Upcoming Events


Saturday, February 22, 2020

February Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4 PM – Feb 22, 2020 until Feb 29, 2020 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
New month means a new scavenger hunt! Bring your camera and take a look around our park for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Remember, this is not a race, have fun! $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 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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Terrific Turtles
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come out to the Nature Center to meet and learn about some of our terrific turtles while you make a “stained glass” turtle to put on your window at home. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Campfire Bingo
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 5 PM to 6 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us in the campground at the Interpretive Campfire by the information kiosk for some bingo and prizes next to a warn and toasty fire. For an added treat, bring your own marshmallows and roasting sticks. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Dog Creek Hike
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
We will be hiking the Dog Creek Outer Loop which is approximately 2 miles and offers gorgeous views of both Lake Lanier and Dog Creek. Register in advance by calling park visitor center. $2 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Colonial Candle Dipping
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun afternoon of crafting and discovery! Learn about the lives of Colonists whilst making a Colonial necessity, Hand-Dipped Candles. Take your own crafted Candle to light your home just as the settlers would. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Blow dart making
Saturdays 2 PM - 2:30 PM – Feb 22, 2020 until Feb 29, 2020 
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come out and test your blow dart skills by making and shooting your own blow darts with one of our Naturalists. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Sweetheart Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up to find sweetheart answers. Hunt with your phone. Not a timed event. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office any time. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM Sat. Winners notified by phone at 4:00 PM to pick up prize. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Winter Poker Walk
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 10:30 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet up with the ranger for a woodland discovery adventure. At five special learning stops along your journey you will draw a playing card. Best hand at the end of the walk wins prize package. 1-mile natural surface trail not stroller accessible. Meet at Trading Post. Pay cash at the site. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4 PM – Feb 22, 2020 until Feb 29, 2020 
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around Florence Marina for for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the Kirbo Interpretive Center by 4:00 to claim your prize. Stop by the Kirbo Interpretive Center to pick up your scavenger hunt checkoff list! $5 parking. 229-848-4244.
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Wildlife Discovery Craft
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 12 PM to 1 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join our interpretive ranger to learn about the wildlife at Florence Marina State Park. We will also be doing a wildlife craft to take home. Meet at Kirbo Interpretive Center $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4244.
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March Forward Into the Past
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Explore the site with one of Fort King George's finest soldiers. 912-437-4770.
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Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 1 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The fort's plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. An interpretive ranger portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to candle making. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Astronomy
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Let our rangers be your guides to the galaxy as we spend the evening gazing at the lunar landscape. We'll be peering through our telescopes while learning about the real majesty of our galaxy. Involves a short half-mile hike. Visitors will meet our rangers at the front office before taking a trip to one of our many scenic spots. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Painting in the Park
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Please join us in the campground shelter for a morning of art and good company. We will be doing a painting and an instructional art program from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
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. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Turtle Talk
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for an afternoon hike around our pond, and learn about the turtles that call General Coffee State Park home. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Gettin Crafty in the Relihan
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
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 will feature a different style of craft. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Campground Craft - Picture This
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Meet us at the Activities Shelter (located inside the campground near the playground) to make a creation from wood and wire! Suggested donation to make craft is $3 per person $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Intro to Orienteering
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Using the skills we teach you and a compass that we provide, find and learn about the CCC historic buildings at the park. Program geared towards visitors 8 years and older. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent. Meet at the visitor center. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Guided Geocaching
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
With the help of a ranger, enjoy exploring nature with family while finding Hard Labor's treasures. Bring a smart phone, a toy for trading, and water. Wear closed-toed shoes for this off-trail program. Meet at the visitor center. Please download the free Geocache mobile app at: www.geocaching.com/play/mobile before coming to the park. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Sunrise Hike
