Events starting 9/14/2019


Saturday, September 14, 2019

Lost but Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
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.
Accessible DIRT Event 
Movies in the Park
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 7:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a family-fun evening in the park. We will be playing a family feature on our jumbo screen while your family relaxes in the park. Just bring your blanket or chairs. Concessions will be available for purchase from the Friends of Panola chapter. $5 Parking fee is required per vehicle. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Bark in the Park
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Providence Canyon State Park - Lumpkin, GA
Join us in a day for the dogs. From small to large dogs, we invite them all to the park to participate in bark ranger training, a guided hike, and more. $2 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Field Journal Journeys: Orienteering
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Come learn how to use a compass to orienteering! This program is recommended for 10 to adult. Inclement weather may cancel event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Pioneer Skills: Medicinal Plants/Apothecary
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call 770-975-0055 to register. Come learn how to identify some local plants and how plants have been used medicinally. Rangers will be giving instructions on how to make infusions, poultices, salves, and more! 10 to adult. We will be walking a total of 1 mile on a paved trail. Inclement weather may cancel event. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Join a park ranger for two fun-filled days of learning, crafting, and exploring. This camp is for children ages 6-12. Spaces are limited, so pre-registration is required. $30. 706-213-2045.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Paddling Sunset to Moonrise
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 7 PM to 10:30 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.
DIRT Event 
Remembering Ravensbruck: Women and the Holocaust
9 AM - 5 PM until Sep 30, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
"Remembering Ravensbrück" tells the story of the Nazi concentration camp where more than 150,000 women were interred. From the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University's traveling exhibit series. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM until Jan 4, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20. 706-655-5870.
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Remembering WWII - Operation Market Garden
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Remembering the largest airborne operation up to that point in World War II with special presentations and displays. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Constellation Kayak Cruise
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
See a beautiful night sky full of stars above Lake Seminole right from your kayak. This slow paced, peaceful night time paddle is perfect for people new to kayaking or stargazing. We'll travel 1.5 miles round-trip, stopping along the way to stargaze and discuss the mythology behind the constellation names and how seafarers navigated by using stars. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Guided Hike to Laurel Ridge Trail
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Enjoy a guided hike of the Laurel Ridge Trail. Laurel Ridge is a 1.6-mile moderate hike, that will allow guests to experience the diversity of natural communities found in the mountains. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Sunset on the Swamp Paddle
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Kayak or canoe the beautiful Okefenokee Swamp with one of our rangers at sunset. Learn about the swamp while you watch it change from day to night in a colorful display. Dress for the weather, bring water and a flashlight (preferably a headlamp). Participants must be over 4 years of age. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Native American History Hike
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a two hour strenuous 2 mile hike focusing on first inhabitants of our area, the Native Americans or American Indians, as we explore the east side including a visit to the "Indian cave". Meet at the Visitor's Center. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are required. 6 years and older. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
DIRT Event 
Geology Hike
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater creek. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Children's Nature Arts & Crafts
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This indoor arts and crafts workshop will allow children the opportunity to draw and sketch mounted animals from the museum, construct a model of our LEED-Platinum Visitor's Center, and create a sand art project to take home. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $3. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led paddle on the Sparks Reservoir under the full moon. This program is offered to all adults (18 years and older) who can swim.Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations are required. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy watching the moon rise above the gorge from the suspension bridge and learn some interesting tidbits about the moon. This hike will go down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge where we will hang out as the moon comes into view. No pets allowed. Space is limited please call to make a reservation. The hike may be cancelled due to weather. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Rocks Rock
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at that Nature Hut to learn basic rock identification and hone your geological skills. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Intro to Stargazing
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Have you ever looked up at the stars and wondered what is out there? Confused about what constellation is what? Where even is the Big Dipper? Well, we're here to try to help answer those questions. Join us down by the Mega ramp for an introduction to stargazing. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Mountain Music Day Festival
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 9:30 AM to 8 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join us for an amazing day of Bluegrass & Gospel music here at the park. Along with a full lineup of incredible music, there will also be local crafters that will be selling their handmade items. Feeling hungry? The Vogel Volunteers will be selling mouthwatering food that you will surely cure your hunger. We look forward to seeing you here. Child (12 & Under) - Free General Admission (13 to 61) - $8.00 Military & First Responders/Senior (62 & Over) - $7.00 $5 parking. 706-745-2628.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Meet The Reptiles
Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Have you ever wondered how a Snake swallows its food? Join us to witness and learn about native reptiles firsthand. Pet a live Snake. Meet @ Park Office. Free Event. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Make and shoot your own Blow Darts
Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Make and shoot your own blow darts! Join us at 2:00 pm to learn about blow darts and how they were used in the Southeast, then make and shoot your own. Pre-Registration is required for this program, call 770-387-3747 to reserve your spot. Please make sure you arrive on time so you are able to participate. Suitable for ages 6 and older. $4-$6 plus $2 program fee. 770-387-3747.
