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Upcoming Events


Wednesday, February 15, 2023

All about Archery
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2023 4 PM to 5 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.

Friday, February 17, 2023

Dock Detectives
Friday, Feb 17, 2023 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Explore and learn about all the fun macroinvertebrates that call Crooked River home. Who knows what we’ll find? Fee is $3 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Owl Buddies
Friday, Feb 17, 2023 3:30 PM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Have a hoot with a ranger while we make our own owl companions! This program costs $2.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Solar System Walk
Friday, Feb 17, 2023 7 PM to 8 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a cool night walk as we uncover our place in this vast universe $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Homeschool At The Farm: The Furry, the Fuzzy, and the Hairy
Friday, Feb 17, 2023 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Who doesn’t love kitties, doggies, and bunny rabbits? Learn what all mammals have in common and what is different between them through fun games, crafts, and other activities. Get the opportunity to feel some real fur, see some real bones, and possibly pet a few live mammals big and small! $8 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Georgia’s Arbor Day Celebration Tree Cookie Craft
Friday, Feb 17, 2023 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Design and make tree cookie. Meet outside of Park Office. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Arbor Day Adventure Walk
Friday, Feb 17, 2023 4 PM to 5:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a 1-mile evening woodland ramble to learn fascinating facts about trees and everything else along the trail. Bring a flashlight just in case. Free. Meet at Carl’s Cove parking lot. Stroller-accessible. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Feed the Birds in the Winter
Friday, Feb 17, 2023 10 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come search for the perfect pine cone to make your pine cone birdfeeder at shelter 4. Afterwards take a hike, visit the Mill House and / or play on the playground for a day of fun while school is out. $2 per person for making birdfeeder, $5 parking fee. Limited to 12, deadline for registration February 10, 2023. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Skulls & Skins-All About Birds
Friday, Feb 17, 2023 4 PM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
How is it that birds fly? Learn some exciting facts about our avian wildlife, and key identifying features. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, February 18, 2023