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Greet the day with the sunrise on this one mile hike! Meet at the Falls View Trailhead. $1 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Wildcrafts
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Before you hike, stop by the Office to create your own work of art and enlighten your trail experience. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
History Hike
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come learn about the fascinating history of Indian Springs! From the early use by the Creeks thru the resort eras and the CCC construction, learn about 200 years of park history. Meet in front of the museum. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Feet, Feathers, Beaks
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Which early bird gets the worm? Come learn about bird adaptations that affect how and what they eat. Meet at the program hut (behind mini golf). $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Stop by the park office between 9 am and 4 pm to pick up your self-guided scavenger hunt. Participants can choose from 3 different hunts or complete them all. When finished, turn in the completed scavenger hunt sheet at the park office and win a prize. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Rap about Rabies
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come to the Interpretive Center for this free session with a former animal control officer who will teach participants all about rabies. Learn which animals can carry rabies, how to detect signs of infection and preventative measures to protect yourself and loved ones. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Cozy Book Reading with a Ranger
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come warm up as you enjoy a family-friendly book read by one of our Park Rangers. Meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Cool Weather Craft
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy timeless indoor crafts in this hour long program. Each week we teach a new skill such as fiber spinning, natural dyes, knitting, or quilting and learn about it's historical significance. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Pioneer Winters
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Learn how the pioneers survived the rough winters in this living history program! We will be offering several live demonstrations and hands on learning. We will be meeting at the nature center, the next to the park office. The cost is $2 per person, ages 3 and under are free. A parking pass is required for the event. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with a trained "Friends of Panola" volunteer, through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 5-mile, semi-off trail, strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views and unique perspectives on the park. Must call to register in advance. $10 cash only $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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D.I.Y. Nature Tree Craft
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Reed Bingham has the magic and we want to impart our powers! Join us at "The Stage" on park to craft some nature wands! $4 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Cycling Saturday
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Come join us for a relaxing cycle around the park. We will gather at "The Buzzards Roost" for take off! $15 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Feb 22, 2020 until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.
All About Eagles
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Observe an active eagle's nest and possibly see a majestic eagle soaring over the water on this beginner friendly kayak tour. We'll travel approximately 1.5 miles round trip, stopping along the way to observe the eagle's nest and discuss fun facts about our national emblem. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
History Under the Lake Paddle
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Lake Seminole is unique because most of the historical sites are now under the waters of the lake. On this 1.5 mile kayak tour, we'll talk about an underwater Native American ceremonial mound, an old Spanish mission, and an event that touched off a war. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
If you've ever wanted a picture of a beautiful Lake Seminole sunset, this is your chance. This Park Naturalist guided sunset kayak tour will get you to the perfect spot to hopefully help you get that picture of a lifetime. Don't forget to bring water and a camera. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Stars Over Seminole Hike
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Experience the beauty and serenity of a hike under the stars and listen to a symphony of sound provided by Mother Nature. This night hike will travel 1.5 miles round trip, stopping at our boardwalk to stargaze. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Beginner Archery
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come learn the basics of archery and test your skills on our archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration by phone is required. Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow time to come to the park office first. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
How Deep is your Love: Martin's Mine Guided Hike
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 12 PM to 2 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Take a guided hike of Martin’s Mine with your significant other or with a friend. A shuttle will take the group to the trailhead, and this 0.9-mile loop will feature mountain coves and a beautiful waterfall at the end. The naturalist will identify and discuss plants and wildlife during the hike, as well as the history of gold mining in the area. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Capturing the Beauty of Sweetwater
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile long, moderate hike will take us down to the scenic highlights of the park where we will leisurely sketch and/or photograph the ruins of the New Manchester mill, the beauty of Sweetwater Creek, and the rapids. On part of this program we will be going inside the New Manchester ruins. Please bring your sketchpad and camera. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Green Building Tour and Workshop
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Our Visitor’s Center is one the most advanced Green Buildings anywhere. It has received the highest certification possible, LEED Platinum. There will be a short talk, then a 30 minute tour of the building. Afterwards we will design and then draw or construct our own green building. Reservations required. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Owls are a Hoot!
