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Grandfather Mountain

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2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States

August 2022

Nature Photography Weekend

August 19, 2022 - August 21, 2022
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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$100.00 – $125.00 17 tickets left
A photographer taking a picture of Grandfather Mountain.

Visit Grandfather Mountain to enjoy presentations from top nature photographers, hands-on breakout sessions, a friendly contest, after-hours photography and more!

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July 2022

2022 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

July 7, 2022 - July 10, 2022
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Bagpipers marching at Grandfather Mountain's MacRae Meadows for the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Blaring bagpipes, Scottish athletics, Highland melodies, Celtic cuisine, crafts aplenty and a spectacular highland setting make this colorful celebration of Scottish culture one of the most highly acclaimed games in the country. Additional cost.

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Grandfather by Night

July 15, 2022 @8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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$42.00 – $50.00 Sold out
Grandfather Mountain at night

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own personal guides. Discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites, and more.

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Grandfather by Night

July 22, 2022 @8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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$42.00 – $50.00 Sold out
Grandfather Mountain at night

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own personal guides. Discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites, and more.

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Grandfather by Night

July 29, 2022 @8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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$42.00 – $50.00
Grandfather Mountain at night

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own personal guides. Discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites, and more.

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August 2022

Grandfather by Night

August 5, 2022 @7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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$42.00 – $50.00
Grandfather Mountain's ridgeline at night under a full moon.

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own guides. You’ll discover some of the nighttime wonders through the park, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch a stunning Grandfather sunset, and experience the mountain as never before! Additional cost.

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Grandfather by Night

August 12, 2022 @7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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$42.00 – $50.00
Grandfather Mountain's ridgeline at night under a full moon.

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own guides. You’ll discover some of the nighttime wonders through the park, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch a stunning Grandfather sunset, and experience the mountain as never before! Additional cost.

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Grandfather by Night

August 26, 2022 @7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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$42.00 – $50.00
Grandfather Mountain's ridgeline at night under a full moon.

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own guides. You’ll discover some of the nighttime wonders through the park, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch a stunning Grandfather sunset, and experience the mountain as never before! Additional cost.

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September 2022

Hawk Watch

September 1, 2022 - September 30, 2022
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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A red-tailed hawk soaring over Grandfather Mountain

All throughout September, guests are invited to join the mountain’s naturalists as they count and celebrate the annual spectacle of fall raptor migration.

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70th Anniversary of the Mile High Swinging Bridge

September 2, 2022
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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People crossing Grandfather Mountain's Mile High Swinging Bridge

Celebrate seven decades of mile-high wonder with a day of activities for the whole family, as Grandfather Mountain observes the 70th anniversary of its world-famous Mile High Swinging Bridge. Included with admission.

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Junior Naturalist Day

September 10, 2022 @10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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A child examining a puddle on top of Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain’s Junior Ranger Program is now the Junior Naturalist Program — a new program for our new Conservation Campus! Activities throughout the day will be provided specifically for children ages 5-12 to explore their environment and experience all that Grandfather has to offer.

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52nd Annual Girl Scout Day

September 24, 2022 @10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Girl Scouts on Grandfather Mountain for Girl Scout Day

Girl Scouts are invited to join the park’s naturalists for a fun-filled learning adventure on Grandfather Mountain. Participants can enjoy special scout activities, presentations and a closing ceremony. Plus, all Girl Scouts and troop leaders are admitted free with proof of membership, and family members will receive discounted admission.

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October 2022

Fall Color Ramble

October 7, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 10th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Fall color at Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-10, guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 15, folks can join the park’s naturalists for a day full of fall-color activities, including guest speakers and additional rambles, allowing participants to explore and admire the annual phenomenon.

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Fall Color Ramble

October 8, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 10th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Fall color at Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-10, guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 15, folks can join the park’s naturalists for a day full of fall-color activities, including guest speakers and additional rambles, allowing participants to explore and admire the annual phenomenon.

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Fall Color Ramble

October 9, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 10th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Fall color at Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-10, guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 15, folks can join the park’s naturalists for a day full of fall-color activities, including guest speakers and additional rambles, allowing participants to explore and admire the annual phenomenon.

