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Thursday, February 2, 2023

Homeschool at Panola: Winter Birds in Power of Flight
Thursday, Feb 2, 2023 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join Panola Mountain State Park's rangers to take a hike through Power of Flight to learn about winter birds and the conservation work that Panola Mountain State Park and other partners are doing to restore a native grassland. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Homeschool at Panola: Winter Birds in Power of Flight
Thursday, Feb 2, 2023 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join Panola Mountain State Park's rangers to take a hike through Power of Flight to learn about winter birds and the conservation work that Panola Mountain State Park and other partners are doing to restore a native grassland. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, February 3, 2023

Birding Hike
Friday, Feb 3, 2023 10 AM to 12 PM
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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Window Birding
Friday, Feb 3, 2023 4 PM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Enjoy the wonders of birding from indoors. Learn how to identify common bird feeder visitors, and the times of year you can expect to see them. Pre-register is strongly encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, February 5, 2023

Window Birding with Craft
Sunday, Feb 5, 2023 10 AM to 11 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This window birding program is best suited for our younger birders ages 5-12 but its fun for all ages. We'll be looking at birds that visit the feeder and making pine cone bird feeders. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Window Birding with Craft
Sunday, Feb 5, 2023 2 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This window birding program is best suited for our younger birders ages 5-12 but its fun for all ages. We'll be looking at birds that visit the feeder and making pine cone bird feeders. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Toddler Tuesday
Tuesday, Feb 7, 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 making birding binoculars, building your own nest, and learning about backyard birds and their descriptions/sounds $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Homeschool at Fort Yargo
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2023 10 AM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Class is in session and the birds are calling! Geared towards Homeschool students, join us at the Interpretative Center as we talk about the study of Birds, their environmental impacts, and about Modern Dinosaurs. Learn about Ornithology, Environmental Science and so much more! $10 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Feb 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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Friday, February 10, 2023

Fly in the sky with the birds way up high!
Friday, Feb 10, 2023 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Jack Hill State Park - Reidsville, GA
Come join Jack Hill State Park in creating bird crafts and learning how to be a bird! We will meet at Picnic shelter 4, and we hope to see you there. $1 per person $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
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Window Birding with Craft
Friday, Feb 10, 2023 4 PM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This window birding program is best suited for our younger birders ages 5-12 but its fun for all ages. We'll be looking at birds that visit the feeder and making pine cone bird feeders. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, February 11, 2023

Valentines Boat Tour
Saturday, Feb 11, 2023 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us for a boat tour on Lake Walter F George to learn about and hopefully see some of the native birds that mate for life! Bring someone you love and enjoy a beautiful ride on the lake! $8 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4244.
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Falconry at the Gorge
Saturday, Feb 11, 2023 11 AM to 5 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
You do not want to miss this WILD(life) event! We will have 3-4 licensed falconers and 7-8 hawks, falcons & owls on site for a "meet & greet" throughout the day! There will be 2 multimedia presentations titled "Falconry, An Ancient Sport in a Modern World." shown as well. Call the office for more information. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Dim the Light for Birds at Night
Saturday, Feb 11, 2023 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Why should we dim our lights for migratory birds? Join a Ranger at the nature hut for an educational talk about the harmful effects of light pollution on migratory birds, and how we can play our part to help our feathery friends out. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Homes for their Hearts
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2023 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us at the Interpretive Center as we build Birdhouses to better help the environment by providing shelters for our backyard birds on Valentines Day. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Saturday, February 18, 2023

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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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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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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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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Sunday, February 19, 2023

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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Saturday, February 25, 2023

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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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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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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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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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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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

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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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

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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Saturday, April 1, 2023

Take Flight Hike
Saturday, Apr 1, 2023 10 AM to 11:30 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Ready to let your dreams of outdoor adventures take flight? Join New Echota State Historic Site at 10 AM on the 1st Saturday of the month from April-October for a series of Interpretive hikes focusing on the ecology of birds, bats, and pollinators. $5-$7. 706-624-1321.
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Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Home School: Birds of Magnolia Springs
Wednesday, Apr 5, 2023 10 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us for a fun program on the different birds found here at Magnolia Springs! We will have a ranger led talk and hike that will feature mounted birds and hopefully even real ones! The cost is only $5 per person. Call the park office at (478) 982-1660 to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Saturday, April 8, 2023

