Tales of Scales Events

Upcoming Events


Wednesday, February 28, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic forces that formed the canyon and the surrounding area. This moderately strenuous hike (just under 2 miles) begins at the Main Overlook and proceeds down to Cherokee Falls. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Holey Ground: Caves and Karst of the Cumberland Plateau
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
­Cloudland Canyon is Georgia's only state park that lies within the Cumberland Plateau, and the only one that contains caves. This 1 hour presentation in the interpretive center explains why this region is riddled with holes and will introduce you to the fragile environment of caves and some of the fascinating creatures found in them. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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In Search of the Lost Cord
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn to make cords from the fibre of the Filamental Yucca plant in this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn how to prepare the fibres and braid them into a wearable bracelet! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Make a Snake
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 to Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 1:30 PM to 2:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
After learning about scaley friends, let your imagination run wild as you create your own slithery snake friend. Register in advance since space is limited. $2 per snake. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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All About Archery
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Want to learn archery? Join us on the range to learn how to use a bow. Get the chance to show off your skills, and maybe find your next hobby. $15 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Winter Bingo Hike at Red Top
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for the Winter Edition of Red Top Mountain Bingo. Hike around in search of your items and compete to be the first to get BINGO! First place will get a prize! Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Let's Go Geocache!
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 12 PM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
A Geocache is a hidden treasure that you've been given the map to. Did you know there are many Geocaches hidden throughout Red Top Mountain? Join us as we scour the woods in search of a few. We will meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center and hike a 1 mile section of Sweetgum Trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Leapin' Lizards
Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Uncover the lives of lizards, skinks, and other unusual reptiles of Georgia. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Bats
Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
We love bats here at Cloudland Canyon State Park! This program will tell you why as we dispel the myths and misconceptions about this misunderstood mammal! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Birding Basics
Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a relaxing morning as we go on a birding adventure. This class will teach you the basics of birding as we hikeand explore around Crooked River $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Friday, March 1, 2024

Archery Fundamentals
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
West Ridge Hike
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Archery Fundamentals
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Animals of Amicalola Falls
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Meet our ambassador animals up close and discover something new! Join a park naturalist and up to two live animals for a discussion about our native species. May include box turtle, various snake species, hawk and/or owl. Meet us in the lodge lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Animals of Amicalola Falls
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 4 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Meet our ambassador animals up close and discover something new! Join a park naturalist and up to two live animals for a discussion about our native species. May include box turtle, various snake species, hawk and/or owl. Meet us in the lodge lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Axe Throwing
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 4 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Learn the basics of how to throw a hatchet then practice on outdoor wooden targets. Let the challenge begin! Register in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Appalachian Trail Gateways
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 5 PM to 8 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join park staff, Georgia Appalachian Trail Club members, previous thru hikers, newbie hikers, and trail legends for our annual Appalachian Trail hiker season kickoff event. Click for more info. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Snakes of Georgia
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Find out about the many species of snakes in Georgia and which ones you might be most likely to encounter during your visit to the park. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Turtles of Georgia
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn about the different turtles of Georgia, and which one has been designated the "State Reptile"! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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West Rim Hike
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Join us for a moderately strenuous, 3 mile trek. This hike offers scenic views from the many rocky outcrops along the trail. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Squid Dissection
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embrace your inner curiosity as we dissect and learn about the ins and outs of one of the oceans' most common animals: The Squid! $10.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Herp, Herp, Hooray
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Assist our Interpretive ranger with caring for and learning about the reptiles and amphibians that call our nature center home. $2.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Sunset Bike Tour
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely bike ride with a ranger as we explore our park, and end our adventure with a beautiful sunset $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Cozy by the Campfire
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 6 PM to 7 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Settle in for the night with some fun, games, and stories around a campfire with a ranger. Each week holds something new! $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Bird Bingo
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and family-friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn more about our feathered, flying friends. Location disclosed upon registration. Preregistration required to ensure enough bingo sheets. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Sunset Hike
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 5:45 PM to 7 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Come experience one of the best sunset locations in the state on a guided hike with a ranger. Bring comfortable hiking shoes and a flashlight. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Campfire, Smores and Hot Cocoa
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 5:30 PM to 7 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Join us for a fire and making S'mores along with a cup of hot cocoa at Shelter 4 in the playground area. $2 per person, sign up by Feb 28, 2024 $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Opening Day at Hardman Farm
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Hardman Farm reopens for the season. Join us for a guided tour on the hour, with the first one at 10:00 a.m., and the last going out at 3:00 p.m. Adults: $13, Seniors: $9.75 , Youth: $8, Children 5 and under: free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 1, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
Let's Go Geocache!