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Fall Color Ramble

October 10, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 10th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Fall color at Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-10, guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 15, folks can join the park’s naturalists for a day full of fall-color activities, including guest speakers and additional rambles, allowing participants to explore and admire the annual phenomenon.

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Fall Color Ramble

October 1, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 8th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Fall color at Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-10, guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 15, folks can join the park’s naturalists for a day full of fall-color activities, including guest speakers and additional rambles, allowing participants to explore and admire the annual phenomenon.

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Fall Color Ramble

October 2, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 10th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Fall color at Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-10, guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 15, folks can join the park’s naturalists for a day full of fall-color activities, including guest speakers and additional rambles, allowing participants to explore and admire the annual phenomenon.

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Fall Color Ramble

October 3, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 10th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Fall color at Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-10, guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 15, folks can join the park’s naturalists for a day full of fall-color activities, including guest speakers and additional rambles, allowing participants to explore and admire the annual phenomenon.

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Fall Color Ramble

October 4, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 10th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Fall color at Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-10, guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 15, folks can join the park’s naturalists for a day full of fall-color activities, including guest speakers and additional rambles, allowing participants to explore and admire the annual phenomenon.

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Fall Color Ramble

October 5, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 10th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Fall color at Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-10, guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 15, folks can join the park’s naturalists for a day full of fall-color activities, including guest speakers and additional rambles, allowing participants to explore and admire the annual phenomenon.

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Fall Color Ramble

October 6, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 10th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Fall color at Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-10, guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 15, folks can join the park’s naturalists for a day full of fall-color activities, including guest speakers and additional rambles, allowing participants to explore and admire the annual phenomenon.

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All-Day Fall Color Ramble

October 15, 2022 @10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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A Grandfather Mountain naturalist leads a Fall Color Ramble.

Grandfather Mountain's Fall Color Ramble wraps up on Oct. 15 with a day full of fall-color activities, including guest speakers and additional rambles, allowing participants to explore and admire the annual phenomenon.  

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August 2022

Grandfather Mountain Campfire Stories

August 19, 2022 @7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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$42.00 – $50.00
People gathering around a bonfire at Grandfather Mountain

This all-new event allows guests to enjoy stories around the campfire from interesting figures in the realms of science, conservation and environmental education, all while experiencing the wonder of Grandfather Mountain after dark. Additional costs. Online registration begins July 26.

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Animal Enrichment Day

August 3, 2022 @11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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A river otter at Grandfather Mountain eating fresh fish as an enrichment treat.

On Animal Enrichment Day, guests will see firsthand how Grandfather Mountain cares for its resident animals. Visitors can enjoy watching demonstrations, talk directly with keepers and participate in family-oriented games and crafts. Included with admission.

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October 2022

Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight

October 1, 2022 @6:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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A barred owl at Grandfather Mountain

As night falls on Grandfather Mountain, guests can enjoy rare after-dark tours, fireside tales and a chance to meet the park’s nocturnal residents. Additional cost. Limited to 28 participants. Registration opens Sept. 1.

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Beary Scary Halloween

October 29, 2022 @11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Kodiak, a cinnamon phase black bear at Grandfather Mountain, eats a pumpkin

Visit Grandfather Mountain for an afternoon of nature programs about animals that some consider creepy and crawly! This fun-filled celebration includes an opportunity to trick-or-treat through the animal habitats area and then watch special Halloween enrichments be given to the animals. Plus, children in costume are admitted at half-price. Included with admission.

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July 2022

WILD: Bears Educator Workshop

July 28, 2022 @10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Free Sold out
A black bear sitting on a rock at Grandfather Mountain

NOTE: This Educator Workshop is intended specifically for educators — not the general public. WILD: Bears will focus on black bears in North Carolina. A majority of the workshop will be spent learning about the life history and current research on black bears, as well as activities that can be incorporated into educators’ programs.

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August 2022

WILD About Elk: Educator Workshop

August 18, 2022 @10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Free 22 spots left
A bull elk at Grandfather Mountain

NOTE: This Educator Workshop is intended specifically for educators — not the general public. This workshop will teach participants about the life history and management of elk, as well as how to incorporate activities about elk into the N.C. Curriculum.