Build Your Own Pollinator Garden
Saturday, Apr 8, 2023 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Just in time to get that garden started! Learn about different pollinators, their role in our ecosystem, and how to help them through the planting of native plants - and still have a gorgeous garden! There will be native plants for sale from Smithgall's own pollinator gardens, so you can go home and start yours the same day! $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Apr 12, 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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Saturday, April 15, 2023

24th Annual Tools and Weapons Day
Saturday, Apr 15, 2023 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Watch staff and demonstrators show how people utilized tools and weapons in the past to survive everyday life. See flintknapping, fire building, archery, atlatl use, and more. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
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Monday, April 17, 2023

Bats along the Etowah-International Bat Appreciation Day
Monday, Apr 17, 2023 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Entry for this event is limited to 80 people and entry ends when the museum closes at 5:00 PM, so gather here before 4:30pm to sign-in for a special evening with the curator. We will start with a short program about bats and then set off for the mounds and a bat watching adventure. Click on the event title for more details. $2 -$6 plus $5 parking. 770-387-3747.
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Saturday, April 22, 2023

Birding the Day Away
Saturday, Apr 22, 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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Earth Day: Kids Day Out
Saturday, Apr 22, 2023 10 AM to 1 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Come celebrate this beautiful planet! Come enjoy a hayride to our covered bridge, play some games with the kids, or enjoy a guided hike along our Laurel Ridge Trail. Other activities will be available for kids of all ages to get them engaged with the outdoors. The guided hike will start at 10am, and there will only be one. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Apr 26, 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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Saturday, May 6, 2023

Take Flight Hike
Saturday, May 6, 2023 10 AM to 11:30 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Ready to let your dreams of outdoor adventures take flight? Join New Echota State Historic Site at 10 AM on the 1st Saturday of the month from April-October for a series of Interpretive hikes focusing on the ecology of birds, bats, and pollinators. $5-$7. 706-624-1321.
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Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, May 10, 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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Saturday, May 13, 2023

World Migratory Bird Day Hike
Saturday, May 13, 2023 8 AM to 9 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join us for a birding hike this Saturday on World Migratory Bird Day! We will meet at the trading post at 8am and walk along the boardwalk trail. Learn about how the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge plays an important role in conservation by providing countless birds habitat. This hike is open to all ages. We encourage students to participate! $5 plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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World Migratory Bird Day Boat Tour
Saturday, May 13, 2023 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join us for a birding boat ride this Saturday on World Migratory Bird Day! We will meet at the trading post at 9am. Learn about how the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge plays an important role in conservation by providing countless birds habitat. This boat ride is open to ages 5+. We encourage students to participate! $22.50 for 12 + $15.00 for ages 5-11 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Saturday, May 20, 2023

Buzz Over for World Bee Day
Saturday, May 20, 2023 10 AM to 12 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join local bee keeper Bill Cleveland to discuss the importance of honey bees. Get a hands on lesson from the bee suit to the bee hive and everything in-between. Stick around to taste local honey. This program will be the buzz of the town especially for children. Meet at the visitor center amphitheater. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Birding the Day Away
Saturday, May 20, 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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World Bee Day Pollinators Program
Saturday, May 20, 2023 3 PM to 4 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
EXACT TIME TBD Beekeeping is synonymous with Clinch County and the Okefenokee Swamp. We're hoping to have a local apiarist lead an educational program on bees at our picnic shelter. Rangers plan on procuring some local honey to taste and we will also sell some in the store. Public Program $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, May 24, 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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Saturday, June 3, 2023

Take Flight at Black Rock Mountain State Park
Saturday, Jun 3, 2023 9 AM to 5 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Spend the day learning about critters that fly at Black Rock Mountain State Park. From insects to owls, there will be speakers available to share their vast knowledge. Hands on activities will be taking place throughout the day. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 3, 2023 10 AM to 12 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join us for National Trails Day at the historic Cherokee Capital. Ranger guided hike along New Town Creek Trail will provide visitors with opportunities for Cherokee history, trail education and wildlife viewing.. Bring binoculars for this 1.5 hour, low difficulty hike providing great birding opportunities along New Town Creek and Pond Trail. Regular admission prices: Adults: $7.00 Seniors: $6.50 Youth: $5.50 Children 5 and under: free 706-624-1321.
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National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 3, 2023 1 PM to 3 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join us for National Trails Day at the historic Cherokee Capital. Ranger guided hike along New Town Creek Trail will provide visitors with opportunities for Cherokee history, trail education and wildlife viewing.. Bring binoculars for this 1.5 hour, low difficulty hike providing great birding opportunities along New Town Creek and Pond Trail. Regular admission prices: Adults: $7.00 Seniors: $6.50 Youth: $5.50 Children 5 and under: free 706-624-1321.
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National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 3, 2023 10 AM to 12 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Come out and help us observe National Trails Day. There will be a ranger-led hike that will cover a mix of topics related to both nature and history found along the Pickett's Mill Battlefield trails. The hike will begin at 10 a.m. and will last about two hours. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
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Monday, June 5, 2023

