Adult Field Course at Grandfather Mountain

Adult Field Courses

Grandfather Mountain’s Adult Field Course series offers participants the chance to explore the mountain like never before. Students examine specific aspects of the park ecosystem through fun, hands-on field excursions. Course leaders are experts in their fields and include professors, naturalists, scientists and acclaimed photographers, writers, historians and artists.

The series runs from May through September, with topics including bird ecology and behavior, sketching the natural world, wildlife drawing, the spruce-fir forest, nature therapy, mindfulness, woodcrafting and backpacking. Each is limited to 20 or less participants, so they fill up quickly. Registration usually opens two months prior to each course. Get details and purchase tickets at links below.

2023 Adult Field Courses

Since 2008, the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation has aimed at creating educational programming that deepens understanding through in-depth study and field research. Our goal is to provide you with a rich experience in a particular field of study, and to also provide a safe and memorable trip to Grandfather Mountain.

Also see: Educator Workshops | Experiences | Daily Programs

Grandfather Mountain | Home to the Swinging Bridge, Animal Habitats and Nature Museum

GPS: 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
Mailing: PO Box 129, Linville, NC 28646

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