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 12 PM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
A Geocache is a hidden treasure that contains trinkets and a log book. You locate them using the map function with the “Geocaching” app, log your find and take/leave a prize. Bring the kids and some trinkets if you want to find some with us!! We will meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center and hike a 1 mile section of Sweetgum Trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Intro to Using a Compass
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Did you know that a compass contains a needle that aligns with magnetic north, and includes a bezel wherein a specific bearing can be dialed in, and that can be used to get you where you want go?? Well that's great! Now if you want to know how to put it to practical use, navigate your way to the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Beginner's Guide to Fire Building
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 4 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Improvising a fire without the use of matches or a lighter is a great skill to have for any camping/outdoor enthusiast!! We'll try a few methods, as well as discuss and demo some of the less-than-conventional ones. Come warm up and hone this life-skill with us. Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Snake Safety Stroll
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 3 PM to 4 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Exploring the Okefenokee can be a fun and enjoyable experience, however many fear the possibility of encountering potentially venomous species of snakes. Join us on our Trembling Earth Nature Trail and boardwalk, to learn some helpful tips for hiking in areas that have venomous and non-venomous species of snakes such as snake ID and other tips. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Campfire Cookin'
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Roast up some smores and weenies by the campfire! All you can eat, Meet at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center. Please call and sign up in advance space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Appalachian Trail Gateways
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 9 AM to 7 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join park staff, Georgia Appalachian Trail Club members, previous thru hikers, newbie hikers, and trail legends for our annual Appalachian Trail hiker season kickoff event. Click for more info. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Archery Fundamentals
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
West Ridge Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Archery Fundamentals
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Animals of Amicalola Falls
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Meet our ambassador animals up close and discover something new! Join a park naturalist and up to two live animals for a discussion about our native species. May include box turtle, various snake species, hawk and/or owl. Meet us in the lodge lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Animals of Amicalola Falls
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 4 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Meet our ambassador animals up close and discover something new! Join a park naturalist and up to two live animals for a discussion about our native species. May include box turtle, various snake species, hawk and/or owl. Meet us in the lodge lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
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Axe Throwing
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 4 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Learn the basics of how to throw a hatchet then practice on outdoor wooden targets. Let the challenge begin! Register in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Sunset Stories
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 7:30 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
This series features professional storytellers as they work their magic at the campground firepit. Expect tales of Appalachian folklore, local history, and more. Bring a chair, flashlight and open imagination for this 1 hour program. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
World Wildlife Day Celebration
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Bring the whole family to learn about the wildlife you might see around our park. First, listen to a story about how to spot the signs that an animal has been in the area and how to identify which animal, then take the time to ask questions, feel real animal pelts, and do some fun crafts. Register in advance over the phone. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Leapin' Lizards
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Uncover the lives of lizards, skinks, and other unusual reptiles of Georgia. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Fishing FUNdamentals
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Learn how to tie a hook and catch a fish with a ranger! $5.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Herp, Herp, Hooray
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Assist our Interpretive ranger with caring for and learning about the reptiles and amphibians that call our nature center home. $2.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Make a Snake
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
After learning about scaley friends, let your imagination run wild as you create your own slithery snake friend. Register in advance since space is limited. $2 per snake. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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All About Archery
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Want to learn archery? Join us on the range to learn how to use a bow. Get the chance to show off your skills, and maybe find your next hobby. $15 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Names of completed sheets will be entered into a drawing. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Spring Bird Walk
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn to ID some of our local feathered friends and help check our bluebird boxes 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 but limited. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Butterfly Nature Craft
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 10:30 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own caterpillar and butterfly out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Meet at boathouse by Lake Deleanor. Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Geocaching Coinapaloosa VII