Junior Ranger Camp - June 5-9
Monday, Jun 5, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This 5-day program will introduce kids ages 6-10 to the wonders of the outdoors. Activities include hiking, bird watching, craft making, geocaching, outdoor skills, and more. Bring lunch and snacks. Apply sunscreen and bug spray each day. Registration will open in March. $200. 770-389-7801.
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Master Naturalist
Monday, Jun 5, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
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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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 6, 2023 until Jun 8, 2023 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 8 - 10, runs from June 6 - June 8 (9 am-3 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Please call the park office to register. $80 for one child $60 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 7, 2023 until Jun 8, 2023 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 8 - 10, runs from June 6 - June 8 (9 am-3 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Please call the park office to register. $80 for one child $60 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Thursday, June 8, 2023

Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 8, 2023 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 8 - 10, runs from June 6 - June 8 (9 am-3 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Please call the park office to register. $80 for one child $60 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, June 10, 2023

Dragonflies along the Etowah- National Dragonfly Day
Saturday, Jun 10, 2023 10 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come learn about dragonflies, Damselflies, Snake Doctors and the wetland habitat of the Etowah. Click on the event title for more details. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
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THE BIRDS OF BETHANY BRIDGE
Saturday, Jun 10, 2023 2 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join park staff as we look at the Osprey nest on Bethany Bridge. We will be hidden in the trees using a spotting scope and a limited supply of binoculars. We hope to see the parents feeding the hatchlings and other activities around the nest. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Monday, June 12, 2023

Birds, Bats, & Pollinators- Junior Ranger Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 12, 2023 until Jun 15, 2023 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Calling all kids ages 6-12 looking for fun and adventure! Camp attendees imagination will soar and take flight, while enjoying various activities all about birds, bats, and pollinators. These will include archery, a hayride, crafts, games, and more! Registration required. (912) 884-5999 $100. 912-884-5999.
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Master Naturalist
Monday, Jun 12, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
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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Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Birds, Bats, & Pollinators- Junior Ranger Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 13, 2023 until Jun 15, 2023 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Calling all kids ages 6-12 looking for fun and adventure! Camp attendees imagination will soar and take flight, while enjoying various activities all about birds, bats, and pollinators. These will include archery, a hayride, crafts, games, and more! Registration required. (912) 884-5999 $100. 912-884-5999.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 13, 2023 until Jun 15, 2023 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 8 - 10, runs from June 13 - June 15 (9 am-3 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Please call the park office to register. $80 for one child $60 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Birds, Bats, & Pollinators- Junior Ranger Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 14, 2023 until Jun 15, 2023 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Calling all kids ages 6-12 looking for fun and adventure! Camp attendees imagination will soar and take flight, while enjoying various activities all about birds, bats, and pollinators. These will include archery, a hayride, crafts, games, and more! Registration required. (912) 884-5999 $100. 912-884-5999.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 14, 2023 until Jun 15, 2023 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 8 - 10, runs from June 13 - June 15 (9 am-3 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Please call the park office to register. $80 for one child $60 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Thursday, June 15, 2023

Birds, Bats, & Pollinators- Junior Ranger Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 15, 2023 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Calling all kids ages 6-12 looking for fun and adventure! Camp attendees imagination will soar and take flight, while enjoying various activities all about birds, bats, and pollinators. These will include archery, a hayride, crafts, games, and more! Registration required. (912) 884-5999 $100. 912-884-5999.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 15, 2023 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 8 - 10, runs from June 13 - June 15 (9 am-3 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Please call the park office to register. $80 for one child $60 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, June 17, 2023

Build Your Own Bee Hotel
Saturday, Jun 17, 2023 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Bees play an important role in the environment and their habitats are being destroyed at a rapid pace! Join one of our rangers as we teach about the roles bees play in our everyday lives. Then we will all work together to build take home bee habitats. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Monday, June 19, 2023

Master Naturalist
Monday, Jun 19, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
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 21, 2023

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Jun 21, 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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Monday, June 26, 2023

