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Parkway Presents "Family Outdoor Adventure Day"

Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 2:00pm

Park rangers and representatives from other area outdoors-based institutions will be on hand at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center in Asheville on Saturday, June 23, starting at 9 am, to share their expertise and information with interactive activities.

Activities will include:

  • 9 am:  Kids in Parks Hike and Nature Photography from Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education (PCWE).
  • 10 am:  Project Wild Activitiy, also from the PCWE.
  • 11 am:  Parkway Survival Games with the rangers.
  • 12 noon:  Music by "Appalachian Fire."  This music is sponsored by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.
  • 1 pm: Campfire cooking with the rangers.
  • 2 pm: Playing safe in bear country with the rangers.

Food will be available for purchase from The Hop Ice Cream and Gypsy Queen Cuisine.

Event partners include Curtis-Wright Fly Shop, Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education; REI, Kids in Parks, North Carolina Arboretum; Carl Sandburg Home, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, and the USDA Forest Service-Bent Creek Experiemental Forest.

This is a "rain or shine" event.  For more information, call the rangers at 828-298-5330, ext. 304.