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September 2022

BEETLES Educator Workshop

September 15, 2022 @10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Grandfather Mountain educator leading a field trip on Linville Peak

NOTE: This Educator Workshop is intended specifically for educators — not the general public. BEETLES (Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning and Expertise Sharing) provides learning resources devoted to improving the quality of outdoor science education for field instructors, leaders and classroom teachers.

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October 2022

Adult Field Course: Grandfather’s Starry Skies

October 22, 2022 @5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Grandfather Mountain's Mile High Swinging Bridge under a starry sky

Join Dr. Stephan Martin for a field course on creating familiarity with the night sky and learning the basics of stargazing, which can then be applied on your own on any clear night throughout the year.

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August 2022

Adult Field Course: Using Tree Rings to Observe Endangered Tree Species Through Time

August 27, 2022 @10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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$51.00 – $60.00 13 tickets left
Trees in fog on Grandfather Mountain

Join Appalachian State University professor Dr. Saskia van de Gevel on a trip through time, using tree rings to observe endangered tree species through the decades. 

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September 2022

Adult Field Course: The Birds of Grandfather Mountain – The Wonders of Migration

September 17, 2022 @8:15 am - 2:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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A broad-winged hawk perched on a tree branch at Grandfather Mountain

Participants will visit several locations on Grandfather Mountain to learn about the diversity of migrants and the timing and mechanics of migration — and hopefully see dozens of species using Grandfather as a staging area on their long flights to Central and South America.

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August 2022

Adult Field Course – Salamanders: Why Grandfather Mountain is a Hotspot for Biodiversity

August 20, 2022 @10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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$51.00 – $60.00 10 tickets left
Salamanders on Grandfather Mountain

During this Adult Field Course, receive an overview of salamander diversity in the southern Appalachians with a particular focus of species at Grandfather Mountain. Due to the unique ecological zones at Grandfather Mountain, there is an amazing diversity of salamanders and is home to the type locality of two endemic species (Plethodon welleri and Desmognathus marmoratus). Participants are encouraged to bring questions regarding amphibians to discuss. Participants also take part in a salamander survey on Grandfather to understand how diversity…

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October 2022

Educator Workshop: Methods of Teaching Environmental Education

October 21, 2022 @4:30 pm - October 22, 2022 @4:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Educator Workshop Grandfather

NOTE: This Educator Workshop is intended specifically for educators — not the general public. The focus of this 10-hour Methods of Teaching Environmental Education workshop is to prepare participants from a variety of educational backgrounds and experiences in both the formal and non-formal sectors to use exemplary environmental education teaching methods. Participants will learn about a variety of teaching techniques, methods and instructional strategies, and the workshop will include multiple interactive components. This is a required workshop for all N.C.…

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July 2022

Adult Field Course: Fungi in the Cloud Forest

July 23, 2022 @10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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$51.00 – $60.00 Sold out
Fungi in the Park Grandfather

This event is SOLD OUT. The southern Appalachians are world-renowned for different types of fungi, from mushrooms to lichens, and is home to more than 2,000 species. Here's a chance to observe many kinds of fungi at higher elevations and learn how to identify them by size, shape, and color. We'll take several short hikes and through these field explorations learn about the fungal habitats, toxicology and the important roles fungi play in the forest ecosystem. We will collect representatives…

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Grandfather Presents: Rick Ridgeway

July 14, 2022 @5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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$50.00 236 tickets left
Rick Ridgeway Events

The first speaker in our 2022 Grandfather Presents series is Rick Ridgeway. Rick is an outdoor adventurer, writer and advocate for sustainability and conservation initiatives. For 15 years, Rick was the VP of Environmental Affairs and then VP of Public Engagement at Patagonia, Inc. During his tenure he has worked with teams to develop and launch environmental and sustainability initiatives including Freedom to Roam, the Footprint Chronicles, the Responsible Economy Campaign and Worn Wear. He also was the developer of…