Bees and Butterflies Hike
Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for a short hike to discover Georgia's many types of bees and butterflies. Maybe we will see some of the more elusive species such as the Question Mark, or Monarch butterfly. Learn what you can do to protect these species and others whose populations are in serious decline. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call Nature Center to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp
Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Join a park ranger for two fun-filled days of learning, crafting, and exploring. This camp is for children ages 6-12. Spaces are limited, so pre-registration is required. $30. 706-213-2045.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Remembering Ravensbruck: Women and the Holocaust
9 AM - 5 PM until Sep 30, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
"Remembering Ravensbrück" tells the story of the Nazi concentration camp where more than 150,000 women were interred. From the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University's traveling exhibit series. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Sunday Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Sundays 9:30 AM - 11 AM until Jan 5, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20 per person. 706-655-5870.
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Lady Spies of World War II
Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Espionage knows no gender and in fact being female could provide less suspicion and a better cover. Learn about women who worked undercover in intelligence work during WW II. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Explore the Nature Hut
Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come by the Nature Hut to see some taxidermied animals you would see in the area and take the opportunity to meet one of our live snakes! $5 parking. 706-456-4362.
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Nature Crafts
Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at the Nature Hut to see how you can use leaves as stamps and make your own work of art. $1 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Monday, September 16, 2019

Remembering Ravensbruck: Women and the Holocaust
9 AM - 5 PM until Sep 30, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
"Remembering Ravensbrück" tells the story of the Nazi concentration camp where more than 150,000 women were interred. From the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University's traveling exhibit series. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Nature Sketching
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come and draw or color some of the beautiful scenery in the park. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Toddler Tuesdays at Hard Labor
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Come discover the wild world of Hard Labor Creek as we explore different animals and the surrounding woodlands. Each program will incorporate hands on play, math, art, and creativity. on 10/22, come join as on a short Fall Foliage Hike. Meet the the playground. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Remembering Ravensbruck: Women and the Holocaust
9 AM - 5 PM until Sep 30, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
"Remembering Ravensbrück" tells the story of the Nazi concentration camp where more than 150,000 women were interred. From the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University's traveling exhibit series. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Homeschool in the Park- Mammals and Tracks
Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist to learn about mammals in our region and how to ID tracks. We will also play track bingo for prizes! $5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Make Your Own Gorget
Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy designing and crafting your very own gorget! $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Distracted with Rangers
Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Get tickets from eventbrite or call to register. Bring your camera or smart phone to take photos for iNaturalist. We are using iNaturalist to do a bioblitz project. Meet us at the Iron Hill trail head for this hike; who knows what will happen! Inclement weather may cancelled this event. Event is FREE. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Remembering Ravensbruck: Women and the Holocaust
9 AM - 5 PM until Sep 30, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
"Remembering Ravensbrück" tells the story of the Nazi concentration camp where more than 150,000 women were interred. From the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University's traveling exhibit series. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM until Dec 18, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Pickin on Clark's Hill Lake
Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy homegrown Bluegrass at the edge of Beautiful Clark's Hill Lake. Camp, Glamp or enjoy one of our Cabins, the music will be flowing out over the campground. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
River Walk
Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Walk the Etowah River with the Naturalist and learn about the history, and wildlife surrounding it. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Night Corn Grinding CANCELLED
Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 6 PM to 9 PM
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
EVENT IS CANCELLED Watch how cornmeal and grits were once made at Hamburg's historic gristmill. Before leaving, purchase a bag to take home and use. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Hamburg State Park. $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
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History Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Meet at the Iron Hill Trail parking lot to go on a guided tour of Part of the Iron Hill Trail. Discover some of the history of Red Top before it was a park and search for our hidden gems in our iron mines. Consider bringing water for your journey. 1.7 mile loop, moderate terrain. Event is FREE. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Remembering Ravensbruck: Women and the Holocaust
9 AM - 5 PM until Sep 30, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
"Remembering Ravensbrück" tells the story of the Nazi concentration camp where more than 150,000 women were interred. From the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University's traveling exhibit series. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Friday, September 20, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 6:15 PM to 7:45 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited to 8, minimum of 4 to make. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Moth Survey at the Nature Center
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
We're transforming the Nature Center porch to attract moths for this scientific survey and would like to invite friends and visitors of the park to come out and help us count the different types of moths found at Crooked River. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Bingo
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun afternoon of family bingo! Free Prize for a win, limit 1 prize per person. Location: Pavilion by Archery Range. Valid Park Pass required. $1/ bingo card or $3/ 5 bingo cards $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Pickin on Clark's Hill Lake
