron Pours, and Summer Music together. Makers of all kinds will be here demonstrating how to create things. We will be showing how we make scratch blocks and have an iron pour demonstration with scratch block prizes. There will be acoustic musicians playing during the event. Click event title for more info. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Paddling Sunset to Moonrise
Saturday, May 2, 2020 6:30 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Ranger led Kayaking on Lake Antioch. Experience the Beautiful Rocky Mountain Sunset and Moon Rise from the water. Bring your own kayak to enjoy a special evening watching the sunset and moon rise over Lake Antioch. Event will be subject to good weather and date may be adjusted. Please arrive 1 hour prior to sunset for registration. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Homeschool Days
Thursday, May 7, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Archeology Day
Saturday, May 9, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us at the Visitor Center as we get our hands dirty and our minds filled with knowledge. Explore the onsite dig boxes, visit the museum, and talk with an archeologist. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Lost but Found Safe and Sound
2nd Saturday of Month 3 PM - 4 PM from May 9, 2020 until Nov 14, 2020 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This FREE class will be taking place at our Nature Center. There will be a short video and then a K-9 demonstration with Keegan and a question and answer session with one of our Search and Rescue members. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Riverbank Cleanup
Saturday, May 16, 2020 12 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Make a difference in the environment! Join us as we remove trash and debris along the Ogeechee River. You can choose to work along the tree line, which is dry and requires sturdy shoes, or the water line which requires shoes that can get wet and muddy. We always recover several bags of debris which threatens the health of our coastline! 912-727-2339.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, May 16, 2020 to Sunday, May 17, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, May 16, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, May 17, 2020 to Monday, May 18, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, May 17, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Campers only:Water Drop
Saturday, May 23, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
The Rangers are coming! The Rangers are coming! Fill up your water balloons and load your squirt guns! Try to hit the Rangers before they hit you in this super-soakin’, balloon-explodin’, all-out campground water battle! Campers Only Program. Free $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Saturday, May 30, 2020

156th Commemoration - Battle of Pickett's Mill
Saturday, May 30, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
On the grounds, watch real-time troop movements, artillery firings, and calvary maneuvers. See what life was like at the cabin, especially how civilians survived as the Civil War came to Pickett's Mill. Visit our museum for artifact I.D. and special guest author presentations. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
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Trail Cleanup
Saturday, May 30, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Volunteers are being sought to clean up/clear an existing trail. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants & boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. 706-802-5087 $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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Monday, June 1, 2020

Junior Ranger Summer Camp
Monday, Jun 1, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 7-12 are invited to our four-day camp (Monday- Thursday) to earn new Junior Ranger badges. Camp activities include nature hikes, fishing, arts and crafts, canoeing and more. Pre-registration is required. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jun 1, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This 5-day program will introduce kids ages 6-10 to the wonders of the outdoors. Activities include hiking, frog hunting, bug catching, bird watching, craft making, geocaching, orienteering and more. Bring lunch and snacks. Apply sunscreen and bug spray each day. $125 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Junior Ranger Summer Camp
Tuesday, Jun 2, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 7-12 are invited to our four-day camp (Monday- Thursday) to earn new Junior Ranger badges. Camp activities include nature hikes, fishing, arts and crafts, canoeing and more. Pre-registration is required. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp
Tuesday, Jun 2, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This 5-day program will introduce kids ages 6-10 to the wonders of the outdoors. Activities include hiking, frog hunting, bug catching, bird watching, craft making, geocaching, orienteering and more. Bring lunch and snacks. Apply sunscreen and bug spray each day. $125 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Junior Ranger Summer Camp
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 7-12 are invited to our four-day camp (Monday- Thursday) to earn new Junior Ranger badges. Camp activities include nature hikes, fishing, arts and crafts, canoeing and more. Pre-registration is required. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This 5-day program will introduce kids ages 6-10 to the wonders of the outdoors. Activities include hiking, frog hunting, bug catching, bird watching, craft making, geocaching, orienteering and more. Bring lunch and snacks. Apply sunscreen and bug spray each day. $125 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Junior Ranger Summer Camp
Thursday, Jun 4, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 7-12 are invited to our four-day camp (Monday- Thursday) to earn new Junior Ranger badges. Camp activities include nature hikes, fishing, arts and crafts, canoeing and more. Pre-registration is required. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, Jun 4, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This 5-day program will introduce kids ages 6-10 to the wonders of the outdoors. Activities include hiking, frog hunting, bug catching, bird watching, craft making, geocaching, orienteering and more. Bring lunch and snacks. Apply sunscreen and bug spray each day. $125 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, June 5, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Friday, Jun 5, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This 5-day program will introduce kids ages 6-10 to the wonders of the outdoors. Activities include hiking, frog hunting, bug catching, bird watching, craft making, geocaching, orienteering and more. Bring lunch and snacks. Apply sunscreen and bug spray each day. $125 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, June 6, 2020