GLOW BRACELETS GLOW NECKLACES & A NIGHT HIKE
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Meet the park naturalist at the Day Use Area to make glow in the dark bracelets and necklaces and go on a night hike along the river trail. How do the sounds change in the night? Pre-register and pay in advance. $3 per person. 20 person limit. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Birding Basics
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 9 AM to 10 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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Ravenous Reptiles
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 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 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Dock Detectives
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Explore and learn about all the fun macroinvertebrates that call Crooked River home. Who knows what we’ll find? Fee is $3 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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All about Archery
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 4 PM to 5 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.
Georgia’s Arbor Day Celebration Tree Hike
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a 5 mile hike through the forest to one of our largest trees on the park, Old Ferny. Meet at Cascade Falls trailhead. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Georgia’s Arbor Day Celebration Tree Cookie Craft
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Design and make tree cookie. Meet outside of Park Office. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Georgia’s Arbor Day Celebration Amazing Trees
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Come learn basic facts about our amazing trees. Meet outside of Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Yearn to learn about yarn.
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for a hands on and interactive program about early wool spinning. You will get to learn the ins and outs of turning wool into yarn and even get to try a hand spinner for yourself. For an additinal fee you can take a hand spinner home. (While upplies last.) 912-437-4770.
Survival Shelter Building
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 12 PM to 1 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join our naturalist Walter to learn how to build a shelter in a pinch! In this activity people will cooperate in building a successful shelter utilizing natural materials all the while having fun. This activity is appropriate for all ages! Admission is $3 per attendee and may be purchased at the main office. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Campfire and Smores
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Join us at shelter 4 for campfire and smores. Bring a chair and sit around the fire and roast marshmallows / make smores. Limited to 12 people, deadline for registration Feb 10, 2023 $2 per person, $5 parking fee $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Backyard Birding
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 10 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the park naturalist to learn how to attract birds to your backyard. We will make a fun craft to take home and feed your birdie friends! Meet at the park office. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Flying Folklore Campfire
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 5 PM to 6 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Gather 'round the campfire as we learn about some of the folklore surrounding birds, bats, and other flying pollinators that can be found in your backyard! Smores' included! $2 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Museum Open
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 1 PM to 3 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Stop by the Indian Springs Museum to learn about the historic springs, the Creek Indians, and more! $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Sunset Stroll
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 6 PM to 7 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
We’ll be walking up along the dam to watch the sun set over the lake. Come enjoy the beauty of the evening with us. Don't forget your flashlight! **Preregistration required.** Call 770-504-2277 $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Animal Tracks
Saturdays 10 AM – Feb 18, 2023 until Feb 25, 2023 
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Cast your own animal track to take home! Take a short hike in search of real animal tracks. Meet at the Nature Center picnic area. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Archery
Saturdays 1 PM - 2 PM – Feb 18, 2023 until Feb 25, 2023 
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn archery from one of our certified instructors with all equipment provided. This is a great program for beginners and those who want to improve their skills! Meet at the archery range. Pre registration required and space is limited. Visit the park office or call 478-982-1660 to reserve your spot. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Bear Hibernation Craft
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 3:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us at the campground pavilion to create a fun hibernating bear craft! $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
New Echota Star Party
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 7 PM to 8 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join us for a special program about the night sky! Visitors can view the night sky through a telescope while learning about telescope and planisphere operation, the importance of the night sky, constellations, and traditional Cherokee lore regarding the stars. Please contact the office to reserve a spot and stay up to date on weather cancellations. Program Admission: Children: $3.25/person under 6 years of age Youth: $5.00/person 6-17 years of age Adults: $7.00/person 18 years and older Seniors: $6.50/person 62 years and older 706-624-1321.
Great Backyard Bird Count
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 8:30 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Drop in anytime between 8:30AM-12:00PM to participate in this Citizen Science activity by tracking bird species around Lower Alexander Lake. Bring a pair of binoculars, download the eBird app, bring plenty of water, and dress for the weather! Our rangers will be there to help with birding and bird identification. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 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, space is limited to 20 hikers. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register, space is limited to 12 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Astronomy Night- Coca Cola Space Center
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 6 PM to 8 PM
Providence Canyon State Park - Lumpkin, GA
Join us and the Coca Cola Space Science Center for a night under the stars. Learn about the night sky and view stars and planets through telescopes. Please bring a blanket or a chair $5 parking. 229-838-4244.
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History of the Triple Nickels 555th PIR
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 11 AM to 1 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The "Triple Nickels" were America's first all African American parachute infantry platoon and America's first "smoke jumpers" The "Military Order of the Purple Heart" is composed of Military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Great Backyard Bird Count: Billy's Island
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We invite you to join us for the annual Cornell eBird / Audobon Society Great Backyard Bird Count. Our goal is to quietly observe and record all of the birds we see on Billy's Island. Afterwards, visitors can individually report their count online or contribute to the group count (recorded by the park ranger). $22.50 per person (same as regular boat tour) $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 7 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Weather permitting, we will meet in the main parking lot across from the Trading Post. We will talk briefly about light pollution then explore visible constellations and dark sky objects through the telescope. Free plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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History Hike & Mill Tour
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Ever wonder what happened to the New Manchester Mill and it workers? Find out just what happened and tour the inside of the mill. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
History Hike & Mill Tour
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Ever wonder what happened to the New Manchester Mill and it workers? Find out just what happened and tour the inside of the mill. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Beginner Archery
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come learn to shoot a bow for the first time or hone your skills. People of all ages are welcome as long as they are strong enough to pull a 30-pound bow. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Radical Reptiles
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 12 PM to 1 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at our nature center for an informative program all about the snakes that are native to Georgia and in your very own backyard, win prizes from our snake trivia, and meet our beloved snakes that reside here at Tugaloo. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Pine Cone Bird Feeders
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 2 PM to 3 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join the park naturalist in the Nature Hut to create environmentally friendly pine cone bird feeders, and learn how you can be a friend to your backyard birds. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Wagging Tails Hit the Trails
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 4 PM to 5 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us on the Muscadine Trail for a Ranger led hike with your furry four legged friend! (Dogs and Cats only) Please bring water and pet waste bags. We will meet in the parking lot in front of the trail head. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Sunrise Walk with a Ranger
Sunday, Feb 19, 2023 6:50 AM to 7:50 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Chat with a ranger and walk ½ mile in (1 mile total) to Buzzard’s Roost. Watch the sun rise (7:12am) and learn more about park. Coffee provided at the end. Stone amphitheater next to Park Office. Must pre-register. 6:45 AM check-in, 6:50-7:50 AM hike $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Meet the Farm Animals Tour
Sunday, Feb 19, 2023 10 AM to 11 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join knowledgeable staff for a walk around the farm yard as they introduce you to all our animals! Learn about heritage breeds and even give some of the animals a snack. Start time is 10AM, meet up at the chicken coop down on the farm. Free admission $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
History Walk
Sunday, Feb 19, 2023 3 PM to 4 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come learn the fascinating history of Indian Springs! From the early use by the Creeks thru the resort era and the CCC construction, learn about 200 years of park history. Meet at the museum. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Creature Feature
Sunday, Feb 19, 2023 12 PM to 12:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Park Rangers as they discuss the animals that can be found within Panola Mountain State Park! Meet at the Nature Center. Join us every Sunday for a different animal! $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Feb 19, 2023 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register, space is limited to 12 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Great Backyard Bird Count: Boardwalk Trail
Sunday, Feb 19, 2023 8 AM to 8:45 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We invite you to join us for the annual Cornell eBird / Audobon Society Great Backyard Bird Count. Our goal is to quietly observe and record all of the birds we see along the boardwalk trail for 30 minutes. At the end, visitors can individually report their count online or contribute to the group count (recorded by the park ranger). $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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It's for the Birds
Sunday, Feb 19, 2023 10 AM to 11 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
What is the Migratory Birds Treaty Act of 1918? Why is it still prevalent today? What does it have to do with the history of fashion? Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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It's for the Birds
Sunday, Feb 19, 2023 2 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
What is the Migratory Birds Treaty Act of 1918? Why is it still prevalent today? What does it have to do with the history of fashion? Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Monday, February 20, 2023

