DIRT Events


Friday, September 25, 2020

Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Friday, Sep 25, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Providence Canyon State Park - Lumpkin, GA
Team up and complete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the Park Office. Pictures must be brought to the Park Office with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Prizes given for completed scavenger hunts. $5 parking. $5 parking. 229-838-6202.
DIRT Event 

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Volunteer Day at Vann House
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Help with cleaning the nature trail, shrubbery pruning and garden clearing. Bring water, sun protection, bug-spray and closed toed shoes. We are offering free admission and and a t-shirt to volunteers. Click for more details. 706-695-2598.
DIRT Event 
Park Beautification Projects- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
We will be hosting several volunteer opportunities to help spruce up areas of the park. Work parties will be limited to 4-6 volunteers, preregistration is mandatory, so sign up early to ensure you get the project you'd most like to help with. Select event title for a list of volunteer options and what to bring. Call park office to register. 912-882-5256.
DIRT Event 
Site Beautification: Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Help keep Jarrell Plantation beautiful by helping rangers clean up the gardens and grounds and finish the day with a guided tour. Reservations required. Program & tour limited to 9 guests. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. 478-986-5172.
DIRT Event 
SAVE our State Parks Volunteer Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
We'll be sprucing up the old Cherokee Capital of New Echota with projects including trail work, cemetery clean up, landscaping work and more. Volunteers will need to preregister for this event. Please call the park at 706-624-1321 to preregister. 706-624-1321.
DIRT Event 
Landscaping Volunteer Project
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Traveler's Rest Historic Site - Toccoa, GA
Help us spruce up flowerbeds around the historic inn for the upcoming festive season. Part of Your State Parks Day. Pre-Registration is Required. 706-356-4363.
DIRT Event 
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Enjoy a day of volunteering with the staff and the "Friend's of Victoria Bryant State Park" we will be working towards beautifying and managing our forest. Parking is free for all volunteers that day, and a free hot dog lunch, as a "Thank You" for giving back! Meet at Archery Range. 706-245-6270.
DIRT Event 

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Meet Watson- Gopher Tortoise
5th Wednesday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Sep 30, 2020 until Nov 25, 2020 
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come and meet George L Smith's mascot, Watson and his new sidekick, Holmes. Learn about Gopher Tortoises and hear about Watson's travels to Georgia and how he is considered a "keystone Species". Feeding time for tortoises. $2 Limited space -8. Please call the office prior to day of event 478-763-2759 to reserve your spot. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Accessible DIRT Event 

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Homeschool Days
Thursday, Oct 1, 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.
DIRT Event 

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Guided Hike
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist for a guided hike to learn fun facts about our natural resources! We’ll explore native plants and search for signs of wildlife. This program requires preregistration as spacing will be limited and social distancing will be enforced. Please call the park office to register. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
DIRT Event 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Oct 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.
DIRT Event 

Friday, October 9, 2020

Planting Flowers for your Bees
Friday, Oct 9, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Even if you are not a beekeeper learn about planting flowers that provide bees with nectar and pollen. Bees gather nectar and pollen enabling plants to reproduce. In turn, pollen feeds baby bees and nectar is turned into honey to be enjoyed by the bees and you. Also, visit our observation hive. Pre-registration required prior to event. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Accessible DIRT Event 
Guided Hike
Friday, Oct 9, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist for a guided hike to learn fun facts about our natural resources! We’ll explore native plants and search for signs of wildlife. This program requires preregistration as spacing will be limited and social distancing will be enforced. Please call the park office to register. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
DIRT Event 

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Astronomy in the Park
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 7:15 PM to 9:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the Flint River Astronomy Club to get close and personal with the night sky. FRAC members will come and set up their telescopes. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Accessible DIRT Event 
Soldier's Life: Officers' Camp
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
What detailed actions transpired in the officer's camp on May 27, 1864 we may never know. Our staff, however, can demonstrate and portray standard, US Military set-up and operation of such an essential origin of battlefield planning. $5 parking. 770-443-7850.
DIRT Event 