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Ever see an owl fly at night? Ever hear them hooting? Ever wonder what kind of owl it is? During this children’s program, we will be learning about Georgia’s owls and how to identify them. Then, we will make owl hiking buddies that children can take with them out on the trails. Preregistration required. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Bird Feeder
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Learn how to attract birds to your backyard and make a craft . Come to the nature center behind the park office. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Ravenous Reptiles
Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 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, Donations Appreciated. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Guided Tour
Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take a guided tour with our Naturalist, tours location/length may vary with inclement weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Make and shoot your own Blow Darts
Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 2 PM to 2:30 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.
Discover our Past: Explore Archaeology
Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Dig deep and find out about the people who came before us with this fun archaeology activity. 912-437-4770.
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From Rice to Rebellion Fort Tour
Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The story of rice cultivation begins with the founding of the colony of Georgia in 1733, and was the regions largest economic export up until the American Civil War. The strategic placement of Fort McAllister was not only to protect the citizens of Savannah, but also the many rice plantations that lined the Ogeechee River. $9. 912-727-2339.
Meet the Farm Animals
Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
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. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Candle Making 101
Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Stop by the parks heritage farm and learn the basics of making hand dipped candles. The park staff will be demonstrating how to make hand dipped and molded beeswax and tallow candles. Try your hand at making your own set for a small fee. Demonstration free. "Class" $3 per person $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Historic Hike
Sundays 1 PM - 2 PM – Feb 23, 2020 
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Did you know High Falls was a bustling town way back when? Take a tour of the olden days of High Falls when industry and hydroelectricity kept this town moving. Meet at the Park Office. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Tricksters of the Animal Kingdom
Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 5:30 PM to 6 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Does the opossum really play dead? How do tasty caterpillars avoid becoming a snack? Come learn about some amazing animals and the unique traits and behaviors they use to survive! Meet at the program hut, behind the putt-putt course. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 1 PM to 4 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.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Sunday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Sundays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Feb 23, 2020 until Dec 27, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.
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Track Trek
Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Join us for a leisurely stroll through the woods while learning the basics of animal track identification. This event is designed for children but adults are definitely welcome. We'll travel approximately 3/4 of a mile. Please wear closed toe shoes and bring drinking water. $2 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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Late Winter/Early Spring Wildflower Hike
Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This 2-mile hike will be moderately strenuous and will pass through several beautiful wildflower habitats. Early favorites we will likely see are Hepatica, Bloodroot, Foam Flower, Fire Pink. Wild Geranium, Wild Iris, Sorrel, and Green and Gold. Generally we see 20 to 25 species on this early hike. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5876.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Nature Sketching
Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Grab some paper, sketching material and a nice view and enjoy the beautiful scenery at Etowah. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Toddler Tuesdays
Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 3 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for Toddler Tuesdays at our new time! Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Twice a month, explore STEAM focused nature programs through hands on play! Events to take place at the Interpretative Center (old office) unless specified otherwise. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Ask the Naturalist
Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Our naturalist will be on hand outside the front office to answer any questions you may have about the park and the wildlife found within it. Do you have a picture of some plant or animal you can't identify? Bring it, and we will try to identify it for you. Stop by, chat for a few minutes, and learn something new. We'll see you there! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

River Walk
Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020 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.
Friends of Hardman Farm: Volunteer Recruitment Day
Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
We are gearing up for a special year, our 150th anniversary! Join us for a volunteer open house and hear about all the great opportunities and benefits of becoming a volunteer at Hardman Farm. Morning biscuits will be provided, and all prospective volunteers will enjoy a tour of the farm. 706-878-1077.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Museum Tour
Thursday, Feb 27, 2020 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take a tour of our Museum with the Naturalist and learn about the artifacts. $4-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Home School Exploration Day
Thursday, Feb 27, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Home school students are invited to join us for a ranger-led program. Topics will be geared towards kids ages 8-12, with growing up WILD activities for kids younger than this. This is an eight part series, you can attend all or pick and choose which ones interest you. Space is limited, call to reserve your spot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Roving Naturalist
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Our Naturalist will be roving the park with interesting pieces of history and nature to share with the guests $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Kids Archery
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
We will be shooting at large target blocks on a secure range. This is a great way to get outdoors,and enjoy archery in a safe environment. Good for ages 8-16 (depending on strength level). Reservations are required by calling the park office. $15 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Bring Your Own Board Game Night
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 6 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Bored? Grab a friend and join us for our board game night! Please bring a family friendly board game of your choice with simple instructions on how to play. Remember to take your game back home with you, or you may donate your unused games to be played next time. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Campfire, S'mores, oh my!