Nature Craft
Monday, Feb 20, 2023 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Learning about nature can be fun! Join us at the Interpretive center as we will be making crafts by using pieces of nature to make self-portraits. This is a great way to show your creativity while also learning about the environment. Then get to take home your craft to keep! Space is limited! $4 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Feed the Birds in the Winter
Monday, Feb 20, 2023 10 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come search for the perfect pine cone to make your pine cone birdfeeder at shelter 4. Afterwards take a hike, visit the Mill House and / or play on the playground for a day of fun while school is out. $2 per person for making birdfeeder, $5 parking fee. Limited to 12, deadline for registration February 10, 2023. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Surviving The Winter- Junior Ranger Program
Monday, Feb 20, 2023 10 AM to 2 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
How does wildlife survive the winter months? Learn this and more in "Surviving the Winter." Participants will get a closer look at how wildlife survive the winter. They will learn about wildlife, wildlife adaptions, use binoculars, create habitat to assist wildlife during these colder months, make a wildlife craft and more. $20 per person $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Will I Be Remembered? FDR and TR will reflect on Presidents' Day
Monday, Feb 20, 2023 11 AM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Will I Be Remembered? FDR and TR will reflect on Presidents' Day FDR portrayer James Fowler and Teddy Roosevelt portrayer Dr. Joel Harris will reflect on their place in our nation's history. Two great Americans who follow the same career paths to become giants in American history. Performances will be at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Presidents' Day Costume Contest for Children
Monday, Feb 20, 2023 3 PM to 4 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Calling Thomas Jefferson or Franklin D. Roosevelt or whoever is your favorite president. Come in costume and join the contest and have some fun. Prizes awarded. FDR and TR portrayers James Fowler and Dr. Joel Harris will pick the grand prize winner of the best looking president. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Toddler Tuesday
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2023 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Explore the world in brand new eyes! Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Twice a month, explore STEAM focused nature programs through hands on play! This Tuesday we will be creating ‘nature journals’; feel, smell, see, and touch a variety of natural items to bring the Outdoors in. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Homeschool Hiking Club
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023 10 AM to 1 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Enjoy a ranger led hike while getting to know other homeschool students. Each hike will include activities along the way and will not exceed 3-miles round trip. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch. There is a one time fee of $15.00 per adult and $10.00 per child that includes 5 monthly hikes. Register in Advance by calling $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Hitting the Trails - Nature Center Trail
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on a fun and education-filled adventure with our ranger, through some of the trails that make up Crooked River. See and learn about all the different plants and animals that call Crooked River home. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
All about Archery
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023 4 PM to 4:45 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.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Box Turtles
Thursday, Feb 23, 2023 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come meet some of our cutest residents, the box turtles, and learn about their habits and amazing characteristics. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Friday, February 24, 2023