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 11 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geochachers, novice and pro, meet up for a unique geotracking event. Coinswap followed by social campout event. Social distancing and other safety measures will be taken per CDC guidelines. Times, registration, and costs info online at www.geocaching.com. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
CANCELLED- Oh The Places You’ll Go Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 1 PM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
HIKE CANCELLED- Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a hike to Cascade Falls (~4 miles total). Moderate difficulty; geared towards ages 8 and up. Meet at Cascade Falls trailhead, TV tower parking lot. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Backpacking 101
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
An in-depth introduction to backpacking with a ranger. Addressing safety, planning, gear, and more. Begins at picnic shelter #1. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
South Georgia Seed Swap
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 10 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
It’s time to start planning for Spring planting! The first step is deciding what to grow, so we decided to make that a little easier on folks. We’re proud to announce the first South Georgia Seed Swap to be hosted by General Coffee State Park! Rain or shine join us March 2, 2024 for this wonderful event. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Bluebird Workshop
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 3 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Bring this lovely icon of happiness into your own yard. Discover the basics of bluebird feeding and housing then put together a cedar, Audubon bluebird house to take home. Handouts and suet samples are included. Pre-registration required by visiting or calling the Park Office. Limited space. Meet at the enclosed Group Shelter. $30 includes house;$10 without house $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Beginner Archery Class
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
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 geared to participants 10 years and above. Space limited to 10 participants. Call the park office to register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Survival Skills (Compass Orienteering, Fire Building)
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 12 PM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Walk through the forest with a ranger, looking for materials to build a fire and learn how to orient yourself using a compass. Then, build a fire without matches. Supplies provided. Geared towards participants 8 years and older. Spaces are limited. For more info and to register, please click on this event's title. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Classic Movie Matinee at HLC
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us at Camp Daniel Morgan, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s, to cozy up to the fire and watch award-winning movies that the CCC boys would have enjoyed during that era. Each date, a different movie at no charge. Please call the park office (after Feb 1st) to inquire for the titles. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Cows Come Home Celebration
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Cows Come Home Celebration Enjoy a fun-filled day with activities centered around the dairy that once operated at Hardman Farm. $8. 706-878-1077.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 2, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
Bird by Bird - Introduction to Birding
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 9 AM to 11 AM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Let’s take it bird by bird! Learn how to identify different bird species in this beginner’s program with tips that will help you start your bird watching journey. We will take a short hike and use shape, color pattern, behavior, and habitat to identify a variety of birds and learn how to use binoculars effectively in finding birds in the wild. $4.50-$7 (children 5 and under free) 478-986-5172.
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Owl Craft
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
This is a fun craft for all ages! Join us at the Interpretive Center and create awesome owls from pinecones! Let your imagination go and decorate them to your liking. Pre-register at the Visitor Center prior to the event. We hope to see you there!! $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the grounds of what was once the largest prison in the world! Admission to the History Center is included. Gather on the Camp Lawton History Center front porch. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Bee Hotel
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 11:30 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us at the campground picnic shelter to create your own unique tin can and bamboo bee hotel. Registration is required in advance at the Visitor Center or call 478-982-1660. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Archery
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 3 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn archery from a certified instructor with all equipment provided. This is a great opportunity for experienced archers to improve your skills. Meet at the archery range. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Salamander Meander
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn all about amphibians and macroinvertebrates during a 1.25 mi. hike on the Watershed Trail. We will be spending some time at Panola Creek looking for these amazing creatures, so be prepared to get muddy and wet. Ages 5+. Pre-registration is required. Call the Park Office to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Sunset Mountain Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 5 PM to 7 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take time out of your hectic schedule to join us for a relaxing sunset mountain hike of Panola Mountain. There's nothing quite like watching the sun set from the top of Panola. Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10+. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Reptile Rendezvous
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 2 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us Saturday for some reptile education. Come say Hi and meet our Box Turtles, Mr. T and Scooter, and our Kingsnake and Rat Snake, King Henry and Gandalf the Grey! We will also do some fun reptile related arts and crafts! Rendezvous at the Conference Room inside the Visitors Center anytime between 2 and 5. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