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come enjoy a campfire, S'mores, and good company. Meet at picnic shelter 5. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Sensory Hike
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 5 PM to 6 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Explore the Overland Nature Trail to a new depth. We'll be connecting with nature more fully by engaging our senses! This all-ages hike will include several activities to slow down and observe your surroundings using sight, hearing, smell, and touch. Meet at the trailhead (in the Spring Picnic Area) and be ready to discover! $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Yard Games & Hot Cocoa
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us at the picnic shelter across from the campground for some hot cocoa and lots of fun yard games including corn hole, ladder golf, yardzee, ring toss, yard jenga, giant checkers and more. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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ABAC Wildlife Student-Led Hike
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Abraham Baldwin boasts a phenomenal Wildlife and Ag. Program which services greatly the Tifton community, and we wanted to provide students with an opportunity to work directly in a field closely related to their own studies and interests in an attempt to also inspire other students to come to the Park to participate in, and lead, programs. $3 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Pine Cone Bird Feeder Craft
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join us for a fun and easy craft break. We will be making pine cone bird feeders. Participants may take their finished bird feeders home to hang up and help the birds around their home make it through the last bit of winter. Materials will be supplied. All ages are welcome. Meet at picnic shelter #1. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Homeschool Fridays
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Home-school students of all ages are welcomed to come join park rangers on a educational nature/ history hike to and inside the historic five story New Manchester Manufacturing Mill and impressive rapids. This hike meets the GPS standards. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservation recommended. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Forest Writing and Sketching
Friday, Feb 28, 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 29, 2020

February Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4 PM – Feb 29, 2020 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
New month means a new scavenger hunt! Bring your camera and take a look around our park for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Remember, this is not a race, have fun! $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Leap Day Hike
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Celebrate this special day that only occurs once every four years by leaping along our Sempervirens trail on a guided hike. Wear bug spray and dress for the weather. Space limited to 15. Call Park Office to register and pay. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 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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Leap Frog Craft
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Celebrate Leap Day by making an origami paper frog that leaps/hops. Space limited to 18. Call park office to register and pay. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Tomahawk Toss
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Test your skills with our game of Tomahawk Toss! Learn the history of the game, and see if you can score a bulls-eye! Ages 13+. Pre-Registration required, please call the Park Office or go to our Facebook page to register. Pay @ Office, then meet @ Elijah Clark Cabin. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Blow dart making
Saturdays 2 PM - 2:30 PM – Feb 29, 2020 
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come out and test your blow dart skills by making and shooting your own blow darts with one of our Naturalists. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Sweetheart Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up to find sweetheart answers. Hunt with your phone. Not a timed event. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office any time. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM Sat. Winners notified by phone at 4:00 PM to pick up prize. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4 PM – Feb 29, 2020 
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around Florence Marina for for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the Kirbo Interpretive Center by 4:00 to claim your prize. Stop by the Kirbo Interpretive Center to pick up your scavenger hunt checkoff list! $5 parking. 229-848-4244.
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An Extra Day in Nature
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Want to make the most of your Leap Day? Join a ranger on a guided nature journaling walk. $2. 912-437-4770.
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An Extra Day in Nature
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Want to make the most of your Leap Day? Join a ranger on a guided nature journaling walk. $2. 912-437-4770.