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy homegrown Bluegrass at the edge of Beautiful Clark's Hill Lake. Camp, Glamp or enjoy one of our Cabins, the music will be flowing out over the campground. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Nature Sketching
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Find a nice spot, grab some paper and enjoy the beauty of Etowah Indian Mounds $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Project Wild Activity-Tracks
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
This is for young children ages 3 to 7. Fun learning about wildlife and tracks! No registration required. Meet in the Nature Nook by the beach. This activity comes from Growing Up Wild, an environmental education curriculum created by Project Wild $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Intro to Tree ID
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Learn how to identify several oaks, pines, and common trees of the area. We will walk around part of the lake trail to look at trees. Meet at the Nature Nook by the lake. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Scorpion Night Hike - CANCELED
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using UV lights, listen for owls, and watch the stars. We will meet at the Visitor Center to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Call the park office to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Stargazing and Constellation Stories - CANCELLED
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the galaxy with out of this world crafts, cool constellations, and laying out under the stars. Identify key objects in our solar system like planets, large stars, and meteors, or listen to the creation stories of the common constellations. Blankets are encouraged. Meet at the amphitheater near Picnic Shelter 5. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Stream Stroll
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist for a hike along the Overland Nature Trail to the stream where we will continue our hike IN the stream! Shoes must be worn in the creek. Meet at the trailhead. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Home School Event - From the Heart of a Soldier - Civil War Tales at Camp Lawton
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Be thrown back in time to the last grueling months of the civil war and hear a soldier's heartfelt tales of the past. Students will also create a historic craft. $10 for first child $5 for second child $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Camper Karaoke
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Want to sing and impress your friends and family? Love to sing, but can't carry a tune? No problem! Come join us in the campground for some Camper Karaoke and enjoy a night filled with music and fun. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Homeschool Archery
3rd Friday of Month 2 PM - 4 PM until Dec 20, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Bring your homeschoolers (ages 6+) to our monthly homeschool archery class. Cost is $8/child. Meet at the Nature Center. All levels welcome. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Cosmic Archery
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Archery Instructor for this spectacular program! During our Cosmic Archery program you will get to fine tune your archery skills in the dark with the assistance of black lights, glow in the dark targets, and glow sticks. Cost is $25/person (ages 18+). Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Ask the Naturalist
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
A naturalist will be in front of the park office with a display for hands on learning. Feel free to ask any questions you have about the park. Come down to learn about wildlife, plants, and our park! $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Remembering Ravensbruck: Women and the Holocaust
9 AM - 5 PM until Sep 30, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
"Remembering Ravensbrück" tells the story of the Nazi concentration camp where more than 150,000 women were interred. From the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University's traveling exhibit series. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Constellation Kayak Cruise
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
See a beautiful night sky full of stars above Lake Seminole right from your kayak. This slow paced, peaceful night time paddle is perfect for people new to kayaking or stargazing. We'll travel 1.5 miles round-trip, stopping along the way to stargaze and discuss the mythology behind the constellation names and how seafarers navigated by using stars. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Swamp Smarts Trivia
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Bring your knowledge of the Okefenokee and the state of Georgia to this fun trivia challenge. Play as a group or an individual and test your swamp smarts. Topics will range from wildlife and nature to history and maybe a few surprise topics. Study up! $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Sunset Lake Paddle
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake watching for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles and Ospreys while enjoying the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Snake Feeding Demonstration
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 7 PM to 7:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
The snakes are getting hungry and mouse is on the menu. If you would like to see a snake have its dinner, join us at the Nature Hut for a demonstration and learn more about these fascinating reptiles. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM until Sep 28, 2019 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around our park for items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Stop by the office to get your list before you start your journey. Event is free to all guests. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Archery at the Park
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us for archery in the park. ages 10+, MUST preregister for this event. Participants must be at the archery range at 1:00 for the safety course. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Local History Boat Cruise
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise while learning local history and seeing unique historical sites along Camden County's waterways. Space limited. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM on the day prior to cruise. $35 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Guided Plant ID and History Hike
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join a ranger on the Sempervirens trail for an informative hike where you'll learn about native plants along the trail as well as their historical and medicinal uses. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet and greet the animals who make coastal Georgia their home in this exciting and informative live animal presentation. Learn about their behaviors, why they look and live the way they do and gain a better understanding of why they are so important to our world. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Leaf Art
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come learn about different types of leaves found in our area and how to dry and preserve leaves while you make a leaf etching to take home. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Sunset Boat Cruise
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 6:15 PM to 7:45 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited to 8, minimum of 4 to make. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Hayride & Campfire Fun