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Bees- It is all in the Preparation
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Ever wondered what preparation is needed to start your own bee hive. Come and ask questions to learn about bees, beekeeping and equipment. Look at an observation hive to learn how busy bees are. Their roles in the hive as you watch brood emerge, honey made and larva growing. Limited space- 8 Call the office and register. Bring water $3 plus $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
DIRT Event 
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Oct 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.
DIRT Event 
Cabin Life: Soap Don't Lye
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Step back into the past and experience what life was like on an 1850's homestead. Our cabin staff will demonstrate various aspects of everyday life and life way traditions. The feature demonstration for this day will be soap-making. $5 parking. 770-443-7850.
DIRT Event 
70th Anniversary Celebration Iron Pour
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 12 PM to 7 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Red Top Mountain celebrates its iron mining history with iron pours! Watch as Ranger's melt down iron and pour it in to molds and scratch blocks. Scratch blocks go on sale at 12 PM. Pour begins at 5 PM. Click event title for more information. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
DIRT Event 

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Oct 18, 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.
DIRT Event 

Friday, October 23, 2020

Guided Hike
Friday, Oct 23, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist for a guided hike to learn fun facts about our natural resources! We’ll explore native plants and search for signs of wildlife. This program requires preregistration as spacing will be limited and social distancing will be enforced. Please call the park office to register. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
DIRT Event 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Meet Watson- Gopher Tortoise
5th Wednesday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Oct 28, 2020 until Nov 25, 2020 
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come and meet George L Smith's mascot, Watson and his new sidekick, Holmes. Learn about Gopher Tortoises and hear about Watson's travels to Georgia and how he is considered a "keystone Species". Feeding time for tortoises. $2 Limited space -8. Please call the office prior to day of event 478-763-2759 to reserve your spot. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Accessible DIRT Event 

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Homeschool Days
Thursday, Nov 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.
DIRT Event 

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Planting Flowers for your Bees
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Even if you are not a beekeeper learn about planting flowers that provide bees with nectar and pollen. Bees gather nectar and pollen enabling plants to reproduce. In turn, pollen feeds baby bees and nectar is turned into honey to be enjoyed by the bees and you. Also, visit our observation hive. Pre-registration required prior to event. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Accessible DIRT Event 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Nov 18, 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.
DIRT Event 

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Astronomy in the Park
Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 5:45 PM to 9:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the Flint River Astronomy Club to get close and personal with the night sky. FRAC members will come and set up their telescopes. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Accessible DIRT Event 
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Nov 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.
DIRT Event 
Molten Moonlight Iron Pour
Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 3 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Red Top Mountain celebrates its iron mining history with iron pours! Watch as Ranger's melt down iron and pour it in to molds and scratch blocks. Scratch blocks go on sale at 3 PM. Pour begins at 6 PM. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
DIRT Event 

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Nov 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.
DIRT Event 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Meet Watson- Gopher Tortoise
5th Wednesday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Nov 25, 2020 
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come and meet George L Smith's mascot, Watson and his new sidekick, Holmes. Learn about Gopher Tortoises and hear about Watson's travels to Georgia and how he is considered a "keystone Species". Feeding time for tortoises. $2 Limited space -8. Please call the office prior to day of event 478-763-2759 to reserve your spot. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Accessible DIRT Event 

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Homeschool Days
Thursday, Dec 3, 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.
DIRT Event 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Dec 9, 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.
DIRT Event 

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Dec 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.
DIRT Event 
Iron Pour
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Red Top Mountain celebrates its iron mining history with iron pours! Watch as Ranger's melt down iron and pour it in to molds and scratch blocks. 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. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
DIRT Event 

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Dec 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.
DIRT Event 

Friday, January 1, 2021

First Day Hike 2020
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come get started with your New Year’s resolutions; by joining us on a pet-friendly ranger-led hike. On the hike we will explore the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps and Alexander H. Stephens. We will meet at Lake Liberty, which is located in front of our park office. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes. $5.00 program fee $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
DIRT Event