Master Naturalist
Monday, Jun 26, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
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 28, 2023

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Jun 28, 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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Saturday, July 1, 2023

Take Flight Hike
Saturday, Jul 1, 2023 10 AM to 11:30 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Ready to let your dreams of outdoor adventures take flight? Join New Echota State Historic Site at 10 AM on the 1st Saturday of the month from April-October for a series of Interpretive hikes focusing on the ecology of birds, bats, and pollinators. $5-$7. 706-624-1321.
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Monday, July 3, 2023

Master Naturalist
Monday, Jul 3, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
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 10, 2023

Junior Ranger Camp - Take Flight
Monday, Jul 10, 2023 10 AM to 2 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
This camp is for ages 8 - 11. Children will need appropriate outdoor clothing, closed toe shoes & bring their own lunch. This camp is a collaboration with Smithgall Woods State Park, Hardman Farm State Historic Site & Anna Ruby Falls Recreation Area. Campers will spend 1 day at Anna Ruby Falls, 2 days at Smithgall Woods and 2 days Hardman Farm. 706-878-1077.
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Master Naturalist
Monday, Jul 10, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
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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Junior Ranger Camp: "Take Flight"
Monday, Jul 10, 2023 10 AM to 2 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Smithgall Woods is excited about this year's Junior Ranger Camp! The theme "Take Flight" will focus on all of our flighted friends, how vital they are for our world, and what we can do to help them. Learn about bees, bats, birds and more! $150 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Junior Ranger Camp - Take Flight
10 AM - 2 PM from Jul 11, 2023 until Jul 14, 2023 
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
This camp is for ages 8 - 11. Children will need appropriate outdoor clothing, closed toe shoes & bring their own lunch. This camp is a collaboration with Smithgall Woods State Park, Hardman Farm State Historic Site & Anna Ruby Falls Recreation Area. Campers will spend 1 day at Anna Ruby Falls, 2 days at Smithgall Woods and 2 days Hardman Farm. 706-878-1077.
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Junior Ranger Camp: "Take Flight"
Tuesday, Jul 11, 2023 10 AM to 2 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Smithgall Woods is excited about this year's Junior Ranger Camp! The theme "Take Flight" will focus on all of our flighted friends, how vital they are for our world, and what we can do to help them. Learn about bees, bats, birds and more! $150 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Jul 12, 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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Junior Ranger Camp - Take Flight
10 AM - 2 PM from Jul 12, 2023 until Jul 14, 2023 
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
This camp is for ages 8 - 11. Children will need appropriate outdoor clothing, closed toe shoes & bring their own lunch. This camp is a collaboration with Smithgall Woods State Park, Hardman Farm State Historic Site & Anna Ruby Falls Recreation Area. Campers will spend 1 day at Anna Ruby Falls, 2 days at Smithgall Woods and 2 days Hardman Farm. 706-878-1077.
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Junior Ranger Camp: "Take Flight"
Wednesday, Jul 12, 2023 10 AM to 2 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Smithgall Woods is excited about this year's Junior Ranger Camp! The theme "Take Flight" will focus on all of our flighted friends, how vital they are for our world, and what we can do to help them. Learn about bees, bats, birds and more! $150 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Thursday, July 13, 2023

Junior Ranger Camp - Take Flight
10 AM - 2 PM from Jul 13, 2023 until Jul 14, 2023 
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
This camp is for ages 8 - 11. Children will need appropriate outdoor clothing, closed toe shoes & bring their own lunch. This camp is a collaboration with Smithgall Woods State Park, Hardman Farm State Historic Site & Anna Ruby Falls Recreation Area. Campers will spend 1 day at Anna Ruby Falls, 2 days at Smithgall Woods and 2 days Hardman Farm. 706-878-1077.
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Junior Ranger Camp: "Take Flight"
Thursday, Jul 13, 2023 10 AM to 2 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Smithgall Woods is excited about this year's Junior Ranger Camp! The theme "Take Flight" will focus on all of our flighted friends, how vital they are for our world, and what we can do to help them. Learn about bees, bats, birds and more! $150 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Friday, July 14, 2023

