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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Birding Basics
Thursday, Feb 22, 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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Sunday, February 25, 2024

Winter Wonder Hike
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 10 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Ranger on this 3 mile hike on our new beach trail. This moderate to strenuous nature trail, will take you near Lake Rutledge and through a Long Leaf Pine controlled burn area. Recommended for active participants over 10 years old. Bring a camera to record your journey, water, and a light lunch or snacks. Pre-registration required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Thursday, February 29, 2024

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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Saturday, March 2, 2024

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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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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Sunday, March 3, 2024

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.
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Saturday, March 9, 2024

Birding Basics
Saturday, Mar 9, 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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Bird by Bird - Introduction to Birding
Saturday, Mar 9, 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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Thursday, March 14, 2024

Birding Basics
Thursday, Mar 14, 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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Saturday, March 16, 2024

Bird by Bird - Introduction to Birding
Saturday, Mar 16, 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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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Mar 20, 2024 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join our naturalists for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Sessions mainly on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Weather permitting. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Please bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen. Wear closed-toe shoes. Register in advance. Limited to 12 students. Click on the title for more details. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Thursday, March 21, 2024

Birding Basics
Thursday, Mar 21, 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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Saturday, March 23, 2024

Bird by Bird - Introduction to Birding
Saturday, Mar 23, 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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Monday, March 25, 2024

Low-Tide Paddle River Tour
Monday, Mar 25, 2024 9:45 AM to 11:45 AM
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.
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Thursday, March 28, 2024

Birding Basics
Thursday, Mar 28, 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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Saturday, March 30, 2024

Bird by Bird - Introduction to Birding
Saturday, Mar 30, 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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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join our naturalists for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Sessions mainly on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Weather permitting. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Please bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen. Wear closed-toe shoes. Register in advance. Limited to 12 students. Click on the title for more details. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Night Creatures Hike
Saturday, May 18, 2024 8:45 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the woods on a different light, meaning at night. We'll walk along a moderate to strenuous nature trail looking for cicadas, bats and moths. If we are lucky, we may see synchronous fireflies. Event suitable for ages 8 and up. Pre-register by calling the park office and paying in advance. Pe-registration begins May 1st. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join our naturalists for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Sessions mainly on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Weather permitting. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Please bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen. Wear closed-toe shoes. Register in advance. Limited to 12 students. Click on the title for more details. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, June 1, 2024

Night Creatures Hike
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 9 PM to 10:15 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the woods on a different light, meaning at night. We'll walk along a moderate to strenuous nature trail looking for cicadas, bats and moths. If we are lucky, we may see synchronous fireflies. Event suitable for ages 8 and up. Pre-register by calling the park office and paying in advance. Pe-registration begins May 1st. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Monday, June 3, 2024

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 3, 2024 until Jul 22, 2024 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $285 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
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Saturday, June 8, 2024

Night Creatures Hike
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024 9 PM to 10:15 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the woods on a different light, meaning at night. We'll walk along a moderate to strenuous nature trail looking for cicadas, bats and moths. If we are lucky, we may see synchronous fireflies. Event suitable for ages 8 and up. Pre-register by calling the park office and paying in advance. Pe-registration begins May 1st. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Monday, June 10, 2024

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 10, 2024 until Jul 22, 2024 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $285 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
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Saturday, June 15, 2024

Night Creatures Hike
Saturday, Jun 15, 2024 9 PM to 10:15 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the woods on a different light, meaning at night. We'll walk along a moderate to strenuous nature trail looking for cicadas, bats and moths. If we are lucky, we may see synchronous fireflies. Event suitable for ages 8 and up. Pre-register by calling the park office and paying in advance. Pe-registration begins May 1st. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Monday, June 17, 2024

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 17, 2024 until Jul 22, 2024 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $285 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2024 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join our naturalists for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Sessions mainly on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Weather permitting. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Please bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen. Wear closed-toe shoes. Register in advance. Limited to 12 students. Click on the title for more details. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Monday, June 24, 2024

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 24, 2024 until Jul 22, 2024 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $285 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
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Monday, July 1, 2024

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 1, 2024 until Jul 22, 2024 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $285 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
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Monday, July 8, 2024

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 8, 2024 until Jul 22, 2024 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $285 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
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Monday, July 15, 2024