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Noon Hike on Bird Berry Trail
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy a lovely Sunday afternoon exploring the forest surrounding the Bird Berry trail. During this guided hike, we will discuss local wildlife and various plants native to this region while listening for bird calls, looking for signs of wildlife, and practicing our winter tree ID. This is an easy 0.5-mile paved trail. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Junior Ranger After Dark
Saturday, Feb 29, 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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Heart 2 Heart
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 8 AM to 8 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for a full day of fun. General Coffee's local hospital CRMC and wellness247 are hosting their annual Heart 2 Heart event, and they're having it here at the park. Event includes races, walks, archery, crafts, and much more. $0 - $30 $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
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. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Sisters on the Fly _ Luggage of Love
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 8 AM to 5 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Do you have any luggage, totes, suitcases that haven't been used or touched in ages? Are they still in good shape and easily donated? The Sisters on the Fly will be here taking luggage donations all day February 29th! The donations will be given to a local women's shelter with homeless female veterans. Please donate your bags to a greater cause! 229-276-2371.
Night Hike
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 7 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Meet us at 7:00pm to Explore the world of the night. We're meeting at the Lake Shore Trail head for a 1.5 mile hike! We love to listen to the sounds of the night as we hike. Please bring a head lamp or flashlight and dress warmly! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Backyard Birding
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the Park Naturalist at the office to learn how to attract birds to your backyard and make a fun craft to bring home for your birdie friends. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
S'mores and Trivia
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Are you smarter than a ranger? Find out if you can outsmart the ranger and enjoy s'mores in this wildlife trivia game and campfire. Meet at the program campfire. $1 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Early Bloomers! - Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist to scour the trail looking for early bloomers! We’ll be looking especially for trout lily, common blue violet, and bloodroot to kick off the wildflower season! Meet at the Overland Nature Trail (in the Spring Picnic Area). $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Bark in the Park Hike
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Walk the 3/4 mile Overland Nature Trail with your 4-legged friend! All dogs must be on leash and friendly. Meet at the trailhead (in the Spring Picnic Area). $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Stop by the park office between 9 am and 4 pm to pick up your self-guided scavenger hunt. Participants can choose from 3 different hunts or complete them all. When finished, turn in the completed scavenger hunt sheet at the park office and win a prize. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Leap Day Hike
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Take a leap and celebrate this special day that only comes around every four years with a guided hike along our Big Creek Nature Trail. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Who was Laura Walker?
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Gather at Group Shelter 3 for an introduction to the lady for whom Laura S. Walker State Park was named and some history about the park as well. You may be surprised by some of the unique facts regarding our beautiful park. Registration deadline is February 29th at 4:00 PM. Call Park Office to Register. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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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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Tales from Camp Lawton
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 3:30 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come listen to harrowing tales of thievery, attempted prison escapes, mad hatters, assassinations, and more in this half hour historically accurate program. Tour the museum and then sit down and enjoy the enthralling stories from a civil war period soldier or soldier's wife. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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LEAP Day Program
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Leap day is here and in honor of it we will be offering an educational program on all the different animals that leap to get around! Meet at the nature center. The cost to attend this event is $2 per person. Ages 3 and under are free. A parking pass is required for all vehicles entering the park. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Archery
Saturdays 1 PM - 3 PM from Feb 29, 2020 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Visitors can sign up for a one hour session of archery. $10 per person! Must be 7 years or older to participate. Must wear closed toe shoes. The time ranges will be from 1-2 PM and then again from 2-3 PM. Space is limited, call the office to register! $10 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 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.
Living History at Panola
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn about Panola's rich history through hands-on living history demonstrations that depict everyday family life during the 1820s and 1830s at the Parker House. Visitors will get to participate in activities such as: candle making, butter churning, cooking, making rag dolls, and other period games all from guides in historic period clothing. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Trails Through History Workday
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Come out and assist us with improvement projects our hiking trails here at the park. Snacks and water provided. Please bring gloves. Free admission for volunteers. 770-443-7850.