Dock Detectives
Friday, Feb 24, 2023 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Explore and learn about all the fun macroinvertebrates that call Crooked River home. Who knows what we’ll find? Fee is $3 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Owl Buddies
Friday, Feb 24, 2023 3:30 PM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Have a hoot with a ranger while we make our own owl companions! This program costs $2.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Cozy by the Campfire
Friday, Feb 24, 2023 7 PM to 7:45 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.
Fire Up the Forge
Friday, Feb 24, 2023 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
The Blacksmith is in. Join us as we operate a colonial blacksmith forge and discuss the tools and techniques used to help build and maintain the metal work of the fort. This program is included with fort admission. 912-437-4770.
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Homeschool: Archery
Friday, Feb 24, 2023 1 PM to 2 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn archery from one of our certified instructors with all equipment provided. This is a great program for beginners and those who want to improve their skills! Meet at the archery range. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Geocaching Hike
Friday, Feb 24, 2023 2 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Geocaching enthusiasts are invited to join our guided 3-mile hike running from the Big Ferry Trail to the Connector Trail, Avian Loop, and Sandpiper Trail to find geocaches hidden in the park. Participants can bring small items to trade with. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Museum Meditation
Friday, Feb 24, 2023 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Has it been a long week for you too? Come unwind with this after hours meditation session in the museum. We'll start the night with a museum tour, do some light stretching, and clear our minds with a meditation session. Bring a yoga mat. This event is by preregistration only call 770-732-5871. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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mountain pies
Friday, Feb 24, 2023 3 PM to 4 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Learn how to make mountain pies on a campfire then enjoy your tasty treat. $1 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, February 25, 2023

