Mount Jefferson State Natural Area Upcoming Events 2018

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

Climate Tower Program & Hike

Meet the park ranger at the Mt. Jefferson picnic area for a hike up to the NC Climate Tower. The tower is located on the mountain summit 4683 feet above sea-level. During our hike we will discuss how climate differs from weather, and will explore some of the ways that the Appalachian Mountains are interconnected with climate. Finally, at the tower, our attention will turn to the sensors and technology that the tower uses to record weather and climate data. We will also be making an air pressure science activity/craft that you can take home with you. 922

Date of Event: Sat, 04/21/2018 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Picnic Area

The North Carolina Science Festival Mt. Jefferson Climate Tower Hike

The North Carolina Science Festival is an annual statewide celebration of STEM that occurs every April across North Carolina. Hike with a ranger to the mountain summit 4683 feet above sea level. At the summit, we will examine the NC Climate Office data collection tower. Get science-ie and explore the world of weather and climate. This program is for all ages. Wear appropriate shoes or boots

Date of Event: Sat, 04/21/2018 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Picnic Area

Earth Day and Naked Creek Restoration

The Naked Creek Restoration Site is healing one small part of the earth. Come up on the mountain and learn more about this project and how we are restoring and protecting water quality in our local watershed and in your park. Meet the ranger at the first overlook to learn more. If conditions are favorable, then we may offer an opportunity to caravan down to the site’s unpaved location.

Date of Event: Sun, 04/22/2018 – 2:00pm
Start Location: First Overlook

Naturalist Readings on The Trail

Hike on the mountain and be inspired. During this hike we will take time to time ponder just a few brief words from famous naturalists such as Muir, Leopold, Thoreau and others. Bring your outdoor shoes and get inspired while you walk. This is a one-mile

Date of Event: Sat, 04/28/2018 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Picnic Area

Painting in the Park

As spring begins come up and relax on your mountain. We will provide free canvases and tempera paints. You provide the creativity. This a free outdoor painting program for all ages. All supplies are free while they last.

Date of Event: Sun, 04/29/2018 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Picnic Area

Spring Nature Hike

Meet the park ranger for a spring hike. We will follow the path along the ridge toward the outcrop know as Luther Rock. Our hike will be located 4000 feet above sea-level. We hope to see a few spring leaves and perhaps the White Blood Root flower blooming along the trail side. bring a jacket and a camera. 922

Date of Event: Sun, 05/06/2018 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Picnic Shelter

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Address:
107 Beaver Creek School Rd
West Jefferson, NC 28694
Phone: (336) 246-2080
Toll Free: (800) 801-3441
Email: reservations@nationsinn.com
Website: www.NationsInn.com