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Animal Encounter with Carlton Burke
Naturalist, Carlton Burke will visit FENCE and will bring along some of his educational animals for the program. This is sure to be a great event for all ages! “The Southern Appalachian Mountains are home to an incredible diversity of both plant and animal life. Form the high ridges to the low valleys, the varied topography of these mountains combine to create a unique blend of plant and animal communities. In this program you will meet some of the natural residents who make their home in the Appalachian Wild!” This program is made possible by the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation.
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Kid's Nature Club
Beginning this month, FENCE will have a “Kids Nature Club” once a month and will offer different themes monthly with accompanying activities for the kids. These activities will be both fun and educational aimed to engage children between the ages of 5 and 12. The “Kids Nature Club” will be offered free and open to the public and will be held on a drop in basis. Families are encouraged to bring their kids to FENCE to explore our five miles of trails and stop into FENCE to participate in our nature activities. This month’s theme being Animal Tracks and Traces. Kids will learn about some of the animals that call the woods at FENCE home and the tracks and traces that will be left behind by these animals.
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Full Moon Hike
The Full Snow Moon will illuminate the sky Friday, February 10th. A guided hike starts at the FENCE Center at 6 pm to enjoy the sunset then ventures into the woods for a moonlit hike lead by AmeriCorps member Britney Tatters.
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Full Moon Hike
The Full Worm Moon will illuminate the sky. A guided hike starts at the FENCE Center at 7pm to enjoy the sunset then ventures into the woods for a moonlit hike lead by AmeriCorps member Britney Tatters. During the hike the history behind the March full moon many names and meanings will be discussed. All are encouraged to attend this free guided hike. Please dress appropriate for the weather as it will be chilly. Hot cocoa will be provided.
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Earth Day Hike
Meet at the FENCE center for a leisurely hike through the trails on FENCE property. AmeriCorps member, Michael McClure will lead this hike, focusing on different things encountered along the trails. Families with elementary aged children are encouraged to attend to get out, explore, and enjoy nature on Earth Day. We hope to see you for this great family friendly hike!
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Mountain Laurel Hike at FENCE
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Kid's Nature Club
The activities offered will be both fun and educational aimed to engage children between the ages of 5 and 12. The “Kids Nature Club” will be offered free and open to the public and will be held on a drop in basis, so adults should plan to accompany their children while at FENCE. Families are encouraged to bring their kids by for the “Kids Nature Club” but also spend some time during their visit exploring the trails. This month’s theme is Insects. Kids will get a chance to investigate some insects and create an insect themed craft.
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Kid's Nature Club
The activities offered will be both fun and educational aimed to engage children between the ages of 5 and 12. The “Kids Nature Club” will be offered free and open to the public and will be held on a drop in basis, so adults should plan to accompany their children while at FENCE. Families are encouraged to bring their kids by for the “Kids Nature Club” but also spend some time during their visit exploring the trails.
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Gardening Seminar
“Graceful Grasses” with Linda Cobb, Master Gardener and Garden Author.
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New FENCE Executive Director
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