CAMPFIRE & S’MORES
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 7 PM to 8 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Roast marshmallows and swap stories or simply come and enjoy the warmth of the fire on campfire and s’mores night. Recommend bringing blankets and chairs. Pre-register and pay in advance by calling the park office. $3 per person. 10 person limit. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Ravenous Reptiles
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 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 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Dock Detectives
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Explore and learn about all the fun macroinvertebrates that call Crooked River home. Who knows what we’ll find? Fee is $3 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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All about Archery
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 4 PM to 4:45 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.
Amazing Trees
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by to chat with a ranger. Investigate different part of trees. Test your tree IQ. Held at Trading Post. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Basic Survival
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 2 PM to 3:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn the basics of survival using the stuff in your pockets and your environment from guest speaker, Philip Morrison. Class touches upon shelter building, fire starting, water procurement, sanitation, food procurement, and wilderness medicine. Geared towards ages 8 to adult. Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
18th Century Cloth Dolls
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for a fun, hands on, and interactive program about 18th Century handkerchief Dolls. You will even get to make your own to take home. $5. 912-437-4770.
19th Century Meal Cooking Demonstration
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 10 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Watch our naturalist in the “kitchen” and learn the origins of certain foods that were prepared in the 19th century by African Americans. The Demonstration will be held behind the Meeks Cabin, 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM, free to the public! $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Let's Get Batty!
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 11 AM to 12 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
In this monthly series we will be exploring the wonderful world of bats! This month we will be taking a look at some of the threats bats face as a species. We will also create a fun craft that you can take home! $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Glow in the Dark Mini Golf
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join us on the mini-golf course for some glow in the dark fun! *Pre-registration is required as space is limited, Call the park office to register* $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Animal Tracks
Saturdays 10 AM – Feb 25, 2023 
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Cast your own animal track to take home! Take a short hike in search of real animal tracks. Meet at the Nature Center picnic area. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Archery
Saturdays 1 PM - 2 PM – Feb 25, 2023 
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn archery from one of our certified instructors with all equipment provided. This is a great program for beginners and those who want to improve their skills! Meet at the archery range. Pre registration required and space is limited. Visit the park office or call 478-982-1660 to reserve your spot. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Squirrel in a Tree Craft
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 3:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us at the campground picnic pavilion to create a fun Squirrel in a Tree craft. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike to learn about the unique ecology and history of Panola Mountain State Park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 to Sunday, Feb 26, 2023 1 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. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Contact Park Office to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Trail Work Volunteer Day #1
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 9 AM to 12 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Come out and volunteer to help keep our trails great! Tasks will vary and assignments compatible with participant ability. Please bring gloves. Preregistration preferred. Admission fees waived for volunteer participation. 770-443-7850.
Eleanor Roosevelt School
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 11 AM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Eleanor Roosevelt School Celebrate Black History Month by learning the story and impact of the Eleanor Roosevelt School. We revisit President Roosevelt’s 1937 school dedication speech and the Fort Valley State University original disparity research. Come hear the plans to reopen the Eleanor Roosevelt School, presented at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Memorial Museum. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Birding Hike
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come see all the various bird species that inhabit the island alongside a ranger on a 2-mile hike on the Sandpiper and Avian Loops. Guests are encouraged to bring their own binoculars, but they are not necessary for a good birding trip! Meet at the Sandpiper trailhead. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Meet the Reptiles
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 2:30 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
We have many reptiles living here in the park with us as our educational ambassadors. This is your chance to meet them all, hear their stories, and learn about the vital roles they play in their native ecosystems. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Native American Cultures of the Blue Ridge
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Come join Smithgall to learn about Native Americans of the Blue Ridge region. Learn about their history, culture and how these cultures flourished in the beautiful region we now call home. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
History Hike & Mill Tour
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Ever wonder what happened to the New Manchester Mill and it workers? Find out just what happened and tour the inside of the mill. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
History Hike & Mill Tour
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 to Sunday, Feb 26, 2023 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Ever wonder what happened to the New Manchester Mill and it workers? Find out just what happened and tour the inside of the mill. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Devils Pulpit hike
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 10 AM to 11 AM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike to look at the rock formation called the Devil's pulpit it is a mile and a half hike with 640 stairs. Please call in advance to register $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Radical Reptiles
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 12 PM to 1 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at our nature center for an informative program all about the snakes that are native to Georgia and in your very own backyard, win prizes from our snake trivia, and meet our beloved snakes that reside here at Tugaloo. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Birding with Buddies Hike
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 2 PM to 3 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join a Park Ranger at the Muscadine Interpretive trail for a fun birding experience. Learn the basics of birding, such as identifying bird calls and species of birds. Then take a short .7 mile hike to test our new knowledge. Binoculars are not required but highly encouraged. Please bring water and closed toe shoes. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Explore The Nature Hut
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 4 PM to 5 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come join us in the Nature Hut to check out some taxidermy animals you see in the area, as well as take the opportunity to meet one of our live snakes! Feel free to ask our park naturalist any questions that you may have about the park, or its wildlife. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Sunday, February 26, 2023