All about Erosion
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Providence Canyon State Park - Lumpkin, GA
Join our interpretive ranger to learn about erosion and how we can help protect the canyons from further damage. Meet in Providence Canyon’s Visitor Center classroom. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-6202.
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Edible and Medicinal Mosey
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 to Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 1 PM to 3 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Get tickets from eventbrite or call to register. Come learn about local plants, and how they have traditionally been used for food or medicine! This Ranger-led walk will be along the Sweetgum Trail Loop .75 mile, moderate terrain. We will be starting at the Visitor Center. Program may be cancelled for inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Wildlife Program With ABAC
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Since ABAC hosts the reputation it does, we thought it would be a fantastic idea to have some of the students from the Wildlife and Forestry tracks to come and bring some of their own resources, animals, study skins, and skulls that differ from our own here at Reed Bingham. The goal is to bring some diversity to the park. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Feb 29, 2020 until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.
All About Eagles
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Observe an active eagle's nest and possibly see a majestic eagle soaring over the water on this beginner friendly kayak tour. We'll travel approximately 1.5 miles round trip, stopping along the way to observe the eagle's nest and discuss fun facts about our national emblem. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
History Under the Lake Paddle
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Lake Seminole is unique because most of the historical sites are now under the waters of the lake. On this 1.5 mile kayak tour, we'll talk about an underwater Native American ceremonial mound, an old Spanish mission, and an event that touched off a war. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
If you've ever wanted a picture of a beautiful Lake Seminole sunset, this is your chance. This Park Naturalist guided sunset kayak tour will get you to the perfect spot to hopefully help you get that picture of a lifetime. Don't forget to bring water and a camera. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Edible Plant Hike
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join us for a guided hike through the coastal salt marsh and island hammocks as we identify some of the edible plants that grow wild in the area. Meet at the Sandpiper Trailhead. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Fungus Frolic
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 11 AM to 2 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Want to learn more about mushrooms and other fungi? Join state certified mushroom forager and Wild Mushroom Food and Safety Instructor Brian Hale for a fungus presentation and brief hike. The program will begin with a power point presentation, and after we will hike a 1.6-mile loop trail in order to observe and identify wild mushrooms in the area. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Sunset Boat Tour of the Swamp
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Sit back and relax while one of our rangers takes you on Billy's Lake for a beautiful Okefenokee sunset. Enjoy the wildlife and changing colors of the sky as the sun drops beneath the horizon. Listen for the sounds of frogs and barred owls echoing across the swamp and keep an eye out for alligators along the waters edge. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This one mile (total) easy to moderate hike will lead us to the five story ruins of the Civil War era New Manchester textile mill (seen in "Hunger Games:Mockingjay"). This hike will include going inside the ruins and seeing the lovely rapids providing great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Children's Nature Hike
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike for children (6 years and older) will focus on learning more about the beautiful Piedmont forest we live in, especially the animals and plants of this area. We will be hiking down to and inside the five story Civil War-era New Manchester mill alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Parents are welcome also. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Campfire Cooking 101
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the campground pavilion and learn how to cook a new breakfast campfire recipe. Ingredients will be provided. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, March 1, 2020

Ravenous Reptiles
Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 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, Donations Appreciated. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Guided Tour
Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take a guided tour with our Naturalist, tours location/length may vary with inclement weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Make and shoot your own Blow Darts
Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 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.
Noon Hike on Bird Berry Trail
Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy a lovely Sunday afternoon exploring the forest surrounding the Bird Berry trail. During this guided hike, we will discuss local wildlife and various plants native to this region while listening for bird calls, looking for signs of wildlife, and practicing our winter tree ID. This is an easy 0.5-mile paved trail. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Roving Ranger
Sunday, Mar 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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Meet the Farm Animals
Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
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. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Sunday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Sundays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Mar 1, 2020 until Dec 27, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.