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August 2022

Grandfather Presents: Charlie Brady

August 13, 2022 @2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Free
Charlie Brady Event

As part of our 2022 Grandfather Presents speaker series, Charlie Brady, Executive Director of the Blue Ridge Conservancy, will present “Strategically Protecting Land to Ensure Access to Natural Places for Everyone.” The Blue Ridge Conservancy is a non-profit organization that has protected over 23,000 acres in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey Counties in western NC. In addition to protecting working farmland, BRC’s efforts have resulted in the creation of state natural areas such as Beech Creek Bog,…

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Grandfather Presents: Ginger Zee

August 4, 2022 @5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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$50.00 226 tickets left
Ginger Zee Grandfather Mountain

The second speaker in our 2022 Grandfather Presents series is Ginger Zee. Ginger is the chief meteorologist and managing editor of the climate unit at ABC News. You can see her covering the nation’s weather headlines on Good Morning America and across all ABC News broadcasts and digital platforms. She also hosts an ABC News original digital series, Food Forecast, focused on climate and its impact on agriculture. Ginger has covered almost every major weather event and dozens of historic…

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September 2022

Grandfather Presents: Conor Knighton

September 29, 2022 @5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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$50.00
Conor Knighton Grandfather Mountain

The third speaker in our 2022 Grandfather Presents Thursday evening speaker series is Conor Knighton. Conor is a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, America’s #1 Sunday news morning program. His debut nonfiction book, Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park was recently certified as a New York Times bestseller. A behind-the-scenes account of the year Knighton spent visiting America’s national parks, the book features fascinating tidbits about our parks’ past and reflections on their fragile future. It…

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July 2022

Grandfather Presents: Tracy Swartout

July 30, 2022 @2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Tracy Swartout Grandfather Mountain

As part of our 2022 Grandfather Presents speaker series, Blue Ridge Parkway Superintendent Tracy Swartout will present ”Protecting the Parkway: The ‘Forever’ Business”. A native of the Carolinas, Tracy began her job as Superintendent of the Blue Ridge Parkway during the summer of 2021. She has worked for the National Park Service for over 22 years and served in NPS leadership roles across the country, including nine years at Mount Rainier National Park, where she worked most recently. Tracy's presentation…

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September 2022

Grandfather Presents: Andy Hill

September 17, 2022 @2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Andy Hill, Grandfather Mountain

As part of our 2022 Grandfather Presents speaker series, Andy Hill will present “Watauga River Conservation: Emerging, Innovative Solutions”. As the MountainTrue High Country Regional Director and Watauga Riverkeeper, Andy has a passion for clean, cold, fishable, drinkable and swimmable water. A long-time fly fisherman, educator and guide, he is intimately familiar with our watershed from the headwaters to the tailwater and is passionate about protecting the places we love. MountainTrue is an environmental advocacy organization serving the Southern Blue…

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June 2022

Grandfather Glows: June 29

June 29, 2022 @7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Grandfather Glows

SOLD OUT: Bioluminescent Evenings on Grandfather Mountain! Have the rare opportunity to see Synchronous Fireflies, Blue Ghost Fireflies and Glowworms, weather and conditions permitting (rain date is June 30). Grandfather Mountain is home to the Photinus carolinus, one of the few species of firefly in North America whose individuals can synchronize their lighting display, meaning they can flash in unison. Read more about them! Grandfather Glows Schedule 7:00 p.m.: MacRae Meadows (Gate 3) opens for parking. Navigate to Grandfather Mountain…

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July 2022

Grandfather Glows: July 1

July 1, 2022 @7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Grandfather Glows

SOLD OUT: Bioluminescent Evenings on Grandfather Mountain! Have the rare opportunity to see Synchronous Fireflies, Blue Ghost Fireflies and Glowworms, weather and conditions permitting (rain date is July 2). Grandfather Mountain is home to the Photinus carolinus, one of the few species of firefly in North America whose individuals can synchronize their lighting display, meaning they can flash in unison. Read more about them! Grandfather Glows Schedule 7:00 p.m.: MacRae Meadows (Gate 3) opens for parking. Navigate to Grandfather Mountain…

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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
1-800-468-7325

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