Wilderness Wildlife Week- 2012

Subscribe to A Day In The SmokiesThe 22nd Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week will be Jan 7 – 14 in Pigeon Forge, at the Music Road Hotel & Convention Center. This is a GREAT event for the whole family, and it’s all free!! It opens with a keynote address from Bob Ebsen, the executive director of the Wildlife Science Center, and continues throughout the week with tons of workshops and lectures, more than 50 guided walks and hikes, Appalachia Fest music, and even a photography contest! Don’t miss out!

Read More About Fall Color In The SmokiesYou can view pages and pages of the amazing workshops and lectures available! Here are just a few of the ones that look interesting to me, just to get you a little excited too!

Discovering October Roads
Sat, Jan 7, 10:30am – 11:30am
View Fall Colors of East Tennessee

Beginning Mountain Dulcimer
Sat, Jan 7, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Must Pre-register

Read More About Wildflowers In The SmokiesWildflowers of the Smokies
Sun, Jan 8, 10:30am – 11:30am

Leave No Trace
Mon, Jan 9, 10:30am – 11:30am
Presenting the ethics of leaving no trace in the outdoors

Up and Down the Valley: Cades Cove
Mon, Jan 9, 11:00am – noon
Learn about the people of Cades Cove from the early 1830s to the early 1930s  

We Love Cades Cove!Basket Making
Mon, Jan 9, 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Echoes of the Smokies: Spirit of the Black Bear
Tues, Jan 10, 10:45am – 11:45am

Introduction to Tracking People in the Outdoors
Thurs, Jan 12, 8:00am – 11:00am

Native American Stories
Thurs, Jan 12, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Bears, Bears, Bears!!Bears 101
Thurs, Jan 12, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Their lives and interactions with humans

Managing the Search Function
Fri, Jan 13, 7:00am – 11:00am
Study some of the Smokies’ most famous search & rescue operations

For detailed information on all the wonderful things available as a part of the Wilderness Wildlife Week, visit their site!

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