Junior Ranger Camp - Take Flight
10 AM - 2 PM from Jul 14, 2023 
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
This camp is for ages 8 - 11. Children will need appropriate outdoor clothing, closed toe shoes & bring their own lunch. This camp is a collaboration with Smithgall Woods State Park, Hardman Farm State Historic Site & Anna Ruby Falls Recreation Area. Campers will spend 1 day at Anna Ruby Falls, 2 days at Smithgall Woods and 2 days Hardman Farm. 706-878-1077.
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Junior Ranger Camp: "Take Flight"
Friday, Jul 14, 2023 10 AM to 2 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Smithgall Woods is excited about this year's Junior Ranger Camp! The theme "Take Flight" will focus on all of our flighted friends, how vital they are for our world, and what we can do to help them. Learn about bees, bats, birds and more! $150 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Monday, July 17, 2023

Master Naturalist
Monday, Jul 17, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
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 24, 2023

Master Naturalist
Monday, Jul 24, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
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 26, 2023

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Jul 26, 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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Saturday, July 29, 2023

World Ranger Day/ Jr Ranger Family Day Camp
Saturday, Jul 29, 2023 10 AM to 1 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
We will honor all park rangers and local response organizations who serve or have served on this day. There will be displays and representatives on hand to promote their part in protecting and serving the public in a park setting. This event will also serve as our Junior Ranger Day Camp for individuals and/or families. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
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Saturday, August 5, 2023

Take Flight Hike
Saturday, Aug 5, 2023 10 AM to 11:30 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Ready to let your dreams of outdoor adventures take flight? Join New Echota State Historic Site at 10 AM on the 1st Saturday of the month from April-October for a series of Interpretive hikes focusing on the ecology of birds, bats, and pollinators. $5-$7. 706-624-1321.
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Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Aug 9, 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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Saturday, August 19, 2023

Sunflowers & Selfies
Saturday, Aug 19, 2023 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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Sunday, August 20, 2023

Sunflowers & Selfies
Sunday, Aug 20, 2023 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 23, 2023

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Aug 23, 2023 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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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Saturday, August 26, 2023

Sunflowers & Selfies
Saturday, Aug 26, 2023 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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Sunday, August 27, 2023

Sunflowers & Selfies
Sunday, Aug 27, 2023 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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Saturday, September 2, 2023

Take Flight Hike
Saturday, Sep 2, 2023 10 AM to 11:30 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Ready to let your dreams of outdoor adventures take flight? Join New Echota State Historic Site at 10 AM on the 1st Saturday of the month from April-October for a series of Interpretive hikes focusing on the ecology of birds, bats, and pollinators. $5-$7. 706-624-1321.
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Saturday, September 9, 2023

Girl Scouts Love State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 9, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
All Girl Scout groups are invited to attend this event. Preregistration is required for each group. All activities are open to the public and led by staff and girl scouts. 770-443-7850.
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Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Sep 13, 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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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Sep 27, 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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Saturday, September 30, 2023

Your State Parks Day/ National Public Lands Day
Saturday, Sep 30, 2023 9 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
In conjunction with National Public Lands Day, the Friends of Pickett's Mill will host this volunteer workday. Please bring gloves, water and snacks provided. Admission is free for volunteers on this day. 770-443-7850.
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Saturday, October 7, 2023

Take Flight Hike
Saturday, Oct 7, 2023 10 AM to 11:30 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Ready to let your dreams of outdoor adventures take flight? Join New Echota State Historic Site at 10 AM on the 1st Saturday of the month from April-October for a series of Interpretive hikes focusing on the ecology of birds, bats, and pollinators. $5-$7. 706-624-1321.
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Monday, October 9, 2023

Kids Old-Fashioned Cooking Experience
Monday, Oct 9, 2023 11 AM to 1 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Learn how people cooked about 100 years ago using a historic wood stove. Lunch will be provided in part from your own cooking efforts. This program is for children ages 7-12. One adult must stay with their children. Advance Reservations are required. Limit of 20 participants. 706-878-1077.
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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Oct 11, 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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Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Oct 25, 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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Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Nov 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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Saturday, November 11, 2023

4th Annual Native American Heritage Day
Saturday, Nov 11, 2023 10 AM to 12 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Take a birds eye view of the ground that was inhabited long ago on top of the Temple Mound. Hike with Ben Kirkland as we talk about birds and their importance to the culture found at Kolomoki. This will be a short hike from the Temple Mound parking lot to the top of Mound A. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Friday, November 24, 2023

Turkey Trot
Friday, Nov 24, 2023 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This hike will start off at the visitor’s center and from there go to Smithgall’s covered bridge before looping around our wetland trail and heading back. This Hike is a total of just under 3 miles and is the perfect encouragement to keep that healthy balance during the holiday season. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Nov 29, 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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