Heritage Farm Tour
Sunday, Feb 26, 2023 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Tag along with our naturalist for a guided tour of our 19th century Heritage Farm. Explore the out buildings, learn the reasons for their construction. The first tour will begin at 11-12PM and the second one will begin 2-3PM Admission may be purchased at the main office beforehand. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Creature Feature
Sunday, Feb 26, 2023 12 PM to 12:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Park Rangers as they discuss the animals that can be found within Panola Mountain State Park! Meet at the Nature Center. Join us every Sunday for a different animal! $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Basic Archery
Sunday, Feb 26, 2023 to Monday, Feb 27, 2023 1 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. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Contact Park Office to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Explore the Park After Dark
Sunday, Feb 26, 2023 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Come explore the park on this ranger led hike. Have a chance to see the stars during unique opportunity to be in the park after sunset. Don't forget to bring your flashlights. This event is by preregistration only call 770-732-5871. 18+ $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Painting Peonies
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023 4 PM to 6 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Leap into Spring by painting the plants soon to grow. Join us at the Interpretive Center as we learn about Native Georgia Flowers! Release your inner-Bob Ross with this program. Crafts are fun for everyone. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday, Mar 1, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase! After finding the phrase, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages and is included with standard site admission. This event is going on Tuesdays thru Sundays, 9am - 4pm, from March 1 to April 9. $5 - $8. 912-264-7333.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Homeschool at Panola: Panola Mountain's Rare Ecology Hike
Thursday, Mar 2, 2023 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
The Diamorpha smallii will be in bloom! Join Panola Mountain State Park's rangers to learn about how Panola Mountain was formed, and about the rare ecology and plants that grow on the mountain. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Homeschool at Panola: Panola Mountain's Rare Ecology Hike
Thursday, Mar 2, 2023 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
The Diamorpha smallii will be in bloom! Join Panola Mountain State Park's rangers to learn about how Panola Mountain was formed, and about the rare ecology and plants that grow on the mountain. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Sunset on the Swamp Paddle
Thursday, Mar 2, 2023 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Kayak or canoe the beautiful Okefenokee Swamp with one of our rangers at sunset. Learn about the swamp while you watch it change from day to night in a colorful display. Dress for the weather, bring water and a flashlight (preferably a headlamp with red light). Participants must be at least 12 years old. Meet by trading post porch $35 (12+) $25 (8-12) $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Cows Come Home Celebration
Saturday, Mar 4, 2023 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy a fun-filled day with activities centered around the dairy that once operated at Hardman Farm. $7. 706-878-1077.
Campfire Smores Program
Saturday, Mar 4, 2023 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Jack Hill State Park - Reidsville, GA
We are doing a get together by the campfire at Jack Hill State Park. We will be making smores, learning basic fire starting skills, and of course eating smores! We hope to see you there! We will meet at Picnic Shelter 4! $2 per person $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
Diamorpha Days: Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Mar 4, 2023 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Diamorpha smallii is in bloom! Endemic to the Southeast US, this gorgeous red succulent fills Panola Mountain's solution pits during the month of March and makes for some beautiful photo opportunities! $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
First Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11 AM from Mar 4, 2023 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Want a guided tour of Georgia's premiere conservation park? Join volunteers to learn more about Smithgall Woods via a van tour of the park. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. There is no charge for the tour, but donations are welcomed. Reservations are required. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Creature Feature
Sunday, Mar 5, 2023 12 PM to 12:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Park Rangers as they discuss the animals that can be found within Panola Mountain State Park! Meet at the Nature Center. Join us every Sunday for a different animal! $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, Mar 7, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase! After finding the phrase, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages and is included with standard site admission. This event is going on Tuesdays thru Sundays, 9am - 4pm, from March 1 to April 9. $5 - $8. 912-264-7333.
Full Moon Hike
Tuesday, Mar 7, 2023 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike to the suspension bridge and watch the moon rise above the gorge. Must register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Mar 8, 2023 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join our Interpretive staff for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Sessions will be held mainly the second and fourth Wednesdays, every month. Weather permitting. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Call the park office to register in advance. Limited to 12 students. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Homeschool at Panola: Habitat Dynamics
Wednesday, Mar 8, 2023 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Plants and animals are specially adapted for their environment. Learn about the cool and interesting ways that both plants and animals are adapted to survive in the Georgia Piedmont and on Panola Mountain. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Homeschool at Panola: Habitat Dynamics
Wednesday, Mar 8, 2023 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Plants and animals are specially adapted for their environment. Learn about the cool and interesting ways that both plants and animals are adapted to survive in the Georgia Piedmont and on Panola Mountain. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Trails & Tales: We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Thursday, Mar 9, 2023 10 AM to 11 AM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Be on the lookout for that bear! Join us at the visitor center as we read a book, make binoculars, and go on a bear hunt. Smokey Bear is lost in our woods and we need to find him. Family Connection and Georgia Forestry Commission has teamed up with the park. Be on the lookout for the next adventure every second Thursday of the month. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.