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a hayride through the park followed by some campfire fun in our campground. For an added treat bring your own marshmallows and roasting sticks. Space limited to 18. Remember to wear bug spray and bring a flashlight if walking back to a campsite after the fire. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Cabin Craft: Corn Husk Dolls
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Make your own genuine Corn Husk Doll! Location: Elijah Clark Cabin. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Archery
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun afternoon of shooting compound bows! Beginners and experts alike welcome. No licence required. Suitable for all ages, although children under 6 may need adult assistance. Meet @ Pavilion by Archery Range. Please arrive on time so you are able to participate. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Nature and History Hike
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Adventure into the woods: Learn about native animals and the rich history of the park. 1 mile hike, mild difficulty. Bring water and hiking-friendly shoes. Meet at Park Office. Valid Park Pass Required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Pickin on Clark's Hill Lake
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy homegrown Bluegrass at the edge of Beautiful Clark's Hill Lake. Camp, Glamp or enjoy one of our Cabins, the music will be flowing out over the campground. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Ask the Naturalist
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Ask our Naturalist questions about the history or the site, surrounding features and wildlife. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office any time. Pictures must be brought to park office with checklist by 4 PM Sat. Winners will be called to pick up prize. Hunt changes all the time so you can participate all throughout the year. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Salamander Meander
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the ranger for an investigative stream lab to discover salamanders and other cold-stream inhabitants. We provide dip nets and catch pans. Wear tennis shoes you can get wet. All ages welcome. Pay correct change at the site. Park at the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. Meet right of playground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Star Light Star Bright
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the Columbus Coca-Cola Space Science Center staff for a night sky talk and night sky viewing. Telescopes will be set up. Bring a chair or blanket for sitting on grassy baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Play and Learn Creek Study
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Creeks are full of life! Join a ranger and learn all about the creatures that live in the creek. We will see what we can catch. Wear shoes that can get wet. We will play in the creek, and learn about how the creatures that we find indicate the health of the creek. No registration required. Bring a net and a bucket if you have them. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Give us a helping hand as we feed animals, collect eggs and goof off with our farm animals. We will start by feeding sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys, a horse and mule. Learn about their different diets and tips on maintaining them. Meet at the center of Heritage Farm. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Hour of History
Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 to Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 - 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come spend the later part of your morning with us as we demonstrate and talk about a pioneer activity. Meet at the Relihan cabin. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Gettin Crafty in the Relihan
Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 to Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 - 2 PM to 3 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come make a craft with us, and enjoy some company with our reptiles. Get creative with the rangers. Each week is filled with a different craft with an educational background. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Campground Craft
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us at the Activities Shelter located in the Campground for a Campground Craft and snack! Donations are welcome! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Morning Intro to Birding Hike
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Mid-morning is a great time to look for local and migratory birds at Hard Labor Creek. Follow along on this ranger led introductory birding hike through the cottage loop and the surrounding area. We will be focusing on listening to bird calls and observing behavior near our feeders. No previous experience required. meet at the Trading Post. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Beginner Archery Class
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Want to shoot an arrow in archery, but don’t know how? Here’s your chance to learn some archery skills. Soon you’ll be hitting the bullseye. Program suited for kids 9 years and older. Call the Park Office to register as spots are limited. Meet at the park's office. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Fall Crafts
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The Autumn Equinox on Monday the 23rd announces the end of summer and the arrival of fall. Make popsicle stick scarecrows, black or brown bats, and spooky spider webs. Create and take home your crafts same day. Meet at the picnic tables near the playground. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Historic CCC Paddle and Hike
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 4 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This ranger-led paddle + hike around Lake Rutledge will take participants back in time to the 1930s. Learn how the Civilian Conservation Corps built our lakes, bridges, roads, and group camps. We will show pictures of before and after the lake was built. Bring closed-toe shoes, water and bug repellent. Meet at the beach area. Call to pay in advance $15 with a rental craft, $10 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Meet at the beach area. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and water shoes. Register in advance. $10 if you use your craft, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Big Bass Fishing Tournament
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 8 AM to 4 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join us at High Falls State Park to try your hand to catch a record breaking Large-mouth Bass. Check-in will begin at 7:00 AM at the Park office and weigh in will begin at 3:30 PM at Buck Creek. One or two-person teams. Please call the park office to register. Space is limited so register now! $35-$40 $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Astronomy in the Park
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the Flint River Astronomy Club to get close and personal with the night sky. This event will take place in our pool parking lot. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Indian Springs BioBlitz
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Dive into the woods with the naturalist as we document the amazing biodiversity found in the park, using the iNaturalist app. This is an easy-to-use, citizen scientist app that helps you to identify plants and animals. Let's see what's out there! Meet at the Overland Nature Trailhead. $5 parking. 770-507-2277.
