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June 2019

ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-Scale Back Your Fear With Year of the Snake Program

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Chimney Rock State Park, 743 Chimney Rock Park Rd
Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720
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Join our partner, Chimney Rock State Park, to help celebrate NC State Park’s Year of the Snake! Chimney Rock State Park will offer a variety of Snake programs throughout the summer months.  Experience a Snake program from one of our Park Rangers, and learn about snake identification, how to co-exist with snakes, and fun snake craft activities. Do you know which species of snakes live in your neighborhood?  Do you know the life span of a Snake?  Do you know…

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-Year of the Snake Program

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mount Jefferson State Natural Area, 1481 Mount Jefferson State Park Road
West Jefferson, NC 28694
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Join our partner, Mount Jefferson State Natural Area, to help celebrate NC State Park’s Year of the Snake! We will discuss and learn about the different amazing species of snakes found in Western North Carolina and around Mount Jefferson. Find more information here. All ecoEXPLORERS will receive 5 points for attending our Friends Programs. Simply email [email protected] and let us know you attended.

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-Nature Nuts: Frogs and Toads

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, 1401 Fish Hatchery Rd
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States
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Join our partner, Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, to explore frogs and toads. What’s the difference between a frog and a toad? What do they like to eat? How are they important to our ecosystems?  Learn the answers to these and many more questions as we explore the fascinating world of frogs and toads.  Ages 4-7. Find registration information here. All ecoEXPLORERS will receive 5 points for attending our Friends Programs. Simply email [email protected] and let us know you attended.

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-Year of the Snake

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jockey’s Ridge State Park, 300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959
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Join our partner, Jockey's Ridge State Park, to celebrate the NC State Park's Year of the Snake! There will be a presentation with a craft activity for children.  Registration required at 252-441-7132. This program will occur every Monday at 11:00 from June 3rd-August 12th. Find more information here.  All ecoEXPLORERS will receive 5 points for attending our Friends Programs. Simply email [email protected] and let us know you attended.

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-Eco Explorer: Canids

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, 1401 Fish Hatchery Rd
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States
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Join our partner, Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, to learn about wolves, coyotes, and foxes. Find out about teeth, paws, claws, and other qualities that make this group great.  Ages 8–13. Find registration information here. All ecoEXPLORERS will receive 5 points for attending our Friends Programs. Simply email [email protected] and let us know you attended.

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-Year of the Snake

June 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, 280 State Park Road
Apex, NC 27523
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Join our partner, Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, to help celebrate NC State Park’s Year of the Snake! Come learn about the snakes that call Jordan Lake their home!  The talk will take place at the amphitheater at Poplar Point Campground, located at the boat ramp.  Anyone who's not camping, will need to pay a $7 entrance fee.  Please email [email protected] with any questions. Find more information here. All ecoEXPLORERS will receive 5 points for attending our Friends Programs. Simply email [email protected] and let…

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-Jr. Herpetology Camp

June 21 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Piedmont Environmental Center, 1220 Penny Road
High Point, NC 27265 United States
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Join our partner, the Piedmont Environmental Center, for a day of herpetology camp! Junior Herpetology campers spend the day studying snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, toads, and salamanders under the supervision of PEC's professional staff Naturalists. Using a variety of survey and observation techniques, campers will explore all of the "herp" habitats at PEC and practice safe ways to study reptiles and amphibians. Campers need to bring a lunch, two snacks, and a water bottle and be dressed for outdoor activities…

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-For Goodness Snakes!

June 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Fort Macon State Park, 2303 East Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
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Join our partner, Fort Macon State Park, to help celebrate NC State Park’s Year of the Snake! Join a ranger to take a look at some of the common snakes of our area and learn what a vital role these misunderstood creatures play in our environment. Meet at the Bathhouse. Find more information here. All ecoEXPLORERS will receive 5 points for attending our Friends Programs. Simply email [email protected] and let us know you attended.

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Introduction to Herpetology

June 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Leicester Public Library, 1561 Alexander Rd
Leicester, NC 28748 United States
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Scientists need YOUR help in studying animals everywhere, including your own backyard! Join us for an introduction to herpetology, the study of reptiles and amphibians. You’ll learn all about our scaly and slimy friends and even meet a few live animals! You can also join our crew of ecoEXPLORERS — kids who submit observations of plants and animals for scientists to study and earn prizes while they do it. Find out how you can earn your Herpetology Field Badge and…

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-Scale Back Your Fear With Year of the Snake Program

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Chimney Rock State Park, 743 Chimney Rock Park Rd
Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720
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Join our partner, Chimney Rock State Park, to help celebrate NC State Park’s Year of the Snake! Chimney Rock State Park will offer a variety of Snake programs throughout the summer months.  Experience a Snake program from one of our Park Rangers, and learn about Snake Identification, How to Co-Existing with Snakes, and fun Snake Craft Activities. Do you know which species of snakes live in your neighborhood?  Do you know the life span of a Snake?  Do you know how…

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All About Snakes

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Come and learn about native snake species and how to earn your Snake Bonus Badge! This is a free program, and we will be giving away 10 gate passes to the North Carolina Arboretum. Reservations to our programs are required and space is limited. Email [email protected] to reserve your spot!