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Late Winter/Early Spring Wildflower Hike
Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This 2-mile hike will be moderately strenuous and will pass through several beautiful wildflower habitats. Early favorites we will likely see are Hepatica, Bloodroot, Foam Flower, Fire Pink. Wild Geranium, Wild Iris, Sorrel, and Green and Gold. Generally we see 20 to 25 species on this early hike. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5876.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Friends of Smithgall Woods Meeting
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020 to Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020 2 PM to 3 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This informative monthly meeting will give you the ins and outs of Smithgall Woods. Learn more about this special conservation area and what volunteer opportunities are available. Make some new friends and find a way to give back! 706-878-3087.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Homeschool Wednesdays
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020 9:30 AM to 1 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Homeschool Wednesdays are still happening. March 4th you'll work in our medicine and three-sisters garden, April you'll learn about birds and see a dendrochronology activity, May you'll take part in activities to celebrate Archaeology Month. Pre-registration required. $5.50 706-695-2598.
Home School Field Trip
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
If you home school your children we have a fun program planned! Home school students will get to explore our canyon overlook trail, see live animals, adventure into our nature center, and play a fun nature scavenger hunt. For ages 5-15 years old. Meet at the nature center, next to the park office. The cost is $5 per student. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Skulls and Skins
Thursday, Mar 5, 2020 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come learn about skull and animal hide identification and how Native Americans at Etowah utilized bones and fur. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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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Friday, March 6, 2020

Appalachian Trail Kick-Off (ATKO)
Friday, Mar 6, 2020 4 PM to 9 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Once again, Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge invites you to this year’s Appalachian Trail Kick Off! Mark your calendars for March 6, 7, and 8 for the 20th anniversary of the ATKO. $5 parking. 706-265-1969.
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Ask the Naturalist
Friday, Mar 6, 2020 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.
Geocamping Weekend & Coinapaloosa
Friday, Mar 6, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geocachers, meet up for a fun, unique geotracking event. Weekend camping, get-together and a unique coin swap highlight this adventure. www.geocaching.com. The public is welcome to participate in Saturday events for free. Fee for coin vendors. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campfire, S'mores, oh my!
Friday, Mar 6, 2020 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come enjoy a campfire, S'mores, and good company. Meet at picnic shelter 5. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Yard Games & Hot Cocoa
Friday, Mar 6, 2020 5 PM to 7 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us at the picnic shelter across from the campground for some hot cocoa and lots of fun yard games including corn hole, ladder golf, yardzee, ring toss, yard jenga, giant checkers and more. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Wellness Hike
Friday, Mar 6, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
This hike welcomes all who wish to harmonize with nature in mind, body and soul, and is offered as an extension of our newly established yoga, meditation, and running programs to promote overall health. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Stars Over Seminole Hike
Friday, Mar 6, 2020 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Experience the beauty and serenity of a hike under the stars and listen to a symphony of sound provided by Mother Nature. This night hike will travel 1.5 miles round trip, stopping at our boardwalk to stargaze. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Appalachian Trail Kick-Off (ATKO)
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 9 AM to 9 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Once again, Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge invites you to this year’s Appalachian Trail Kick Off! Mark your calendars for March 6, 7, and 8 for the 20th anniversary of the ATKO. $5 parking. 706-265-1969.
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Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 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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Terrific Turtles
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come out to the Nature Center to meet and learn about some of our terrific turtles while you make a “stained glass” turtle to put on your window at home. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Tomahawk Toss
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Test your skills with our game of Tomahawk Toss! Learn the history of the game, and see if you can score a bulls-eye! Ages 13+. Pre-Registration required, please call the Park Office or go to our Facebook page to register. Pay @ Office, then meet @ Elijah Clark Cabin. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Eye Spy 20 Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 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 office with checklist by 4PM Sat. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Spring Bird Walk
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn to ID some of our local feathered friends on a leisurely stroll outside the park office. Meet your guide on the Park Office front porch. Not stroller accessible. Loaner binoculars and checklists available. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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