Fact or Faked Animals
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 5 PM to 5:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Challenge your animal knowledge with this naturalist guided activity to explore common animal myths. Meet in the Spring Picnic Area. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Nature Journaling: Birds
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 6 PM to 6:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Bring a sketchbook and we'll make an exploration of bird behavior and identification. We'll examine some special adaptations and characteristics of some of our local birds. Meet in the picnic area by the Overland Nature Trail. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Portrait of a Plantation
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
This celebration of art and history includes drawing and painting activities, an exhibition of art from local artists, and a plein air painting session, where artists create works of art in real time as you tour the site. The plantation will also come to life with farm skill demos, steam engine demos, and house tours. $4 - $6.50 478-986-5172.
Sensory Night Hike
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Get in touch with nature on this guided hike specifically designed to test your 5 senses and help you experience your surroundings in a whole new way while having fun. Black lights will be provided to aid in sight activity. Please wear bug spray and bring a water. Call Visitor Center for meeting location and to register and pay. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
A is for Archery
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Just learning to shoot a bow and arrow? Want to brush up? Here’s your chance to get a Ranger led course on basic archery. From solid stances, terminology, safety, and target practice our Ranger will help you improve your archery skills. $7 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Ranger Activity
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy a tasty cold treat as you cool off and work towards earning your Magnolia Springs Junior Ranger Badge in this fun and educational half hour workshop inside the Nature Center. $1 donation suggested. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Radical Reptiles
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 4 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn all about reptiles and their adaptations from our Park Ranger. Meet live snakes, turtles and more in this interactive educational presentation that gets you up close and personal to the wonderful world of reptiles. Donations of fruit or vegetables for the tortoise is appreciated. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Arts and Crafts in the Park
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come join us for a fun filled family friendly arts and crafts hour at the park. Be creative and take home your very own masterpiece. Each week we'll be doing a different craft such as grapevine wreaths, glass art, book hooks, and more. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 8 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
We've stocked over a thousand catfish for children of all ages to come out and catch! It's a great way for beginners to catch their first fish or for experienced anglers to catch a cooler full. Awards will be given out at the end of the rodeo. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Archeology Day
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Archeology Day at New Echota State Historic Site will feature a presentation by a USDA state archeologist about the importance of archeology to parks. The day will include archeology based activities and discussions about archeology at the park. This program is good for all ages. $5.50 - $7 706-624-1321.
Intro to Tree Climbing
3rd Saturday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM until Dec 21, 2019 
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
3rd Saturday of Month 3 PM - 4 PM until Dec 21, 2019 
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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Introduction to Paddling
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 10:30 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of paddling? We are holding a class to teach you about the equipment and how to properly use it. Visit or call the park office to sign-up. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Paddle with a Ranger
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
A ranger will be your guide as you explore the river and lake. Take this opportunity to learn more about the park and the outdoors! Call or visit the park office to sign-up as pre-registration is required. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Paddle with a Ranger
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
A ranger will be your guide as you explore the river and lake. Take this opportunity to learn more about the park and the outdoors! Call or visit the park office to sign-up as pre-registration is required. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Remembering Ravensbruck: Women and the Holocaust
9 AM - 5 PM until Sep 30, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
"Remembering Ravensbrück" tells the story of the Nazi concentration camp where more than 150,000 women were interred. From the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University's traveling exhibit series. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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