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-The Snakes of North Carolina

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lake Waccamaw State Park, 1866 State Park Drive
Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450
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Join our partner, Lake Waccamaw State Park, to help celebrate NC State Park’s Year of the Snake! Have you ever wanted to learn about snakes in our area? The presentation will give an introduction to snakes and how many are estimated in the USA, and NC. Participants will also learn about the 37 species of native snakes to NC and the differences between them. Such differences include egg layers vs. live births and venomous vs. nonvenomous. Also, snake safety and…

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Introduction to Herpetology

June 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Scientists need YOUR help in studying animals everywhere, including your own backyard! Join us for an introduction to herpetology, the study of reptiles and amphibians. You’ll learn all about our scaly and slimy friends and even meet a few live animals! You can also join our crew of ecoEXPLORERS — kids who submit observations of plants and animals for scientists to study and earn prizes while they do it. Find out how you can earn your Herpetology Field Badge and…

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-Snakes!

June 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pilot Mountain State Park, 1792 Pilot Knob Park Road
Pinnacle, NC 27043
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Join our partner, Pilot Mountain State Park,  to celebrate the Year of the Snake by searching for these amazing animals and learning more about their outstanding adaptations, their importance, and role in our environment. The program includes a hike on uneven terrain, so bring sturdy boots for walking. Find more information here. All ecoEXPLORERS will receive 5 points for attending our Friends Programs. Simply email [email protected] and let us know you attended.

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-Scale Back Your Fear With Year of the Snake Program

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Chimney Rock State Park, 743 Chimney Rock Park Rd
Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720
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Join our partner, Chimney Rock State Park, to help celebrate NC State Park’s Year of the Snake! Chimney Rock State Park will offer a variety of Snake programs throughout the summer months.  Experience a Snake program from one of our Park Rangers, and learn about Snake Identification, How to Co-Existing with Snakes, and fun Snake Craft Activities. Do you know which species of snakes live in your neighborhood?  Do you know the life span of a Snake?  Do you know how…

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-Year of the Snake

June 24 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, 280 State Park Road
Apex, NC 27523
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Join our partner, Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, to help celebrate NC State Park’s Year of the Snake! Come learn about the snakes that call Jordan Lake their home!  The talk will take place at the amphitheater at Poplar Point Campground, located at the boat ramp.  Anyone who’s not camping will need to pay a $7 entrance fee.  Please email [email protected] with any questions. Find more information here. All ecoEXPLORERS will receive 5 points for attending our Friends Programs. Simply email [email protected] and let…

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-Spot the Snake

June 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Medoc Mountain State Park, 1541 Medoc State Park Road
Hollister, NC 27844
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Join our partner, Medoc Mountain State Park, to help celebrate NC State Park’s Year of the Snake! Join Park Ranger Dr. Austin for Spot That Snake, how to identify snakes in the wild. After the presentation create your own snake in a fun art project.  The suggested audience for this fun and educational program is for ages five to twelve. Space is limited; please notify us if you will be attending by Monday, June 24, 2019. Find for more information here. All…

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-Scale Back Your Fear With Year of the Snake Program

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Chimney Rock State Park, 743 Chimney Rock Park Rd
Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720
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Join our partner, Chimney Rock State Park, to help celebrate NC State Park’s Year of the Snake! Chimney Rock State Park will offer a variety of Snake programs throughout the summer months. Experience a Snake program from one of our Park Rangers, and learn about snake identification, how to co-Exist with snakes, and fun snake craft activities. Do you know which species of snakes live in your neighborhood? Do you know the life span of a Snake? Do you know…

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-North Carolina Snakes

June 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Norman State Park, 759 State Park Rd
Troutman, NC 28166
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Join our partner, Norman Lake State Park, to celebrate the Year of the Snake for NC State Parks. Join a park ranger in a discussion about snakes and meet a real snake. Please meet in the auditorium of the Visitor Center. For more information please call 704-528-6350. Find more information here. All ecoEXPLORERS will receive 5 points for attending our Friends Programs. Simply email [email protected] and let us know you attended.

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-NC Snakes

June 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Norman State Park, 759 State Park Rd
Troutman, NC 28166
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Join our partner, Lake Norman State Park, to help celebrate NC State Park’s Year of the Snake! Join a park ranger in a discussion about snakes and meet a real snake. Please meet in the auditorium of the Visitor Center. For more information please call 704-528-6350. Find more information here.  All ecoEXPLORERS will receive 5 points for attending our Friends Programs. Simply email [email protected] and let us know you attended.

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