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Spring Cleaning Volunteer Day
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
March brings springtime weather perfect for venturing outdoors again. Volunteers are invited to come help us with spring cleaning around our playground and picnic area. Junior Rangers can also count this activity towards their Kids Care patch. Meet in front of the Visitors Center. Materials will be provided. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Spring Hatchlings Picture Craft
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Warming weather and lengthening daylight prompts many bird species to nest and lay eggs. Join us as we make crafts depicting spring hatchlings in the nest. Materials will be provided. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Reptile Reception: Come Meet the Snakes
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Curious about some of our sites favorite creepy crawlies? Come meet some of our favorite snakes and have a hands on learning experience. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Reptile Reception: Come Meet the Snakes
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 11:30 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Curious about some of our sites favorite creepy crawlies? Come meet some of our favorite snakes and have a hands on learning experience. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Reptile Reception: Come Meet the Snakes
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Curious about some of our sites favorite creepy crawlies? Come meet some of our favorite snakes and have a hands on learning experience. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Reptile Reception: Come Meet the Snakes
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 4 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Curious about some of our sites favorite creepy crawlies? Come meet some of our favorite snakes and have a hands on learning experience. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Persistent Trillium Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Venture with us up the South Rim Stairs to view the endemic Persistent Trillium flowers in bloom! These flowers are native to Tallulah Gorge only, witness their rare and subtle beauty with your own eyes. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Wooden Round Painting
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
All the fun of the mess without the cleanup! Join us at the campground pavilion to make a lasting St. Patrick’s Day decoration! Please call the office to sign up. 10 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Lake Trahlyta/CCC Museum
Saturdays 1 PM - 2 PM – Mar 2, 2024 until Mar 30, 2024 
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join us on the trail around Lake Trahlyta (an easy hike) and learn some of the history of Georgia's second oldest state park. Then explore the CCC museum and learn of the work involved in establishing the park. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Paws and Provisions: Black Bear Awareness
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 3 PM to 3:45 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Learn about them, learn what to do (and not do) if you happen to encounter one, learn how to avoid encountering a bear at all. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Accessible Event 

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Appalachian Trail Gateways
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 9:30 AM to 3 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join park staff, Georgia Appalachian Trail Club members, previous thru hikers, newbie hikers, and trail legends for our annual Appalachian Trail hiker season kickoff event. Click for more info. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Archery Fundamentals
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
West Ridge Hike
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Archery Fundamentals
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Animals of Amicalola Falls
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Meet our ambassador animals up close and discover something new! Join a park naturalist and up to two live animals for a discussion about our native species. May include box turtle, various snake species, hawk and/or owl. Meet us in the lodge lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Accessible Event Tales of Scales Event 
Animals of Amicalola Falls
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 4 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Meet our ambassador animals up close and discover something new! Join a park naturalist and up to two live animals for a discussion about our native species. May include box turtle, various snake species, hawk and/or owl. Meet us in the lodge lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Accessible Event Tales of Scales Event 
Axe Throwing
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 4 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Learn the basics of how to throw a hatchet then practice on outdoor wooden targets. Let the challenge begin! Register in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
What's Blooming in Sitton Gulch
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The wildflowers in Sitton Gulch are in bloom! Come see what's up along the Sitton Gulch Trail. Meet at the Interpretive Center, then we'll drive down the mountain to the lower trailhead. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Going Deep: Geology of the Canyon Bottom
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic strata of the canyon from the bottom up in this advanced look at the rocks and minerals that make up the lower part of the canyon. Meet at the Interpretive Center, then we'll drive to the lower Sitton Gulch Trailhead. This is a moderate 2-mile hike. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Low-Tide Paddle River Tour
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 1:45 PM to 3:45 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Have a chance to explore crooked Rivers name sake as we disembark and explore Georgia’s beautiful salt marshes. $45 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Take Flight Event 
Guided Tour of Georgia's First Fort
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Every Sunday afternoon, follow in the footsteps of a British Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Guided tours come at an additional fee of $2 per person and run about an hour long. $6.75-$10.25 912-437-4770.