National Trails Day and Mud Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come take a short guided hike down the nature trail along the Etowah River with the Interpretive Ranger/Naturalist. After the hike come get closer to nature and play in the mud. Join us for clay sculpting and make gorgets, animals, or pottery as you learn about the different uses that Native Americans had for clay. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
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Rice Fields History Walk
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
An introductory presentation that will familiarize participants with the methods of Low Country rice culture. Following the presentation there will be a guided hike to the ruins of the plantation rice mill and the rice fields observation deck. Hike will be approximately 1/2 mile in length over uneven ground. $5.00 Youth (6 - 17) $8.00 Adult $7.00 Senior (62 and above) 912-264-7333.
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Hiking Safety Program
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
The park staff will present a Hiking Safety Program. Visitors will learn basic survival skills. The program will introduce the visitor to different skills including how to build a shelter, fire-starting, and more. The program will include a hike on a nature trail. Come and join the fun and learn a new skill that you can enjoy with your family. $5.50 - $7 $5 parking. 706-624-1321.
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National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 11 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Volunteer on National Trails Day and help maintain the hiking trails at your favorite park. Bring your gloves and water bottles to the park office to get started. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Day of Discovery and Scavenger Hunt Challenge
Sunday, Jun 7, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Get outdoors in the D.I.R.T. and learn about Native American life, archaeology, and nature through fun activities like The Scavenger Hunt Challenge where guests get outside to see and do things around the park. $2 - $6. 706-387-3747.
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Monday, June 8, 2020

Pioneer Island; Junior Ranger Day Camp 6-8 years old
Monday, Jun 8, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to register your Junior Rangers ages 6 - 8 years old. They will join us to learn survival skills as we are "lost" on Pioneer Island! Skills include: fire starting, plants, campfire cooking, archery, animals, kayaking, and more. Every day is all OUTDOORS! Please dress for the weather, and pack a lunch, snack, water, sunscreen, and bug spray. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Pioneer Island; Junior Ranger Day Camp 6-8 years old
Tuesday, Jun 9, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to register your Junior Rangers ages 6 - 8 years old. They will join us to learn survival skills as we are "lost" on Pioneer Island! Skills include: fire starting, plants, campfire cooking, archery, animals, kayaking, and more. Every day is all OUTDOORS! Please dress for the weather, and pack a lunch, snack, water, sunscreen, and bug spray. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Jun 10, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Pioneer Island; Junior Ranger Day Camp 6-8 years old
Wednesday, Jun 10, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to register your Junior Rangers ages 6 - 8 years old. They will join us to learn survival skills as we are "lost" on Pioneer Island! Skills include: fire starting, plants, campfire cooking, archery, animals, kayaking, and more. Every day is all OUTDOORS! Please dress for the weather, and pack a lunch, snack, water, sunscreen, and bug spray. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Pioneer Island; Junior Ranger Day Camp 6-8 years old
Thursday, Jun 11, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to register your Junior Rangers ages 6 - 8 years old. They will join us to learn survival skills as we are "lost" on Pioneer Island! Skills include: fire starting, plants, campfire cooking, archery, animals, kayaking, and more. Every day is all OUTDOORS! Please dress for the weather, and pack a lunch, snack, water, sunscreen, and bug spray. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, June 13, 2020

