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Star Gazing
The Foothills Astronomical Society and FENCE invite you to star gaze, and learn about astronomy. These programs are set to begin at sunset. You are encouraged to stay as long as you’d like! Don’t have much knowledge about astronomy? No problem, we have astronomers that are very informative and eager to help you learn more about space!!
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Star Viewing at FENCE
This month in honor of the 4th annual North Carolina Statewide Star Party, FENCE is featuring our resident astronomical group, Foothills Astronomical Society. Once a month members of the Foothills Astronomical Society, typically on the first Friday of the month depending on the weather, come out to FENCE at sunset and set up telescopes on top of Hawk’s Ridge (behind the FENCE center). Foothills Astronomical Society aims to encourage astronomy and space exploration learning throughout the community. Whether you are a first time star gazer or an experienced observer, all are welcome to join the group.
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Storytelling program
*Please register for this program in advance* Nancy Basket tells Cherokee stories of respect from elders and how old legends live, connecting us all to life as we know it now.
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Summer Bird Hike with Aaron Steed
International bird guide, Aaron Steed, will lead a Summer Bird walk on the FENCE property. This guided walk is appropriate for birders of all skill levels. Please remember to bring along comfortable walking shoes, a water bottle, and binoculars if you have them.
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Summer Bird Hike with Aaron Steed
Most of think August is a month in which to stay indoors, but in the bird world, August is a month when many of our local birds decide to begin their southbound journey. Most of our Barn Swallows and Purple Martins are already gone, but, despite the summer heat, birds are slowly moving through our area.
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Summer Hike with Aaron Steed
"Summer is a wonderful time of the year with birds fledging through the warmer months. With an abundance of food and cover, many young birds are around. Tree Swallows and Eastern Bluebirds use the bird houses and Carlina Wren chicks scurry around the FENCE buildings looking for food.
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Talk on Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
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The benefits of time in Nature for Children
Join us at FENCE for a talk about the benefits that children receive from spending time outdoors. This event is free and open to the public. Please register to attend by calling 828-859-9021 or emailing info@fence.org. Face coverings are recommended and extra masks will be available at the event.
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The Foothills Astronomical Society
The Foothills Astronomical Society and FENCE invite you to star gaze, and learn about astronomy. These programs are set to begin at sunset. You are encouraged to stay as long as you’d like! Don’t have much knowledge about astronomy? No problem, we have astronomers that are very informative and eager to help you learn more about space!!
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The Foothills Astronomical Society
The Foothills Astronomical Society and FENCE invite you to star gaze, and learn about astronomy. These programs are set to begin at sunset. You are encouraged to stay as long as you’d like! Don’t have much knowledge about astronomy? No problem, we have astronomers that are very informative and eager to help you learn more about space!!
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