World Wildlife Day
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 10 AM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join our naturalist in recognition of World Wildlife Day for a close-up look at some of the critters that call South Georgia home. Learn about their importance in the ecosystem and how to identify different species. Live animals will be used. Fee free program. Meet at the Relihan Museum & Nature Center. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Tales of Scales Event 
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 3, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
Big Creek Nature Trail Hike
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 9 AM to 10:15 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us and see how many animals we can spot on our Nature Trail! This is a guided hike that is about a hour 15 minutes long. Bring a bottle of water and let's hit the trail. Pre-register before the hike. We will meet at the Visitor Center for the event. See you there! $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Creature Feature
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 12 PM to 12:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join a ranger for a free educational program to learn about native animals that call Panola Mountain home and what we can do to protect them. Program includes either a live snake or turtle. Meet at the Nature Center. For all ages, but recommended for children ages 5-10. All children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Accessible Event Tales of Scales Event 
Campfire Basics
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join a ranger and work with others to learn how to build a campfire and the basics of fire safety. Celebrate what you accomplished with s'mores at the end! Meet at the Nature Center. Pre-Registration is required, for this event. Call the Park Office to register. Ages 8+ $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Coffee with a Ranger
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join one of our friendly park rangers for coffee and conversation about what's happening at Skidaway Island State Park. Meet at the Visitor Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Accessible Event 
Geocaching Hike
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 2 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
If you've never heard of geocaching before, this high-tech treasure hunt is actually quite easy. Join our guided 3-mile hike on the Big Ferry Trail as we find the park's official geocache. All you need is a phone, and we will explain how to use the Geocaching app. Participants can bring a small item to trade with. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Volunteer Work Day
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This all ages event is a great way for folks who want to get involved in caring for our park. We'll be doing an all trails litter cleanup, you decide the difficulty of the hike you do. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Snake Sundays
Sundays 10 AM - 11 AM – Mar 3, 2024 until Mar 31, 2024 
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come meet our animal ambassadors, the snakes, as we provide some enrichment time, share some facts, and give you a chance to pet them (if you dare). $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tales of Scales Event 

Monday, March 4, 2024

Archery Fundamentals
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Archery Fundamentals
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
West Ridge Hike
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Archery Fundamentals
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Archery Fundamentals
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Axe Throwing
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 4 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Learn the basics of how to throw a hatchet then practice on outdoor wooden targets. Let the challenge begin! Register in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic forces that formed the canyon and the surrounding area. This moderately strenuous hike (just under 2 miles) begins at the Main Overlook and proceeds down to Cherokee Falls. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Leapin' Lizards
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Uncover the lives of lizards, skinks, and other unusual reptiles of Georgia. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Accessible Event Tales of Scales Event 
Winter Greenery: Evergreens of Cloudland Canyon
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
This guided, mostly flat, 1.5 mile walk along the Overlook Trail introduces you to some of the trees and plants that stay green all year long. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 4, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
Winter Bingo Hike at Red Top
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 12 PM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Many animals hibernate to conserve energy throughout the cold winter, but your kids shouldn't be some of them. Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center, then hike around in search of your items and compete to be the first to get BINGO. First place will get a prize. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Intro to Using a Compass
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Did you know that a compass contains a needle that aligns with magnetic north, and includes a bezel wherein a specific bearing can be dialed in, and that can be used to get you where you want go? Well that's great! Now if you want to know how to put it to practical use, navigate your way to the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Archery Fundamentals
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Archery Fundamentals
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
West Ridge Hike
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Archery Fundamentals
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Axe Throwing
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2024 4 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Learn the basics of how to throw a hatchet then practice on outdoor wooden targets. Let the challenge begin! Register in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Turtles of Georgia
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2024 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn about the different turtles of Georgia, and which one has been designated the "State Reptile"! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Accessible Event Tales of Scales Event 
In Search of the Lost Cord
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn to make cords from the fibre of the Filamental Yucca plant in this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn how to prepare the fibres and braid them into a wearable bracelet! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Accessible Event 
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 5, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Archery Fundamentals