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 15, 2024 until Jul 22, 2024 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $285 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
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Monday, July 22, 2024

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 22, 2024 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $285 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2024 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join our naturalists for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Sessions mainly on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Weather permitting. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Please bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen. Wear closed-toe shoes. Register in advance. Limited to 12 students. Click on the title for more details. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, August 3, 2024

Sunflowers & Selfies
Saturday, Aug 3, 2024 10 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
A much-awaited annual event, Sunflowers & Selfies, promises to deliver on a family-fun day of hayrides, games, photo ops, a native plant sale, and our blooming field of sunflowers. Learn about the park, from our knowledgeable guides, as you enjoy the beauty of Smithgall on a hayride or enjoy at your own pace. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Wednesday, August 14, 2024

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2024 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join our naturalists for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Sessions mainly on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Weather permitting. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Please bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen. Wear closed-toe shoes. Register in advance. Limited to 12 students. Click on the title for more details. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2024

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Sep 11, 2024 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join our naturalists for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Sessions mainly on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Weather permitting. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Please bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen. Wear closed-toe shoes. Register in advance. Limited to 12 students. Click on the title for more details. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, September 14, 2024

Hike and Paddle - Girl Scouts Love State Parks -
Saturday, Sep 14, 2024 3 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a ranger led hike (1 hour) along our new beach trail as we walk by swamps, hardwood/pine forests and a controlled burn area. After the hike, we'll kayak (1 hour) on the lake looking for wildlife such as raptors, herons and migrating birds. Wear closed toe shoes, bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen. Registration begins after 8/10/24. $20 if you use our kayaks. $15 if you use yours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Wednesday, September 25, 2024

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Sep 25, 2024 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join our naturalists for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Sessions mainly on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Weather permitting. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Please bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen. Wear closed-toe shoes. Register in advance. Limited to 12 students. Click on the title for more details. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Wednesday, October 9, 2024

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Oct 9, 2024 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join our naturalists for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Sessions mainly on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Weather permitting. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Please bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen. Wear closed-toe shoes. Register in advance. Limited to 12 students. Click on the title for more details. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2024

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2024 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join our naturalists for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Sessions mainly on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Weather permitting. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Please bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen. Wear closed-toe shoes. Register in advance. Limited to 12 students. Click on the title for more details. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Thursday, October 24, 2024

Bat Week
Thursday, Oct 24, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Join the park's Naturalist to celebrate Bat Week with a presentation that will dispel myths and misconceptions about this misunderstood mammal- just in time for Halloween! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Friday, October 25, 2024

Bat Week
Friday, Oct 25, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Join the park's Naturalist to celebrate Bat Week with a presentation that will dispel myths and misconceptions about this misunderstood mammal- just in time for Halloween! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Saturday, October 26, 2024

Bat Week
Saturday, Oct 26, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Join the park's Naturalist to celebrate Bat Week with a presentation that will dispel myths and misconceptions about this misunderstood mammal- just in time for Halloween! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Sunday, October 27, 2024

Bat Week
Sunday, Oct 27, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Join the park's Naturalist to celebrate Bat Week with a presentation that will dispel myths and misconceptions about this misunderstood mammal- just in time for Halloween! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Monday, October 28, 2024

Bat Week
Monday, Oct 28, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Join the park's Naturalist to celebrate Bat Week with a presentation that will dispel myths and misconceptions about this misunderstood mammal- just in time for Halloween! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2024

Bat Week
Tuesday, Oct 29, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Join the park's Naturalist to celebrate Bat Week with a presentation that will dispel myths and misconceptions about this misunderstood mammal- just in time for Halloween! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2024

Bat Week
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Join the park's Naturalist to celebrate Bat Week with a presentation that will dispel myths and misconceptions about this misunderstood mammal- just in time for Halloween! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Thursday, October 31, 2024

Bat Week
Thursday, Oct 31, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Join the park's Naturalist to celebrate Bat Week with a presentation that will dispel myths and misconceptions about this misunderstood mammal- just in time for Halloween! $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2024

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Nov 27, 2024 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join our naturalists for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Sessions mainly on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Weather permitting. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Please bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen. Wear closed-toe shoes. Register in advance. Limited to 12 students. Click on the title for more details. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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