Friday, March 10, 2023

Scottish Heritage Days 2023
Friday, Mar 10, 2023 9 AM to 5 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
For our annual Scottish History event, visit Fort King George and witness a variety of Scottish living history demonstrations: musket & cannon firings, blacksmithing, carpentry, medicine, cooking, music, and more! $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Scottish Heritage Days 2023
Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 9 AM to 5 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
For our annual Scottish History event, visit Fort King George and witness a variety of Scottish living history demonstrations: musket & cannon firings, blacksmithing, carpentry, medicine, cooking, music, and more! $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Learn to Use a Compass
Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 10 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Bring your own compass or smart phone with compass app downloaded and learn how to use a compass. Park Staff Member Mr Rudy will teach us the basics & how to orient yourself. This event will be at Shelter 4. This program is for kids age 10-14. $3 per person. Limit of 8 per class, reserve your spot by March 6, 2023. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Equestrian Workday
Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 9 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come out and help give back to the park by volunteering to help maintain and improve the equestrian facilities. Please bring gloves and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Sign up in advance by calling the park office. Snacks, drinks, and other materials will be provided to those who register. Social distancing required. 706-557-3001.
Diamorpha Days: Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Diamorpha smallii is in bloom! Endemic to the Southeast US, this gorgeous red succulent fills Panola Mountain's solution pits during the month of March and makes for some beautiful photo opportunities! $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 12 PM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn simple techniques for staying safe and keeping track of your family when venturing into the great outdoors. Search and Rescue Dog Team volunteer, Diane Stone, and her trusty K9 companion Maisey will be leading this interactive class (Unless a SAR emergency is occurring). Meet at the Nature Center. Must register in advance. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Basic Archery
Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 to Sunday, Mar 12, 2023 1 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. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Contact Park Office to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Soldier's Life at Pickett's Mill Battlefield
Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 10 AM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join us and our reenactors as they demonstrate Granbury's Brigade behind the museum. They will be drilling with both rifles and our museums reproduction 6 pound Howitzer cannon. Admission fee required. $3-$6 per person. Call 770-443-7850 for more information. $3-$6. 770-443-7850.
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Hike on Martin's Mine Trail
Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join our Naturalist on a guided hike of Martin's Mine Trail. This moderate 1.4 mile in and out trail ends at a beautiful small waterfall. Learn about the mining history of Smithgall Woods and see the remnants of these mining efforts. $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Weather permitting, we will meet in the main parking lot across from the Trading Post. We will talk briefly about light pollution then explore visible constellations and dark sky objects through the telescope. Free plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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International Women's Day Archery
Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
In celebration of International Women's day on March 3rd, will be hosting a women's only archery class. This class will be for women ages 10 and up and will be limited to a group of 10. Please call to pre-register. We will meet at the archery range. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, March 12, 2023

Creature Feature
Sunday, Mar 12, 2023 12 PM to 12:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Park Rangers as they discuss the animals that can be found within Panola Mountain State Park! Meet at the Nature Center. Join us every Sunday for a different animal! $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Monday, March 13, 2023

Outdoor Camping Survival
Monday, Mar 13, 2023 10 AM to 2 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Camping is fun if you are prepared for the adventure. "Outdoor Camping Survival" will focus on the basics of camping and surviving in nature. Participants will learn how to put up a tent, build a shelter, start a fire without a match, build a campfire, camp cooking skills, prepare their lunch over a campfire and hiking in the woods. $25 per participant $5 parking. 706-541-0321.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Flutter by Etowah- National Butterfly Day
Tuesday, Mar 14, 2023 2 PM to 4:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come celebrate National Butterfly Day with a leisure butterfly walk. Learn how to attract butterflies to your backyard and what to do to help them thrive the next year. Click on the event title for more details. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
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Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, Mar 14, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase! After finding the phrase, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages and is included with standard site admission. This event is going on Tuesdays thru Sundays, 9am - 4pm, from March 1 to April 9. $5 - $8. 912-264-7333.