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Archery Fundamentals
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
West Ridge Hike
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Axe Throwing
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024 11:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Learn the basics of how to throw a hatchet then practice on outdoor wooden targets. Let the challenge begin! Register in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 6, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
Homeschool at Panola: Hanging Out in GA Habitats (Grades K-5)
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Study key plants and animals in the five regions of GA. Then explore a piedmont region habitat, the Granite Outcrop, for the special plants and animals that call it home. Dress for the weather as part of this class will happen outdoors. Register by calling the Park Office as space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Homeschool at Panola: Hanging Out in GA Habitats (Grades K-5)
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Study key plants and animals in the five regions of GA. Then explore a piedmont region habitat, the Granite Outcrop, for the special plants and animals that call it home. Dress for the weather as part of this class will happen outdoors. Register by calling the Park Office as space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Workout in the Woods
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Relocate your workout to the woods and breathe fresh air while you get fit. Come get an introduction to how to use our outdoor exercise equipment. This 30-minute program will explain each piece of equipment and how to use it safely. Meet on the front porch of the Visitor Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Accessible Event 

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Archery Fundamentals
Thursday, Mar 7, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
West Ridge Hike
Thursday, Mar 7, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Archery Fundamentals
Thursday, Mar 7, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Axe Throwing
Thursday, Mar 7, 2024 4 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Learn the basics of how to throw a hatchet then practice on outdoor wooden targets. Let the challenge begin! Register in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Thursday, Mar 7, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic forces that formed the canyon and the surrounding area. This moderately strenuous hike (just under 2 miles) begins at the Main Overlook and proceeds down to Cherokee Falls. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Leapin' Lizards
Thursday, Mar 7, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Uncover the lives of lizards, skinks, and other unusual reptiles of Georgia. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Accessible Event Tales of Scales Event 
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 7, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
Homeschool- Basic Needs of Plants and Animals
Thursday, Mar 7, 2024 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Children will learn what plants and animals need to survive. Naturalist will share mounted animals with students while they learn what each animals' basic needs are. They will go on a nature hike with the opportunity to see animals and learn that plants have basic needs as well. A visit to the nature center will reinforce what students learned. $6 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.

Friday, March 8, 2024

Archery Fundamentals
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
West Ridge Hike
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Archery Fundamentals
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist to learn the basics of how to safely shoot a compound bow then practice your aim from different distances on 3D foam targets. Register in advance. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Animals of Amicalola Falls
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 1 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Meet our ambassador animals up close and discover something new! Join a park naturalist and up to two live animals for a discussion about our native species. May include box turtle, various snake species, hawk and/or owl. Meet us in the lodge lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Accessible Event Tales of Scales Event 
Animals of Amicalola Falls
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 4 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Meet our ambassador animals up close and discover something new! Join a park naturalist and up to two live animals for a discussion about our native species. May include box turtle, various snake species, hawk and/or owl. Meet us in the lodge lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Accessible Event Tales of Scales Event 
Axe Throwing
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 4 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Learn the basics of how to throw a hatchet then practice on outdoor wooden targets. Let the challenge begin! Register in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Boxed In
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Come learn about the lives of one of our most commonly encountered turtles- the Eastern Box Turtle $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Accessible Event Tales of Scales Event 
What's Blooming in Sitton Gulch
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The wildflowers in Sitton Gulch are in bloom! Come see what's up along the Sitton Gulch Trail. Meet at the Interpretive Center, then we'll drive down the mountain to the lower trailhead. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Squid Dissection
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embrace your inner curiosity as we dissect and learn about the ins and outs of one of the oceans' most common animals: The Squid! $10.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Accessible Event 
Bird Bingo
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and family-friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn more about our feathered, flying friends. Location disclosed upon registration. Preregistration required to ensure enough bingo sheets. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Women Before Revolution: Ladies Living History
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
How much do you know about women's work in the southern colonies of the 1700s? Come find out as our ladies take charge of the Fort this Friday from 10am to 3pm. From sewing to cooking, to weapons wielding, and more! $4.75-$8.25 912-437-4770.
CCC and Smores
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us to learn to build a fire and for a talk about the CCC. Smores will be provided. For questions, please call the front office. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 8, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
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