Lost but Found Safe and Sound
2nd Saturday of Month 3 PM - 4 PM from Jun 13, 2020 until Nov 14, 2020 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This FREE class will be taking place at our Nature Center. There will be a short video and then a K-9 demonstration with Keegan and a question and answer session with one of our Search and Rescue members. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Monday, June 15, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jun 15, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Want something fun to do this summer? At our four day (Monday -Thursday) Junior Ranger Day Camp, children learn about nature, history and animals while playing games and making new friends. $60 plus $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 1
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 15, 2020 until Jun 18, 2020 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Grab your friends and join the park ranger for crafts, exploring, conservation, paddling, and much more. Children ages 7-12 yr old are welcome to join in the fun. Call the park office for more information and registration. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Pioneer Island; Junior Ranger Day Camp ages 9-12 years old
Monday, Jun 15, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to register your Junior Rangers ages 9-12 years old. They will join us to learn survival skills as we are "lost" on Pioneer Island! Skills include: fire starting, plants, campfire cooking, archery, animals, kayaking, and more. Every day is all OUTDOORS! Please dress for the weather, and pack a lunch, snack, water, sunscreen, and bug spray. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 1
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 16, 2020 until Jun 18, 2020 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Grab your friends and join the park ranger for crafts, exploring, conservation, paddling, and much more. Children ages 7-12 yr old are welcome to join in the fun. Call the park office for more information and registration. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Pioneer Island; Junior Ranger Day Camp ages 9-12 years old
Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to register your Junior Rangers ages 9-12 years old. They will join us to learn survival skills as we are "lost" on Pioneer Island! Skills include: fire starting, plants, campfire cooking, archery, animals, kayaking, and more. Every day is all OUTDOORS! Please dress for the weather, and pack a lunch, snack, water, sunscreen, and bug spray. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 1
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 17, 2020 until Jun 18, 2020 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Grab your friends and join the park ranger for crafts, exploring, conservation, paddling, and much more. Children ages 7-12 yr old are welcome to join in the fun. Call the park office for more information and registration. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Pioneer Island; Junior Ranger Day Camp ages 9-12 years old
Wednesday, Jun 17, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to register your Junior Rangers ages 9-12 years old. They will join us to learn survival skills as we are "lost" on Pioneer Island! Skills include: fire starting, plants, campfire cooking, archery, animals, kayaking, and more. Every day is all OUTDOORS! Please dress for the weather, and pack a lunch, snack, water, sunscreen, and bug spray. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 1
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 18, 2020 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Grab your friends and join the park ranger for crafts, exploring, conservation, paddling, and much more. Children ages 7-12 yr old are welcome to join in the fun. Call the park office for more information and registration. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Pioneer Island; Junior Ranger Day Camp ages 9-12 years old
Thursday, Jun 18, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to register your Junior Rangers ages 9-12 years old. They will join us to learn survival skills as we are "lost" on Pioneer Island! Skills include: fire starting, plants, campfire cooking, archery, animals, kayaking, and more. Every day is all OUTDOORS! Please dress for the weather, and pack a lunch, snack, water, sunscreen, and bug spray. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Jun 20, 2020 to Sunday, Jun 21, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Jun 20, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Teddy Bear Picnic; Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 20, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring a snack and a stuffie to walk the paved Lakeside Trail and find all the hidden teddy bears! Rangers will kick-off the event at 10 AM with a story and Animal Ambassadors at the Visitor Center's back porch. Inclement weather may cancel this event. All vehicles must display a Park Pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Jun 21, 2020 to Monday, Jun 22, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Jun 21, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Monday, June 22, 2020

Junior Rangers - D.I.R.T.
9 AM - 1 PM from Jun 22, 2020 until Jun 26, 2020 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Children ages 7-12 will enjoy this educational and fun day camp. The week is full of hands-on activities, games, crafts, and projects that enrich the understanding of our shared history and the natural world around us. The theme this year is D.I.R.T. Discovery. Interpretation. Recreation. Travel. $75. 912-884-5999.
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Junior Ranger Water Camp
Monday, Jun 22, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for our 2nd annual Junior Ranger Water Camp. During this four day camp (Monday- Thursday) Junior Rangers will learn paddling techniques for a kayak and canoe as well as participating fishing, pond studies, water games, and much more. Junior Rangers must be 10-15 years of age to participate in this camp. $50 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Junior Ranger Water Camp
Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for our 2nd annual Junior Ranger Water Camp. During this four day camp (Monday- Thursday) Junior Rangers will learn paddling techniques for a kayak and canoe as well as participating fishing, pond studies, water games, and much more. Junior Rangers must be 10-15 years of age to participate in this camp. $50 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Junior Ranger Water Camp
Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for our 2nd annual Junior Ranger Water Camp. During this four day camp (Monday- Thursday) Junior Rangers will learn paddling techniques for a kayak and canoe as well as participating fishing, pond studies, water games, and much more. Junior Rangers must be 10-15 years of age to participate in this camp. $50 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Junior Ranger Water Camp
Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for our 2nd annual Junior Ranger Water Camp. During this four day camp (Monday- Thursday) Junior Rangers will learn paddling techniques for a kayak and canoe as well as participating fishing, pond studies, water games, and much more. Junior Rangers must be 10-15 years of age to participate in this camp. $50 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Friday, June 26, 2020

