Wilderness Wildlife Week

Subscribe to A Day In The Smokies  Get ready for the 21st Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week

January 8th – 15th, come join over 100 experts for a week of education and fun!  The whole family can participate in this special event for FREE in Pigeon Forge at the Music Road Hotel and Convention Center.   Over 175 seminars, lectures, and hands-on workshops are offered as well as over 50 hikes! 

Here are some programs that I am looking forward to!

Chimney Tops

Rock Formations of the Smokies
Saturday, January 8th, 9 – 10 am
Sunday, January 9th, 1 – 2pm
Harry Moore
Geological past of the Smoky Mountains
  

Kids Track: Kiddin Around
Sunday, January 9th, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Lost Mill String Band
Hands On introduction to Mountain Music and Instruments; Limit 20, must pre-register at information desk

 dragonflyWinged Things
Tuesday, January 11, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
W.C. and Glenna Julian and Lois English 
They will show how many winged things, dragonflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators are in our gardens and how to attract them.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park: An Overview & History
Monday, January 10th, 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Wilma Durpo
Pictorial overview of prominent places in the park and park information, history, culture, & stories.

Leave No FootprintsLeave No Trace
Monday, January 10th, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Pamela Rodgers & Mike Braun
Presenting the ethics of leaving no trace in the outdoors.

Cas Walker Tails
Monday, January 10th, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Mike & Kathy Gwinn
Mr. Cas Walker- “The Ole Coon Hunter”: Stories and songs about an East Tennessee Legend.

AppalachiafestAppalachiafest
Tuesday, January 11th, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
A Musical Celebration of Our Heritage
5:00 – 6:30 pm- Great Smoky Mountain Inhabitants & Their Music by Boogertown Gap
6:45 – 7:15 pm- Tony Thomas
7:30 pm- Carolina Bluegrass Boys
Clogging with Appalachian Cloggers, Attendees welcome to join in the fun!

Wildflowers of Tennessee
Wednesday, January 12th, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Jack Carman
Wildflowers of Tennessee

Boogertown GapLearn to Play the Washboard, Spoons, and Fiddle Sticks
Friday, January 14th, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Boogertown Gap
Limit 12 participants- must pre-register at information table

A Year In The Life of the Black Bear
Saturday, January 15th, 9:00 – 10:00 am
David Whitehead
We know you love those Black Bears!

A Cades Cove Childhood
Saturday, January 15th, 1:00 – 2:15 pm
J.C. & Margaret McCaulley
A Cades Cove Childhood

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