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Day in the Life of a Miner
Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 10 AM to 4 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Peek back at life in the 1830s with demonstrations on gold panning, blacksmithing, folk toys, and more. $10 for adults, and $8 for students. $8-$10. 706-864-2257.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register, space is limited to 12 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Diamorpha Days: Sunset Hike
Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Diamorpha smallii is in bloom! Endemic to the Southeast US, this gorgeous red succulent fills Panola Mountain's solution pits during the month of March. Expect beautiful photo opportunities and end with a campfire and s'mores! 15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
National Quilting Day - Quilting Bee
Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 10 AM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join us for an old-fashioned quilting bee. We will be quilting a quilt in the museum for our 1853 era cabin. Everyone is welcome to participate. Come enjoy this time-honored tradition. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
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Living with Bears
Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 11 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Have you ever questioned what to do if you encountered a bear? Join Smithgall & Tom Hennigan, Associate Professor of Biology at Truett-McConnell University, for a 1-hour presentation focusing on bear behavior, vocalizations, types of bears, hibernation and more. All ages are welcome. $5.00 per person $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Weather permitting, we will meet in the main parking lot across from the Trading Post. We will talk briefly about light pollution then explore visible constellations and dark sky objects through the telescope. Free plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Beginner Archery
Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come learn to shoot a bow for the first time or hone your skills. People of all ages are welcome as long as they are strong enough to pull a 30-pound bow. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Creature Feature
Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 12 PM to 12:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Park Rangers as they discuss the animals that can be found within Panola Mountain State Park! Meet at the Nature Center. Join us every Sunday for a different animal! $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register, space is limited to 12 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase! After finding the phrase, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages and is included with standard site admission. This event is going on Tuesdays thru Sundays, 9am - 4pm, from March 1 to April 9. $5 - $8. 912-264-7333.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Homeschool Hiking Club
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2023 10 AM to 1 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Enjoy a ranger led hike while getting to know other homeschool students. Each hike will include activities along the way and will not exceed 3-miles round trip. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch. There is a one time fee of $15.00 per adult and $10.00 per child that includes 5 monthly hikes. Register in Advance by calling $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2023 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join our Interpretive staff for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Sessions will be held mainly the second and fourth Wednesdays, every month. Weather permitting. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Call the park office to register in advance. Limited to 12 students. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Diamorpha Days: Guided Mountain Hike
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2023 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Diamorpha smallii is in bloom! Endemic to the Southeast US, this gorgeous red succulent fills Panola Mountain's solution pits during the month of March and makes for some beautiful photo opportunities! $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Friday, March 24, 2023

Owl Prowl Night Hike
Friday, Mar 24, 2023 7 PM to 8 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us on a special guided hike where we will be trying to hear and see the different owls that call Magnolia Springs home! The program will meet at the park office. The cost is $5 per person. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Saturday, March 25, 2023

Sweep the Hooch
Saturday, Mar 25, 2023 9 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Partnering with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, this annual cleanup extends all the way from the Upper Chattahoochee to metro Atlanta. We will have volunteers walking the shoreline and paddling. Bring your own kayaks if you sign up to paddle. Be sure to register on the Sweep the Hooch website: https://chattahoochee.org/sweep-the-hooch/ 678-450-7726.
Hike on the 1st Saturday of Spring
Saturday, Mar 25, 2023 10 AM to 12 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come out to the park for a hike on the 1st Saturday of Spring. $5 parking fee. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Plein Air Art Event
Saturday, Mar 25, 2023 9 AM to 3 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Painters and art fans alike are welcome to our outdoor painting Plein Air event! No prizes or judging, just lots of artsy fun. There is lots to paint: centuries old moss draped live oaks, saltmarsh overlooks, an 1850s era plantation house, and historic outbuildings. $5 - $25. 912-264-7333.
Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Saturday, Mar 25, 2023 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, space is limited to 20 hikers. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Mar 25, 2023 to Sunday, Mar 26, 2023 1 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. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Contact Park Office to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Birding the Day Away
Saturday, Mar 25, 2023 10 AM to 11 AM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join us for an introductory hike to the local birds of Georgia. Birds can be found around the fields, woods and creeks of Pickett’s Mill. Enjoy the sights and sounds of our native birds. Admission fee required. Bring binoculars or the park has a few to lend. Call 770-443-7850 for registration. $4-$6. 770-443-7850.
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National Puppy Day Hike
Saturday, Mar 25, 2023 10 AM to 12 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
In honor of National Puppy Day, we will be hosting a pet friendly hike along Victoria's Path. In addition to the hike, our local animal will be onsite with pups that are ready to be adopted out. Come out and see the pups and enjoy a relaxing hike along the creek. Please wear closed toed shoes and a water bottle. We will meet at shelter #4. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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