Junior Rangers - D.I.R.T.
9 AM - 1 PM from Jun 26, 2020 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Children ages 7-12 will enjoy this educational and fun day camp. The week is full of hands-on activities, games, crafts, and projects that enrich the understanding of our shared history and the natural world around us. The theme this year is D.I.R.T. Discovery. Interpretation. Recreation. Travel. $75. 912-884-5999.
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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Marchin' in the Mud
Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Observe National Mud day with us as we hold a series of programs that truly encompasses everything muddy. Enjoy feeding the animals at 9 AM, pond study at 10 AM, and finally a hike on our West River Swamp trail 11 AM. $1- $3 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Get Outdoors: Trails and Paddles
Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 8 AM to 5 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Explore one of the three beautiful trails found at the park. Pick up a questionnaire at the park office for the trail of your choice. Once you've hiked and completed the questionnaire receive a discount on a canoe, kayak or paddle board rental that day. Last boat rental is 3:30 pm daily. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Create a Worm Garden
Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come to the campground pavilion to create a worm garden of your very own! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Independence Day Colonial Faire
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Celebrate Independence Day with colonial games, contests of skill, colonial music, musket firings, cannon firings and other activities. $5.00 912-884-5999.
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Campers only:Water Drop
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
The Rangers are coming! The Rangers are coming! Fill up your water balloons and load your squirt guns! Try to hit the Rangers before they hit you in this super-soakin’, balloon-explodin’, all-out campground water battle! Campers Only Program. Free $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Monday, July 6, 2020

Heritage Farm Camp
Monday, Jul 6, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
This four-day camp (Monday - Thursday)focuses on learning what life was like for children on a south Georgia farm in the late 1800s. Participants will do the same activities that kids their age did, such as animal care, candle making, soap making, gardening, and open hearth cooking. Ages 9–14. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Heritage Farm Camp
Tuesday, Jul 7, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
This four-day camp (Monday - Thursday)focuses on learning what life was like for children on a south Georgia farm in the late 1800s. Participants will do the same activities that kids their age did, such as animal care, candle making, soap making, gardening, and open hearth cooking. Ages 9–14. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Heritage Farm Camp
Wednesday, Jul 8, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
This four-day camp (Monday - Thursday)focuses on learning what life was like for children on a south Georgia farm in the late 1800s. Participants will do the same activities that kids their age did, such as animal care, candle making, soap making, gardening, and open hearth cooking. Ages 9–14. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Jul 8, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Heritage Farm Camp
Thursday, Jul 9, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
This four-day camp (Monday - Thursday)focuses on learning what life was like for children on a south Georgia farm in the late 1800s. Participants will do the same activities that kids their age did, such as animal care, candle making, soap making, gardening, and open hearth cooking. Ages 9–14. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Friday, July 10, 2020

Pioneer Island; Junior Rangers Adults Camp-over
Friday, Jul 10, 2020 5 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to register. For ages 20+. Join us to learn survival skills as we are "lost" on Pioneer Island! Rangers will lead: fire starting, cooking, archery, kayaking, and more. Camping is all OUTDOORS! Please dress for the weather, and pack food, water, sunscreen, bug spray, flashlight, tent, and other camping gear. Spaces are limited. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Kid's Day at New Echota State Historic Site
Saturday, Jul 11, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
New Echota State Historic Site will be offering different activities from 10:00 AM till 2:00 PM for kids of all ages. Come and experience what life was like during the 1800s. Activities include: quill pen writing, finger weaving, corn husk dolls, fire-starting and more. $5.50 - $7.00 706-624-1321.
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