Hello Adventurers!

Hello, Adventurers!

REGISTRATION is OPEN

for the 2017 Xtreme Roan Adventures

Your choice of 3 ways to register; Online, by mail, or in person.

 Register Online with a credit card or with PayPal.

Register before July 25 and lunch is included with your registration!

 

 

 

Print out the two-page Registration form and mail it in 

Register before July 25 and lunch is included with your registration!

 

 

 

Register in person on Friday evening, July 28 or Saturday morning, July 29

Please let us know how we can make it easier for you.


This is a great time to be on Roan Mountain!

Lots of your friends will be there too!

The Friends of Roan Mountain will be on the porch of the Roan Mountain State Park Visitor’s Center for the 71st Annual Rhododendron Festival. June 17-18.

Come by and say “Hi!”

 

Get ready for some great adventures on July 28 and 29

LINKS: 

Online Registration

Mail-in Registration

Schedule for the Xtreme Roan Adventures

Xtreme Roan Adventures – July 28-29, 2017

Xtreme Roan Adventures – July 28-29, 2017

Print you own XRA poster/schedule HERE

 

Print you own Registration form HERE

 

Butterfly Adventure – 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 29.

Butterfly Adventure at Xtreme Roan Adventures

Join us for the Butterfly Adventure at the

Xtreme Roan Adventures on July 29.

This is just one of the 20+ Adventures and Activities.

Download the Registration-2017-mail-in form.

Send it in early.

Spring Naturalists’ Rally – APRIL 28-29-30, 2017

Spring Naturalists’ Rally – APRIL 28-29-30, 2017

Here is the Kid’s Friendly Schedule for Saturday, April 28, 2017.

<< CLICK HERE >> to download Kids Schedule for the Saturday of the Spring Naturalists’ Rally

Adventure-All-Year: Fall Rally Kid’s Schedule for Saturday, Sept 10

Come join us at the Friends of Roan Mountain 54th Annual Fall Naturalists Rally on the weekend of September 9 -11. The kid’s are welcome too. There are fifteen “kid friendly” activities all weekend.

Adventure-All-Year: Fall Rally Kid’s Schedule for Saturday, Sept 10

Click here for the one page Kid’ Schedule for Saturday, Sept. 10

Nature-Hike-Fall-Rally-2015After you experience one of these Rally weekends, you will know why they are known as the “Best Value in Outdoor Education for the Whole Family.”

Kid’s will enjoy the variety of nature activities. And the parents will appreciate learning more about the natural world of Roan Mountain too.

 

NEW ! ! Underwater Adventure at Xtreme Roan Adventures – July 30, 2016

Underwater Adventure!

Underwater-AdventureHave you ever wondered what lives in the Doe River?

Get a personal introduction at the Xtreme Roan Adventures Underwater Adventure – Saturday – July 30, 2016.

The U.S. Forest Service will train Adventurers in underwater observation. Then they will suit up and get in the river for scientific observation and aquatic study.

** This Adventure is limited in attendance and age. **U.S. Forest Service Snorkeling Program

We are limited to twelve wet-suits and to  Adventurers who are 12 years old or older.

If you are interested, it is important to get your XRA registration in A.S.A.P.

There is a separate U.S.F.S registration packet that also must be completed.

LINKS:

Download Xtreme Roan Adventures Schedule

Download Xtreme Roan Adventures Registration

Friends of Roan Mountain

Mountain Bees and Sky Islands with Eric Rayfield – July 30

Mountain Bees and Sky Islands
with Eric Rayfield – July 30

Eric-Rayfield-SAHC-Roan-Mountain-Naturalists-2016 Would you like to live on a ‘sky island’? Some high elevation bees do. What are high elevation bees? Find out how they differ from the other 5,000 kinds of bees in the world at the Xtreme Roan Adventures -n July 30, 2016 at Roan Mountain State Park.

Eric is the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Roan Naturalist for 2016. His graduate thesis is on High Elevation Bees. (But he can still talk with kids.)

 

<< CLICK ON THE PLAYER ABOVE TO HEAR MORE >> 

LINKS:

Xtreme Roan Adventures SCHEDULE

Xtreme Roan Adventures REGISTRATION

 

Hands-on Experience at the Xtreme Roan Adventures

Young Adventurers get to experience nature and learn by getting “hands-on”.

Free Friday Evening Adventures, July 29, 8:30 p.m. at the Roan Mountain State Park amphitheater.

Saturday, July 30, Adventures begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue at your pace until mid afternoon.

Adults will need to accompany children.

Young Adventurers get Hands-On experience at the Xtreme Roan Adventures Registration is now open.
<<CLICK HERE >>

Exciting Schedule:
<<CLICK HERE>>

(If you can not download the registration or schedule, contact me. ~ Ken)

The Xtreme Roan Adventures is a “get kids outdoors” event from the Friends of Roan Mountain.

Children ages 3 to 15 will enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities.

Adventure All Year – Wildlife Weekend at Steele Creek Park Nature Center

Wildlife Weekend
at Steele Creek Park Nature Center

Your Adventure for October. 

Steele-Creek-Park-Nature-Center-Wildlife-Weekend-Oct-9-10-b

 

Our good friends at Steele Creek Park Nature Center are having their 18th Annual Wildlife Weekend at Steele Creek Park Nature Center on October 9 and 10, 2015.

This is outdoor education for the whole family on Friday evening and all day Saturday. Lots of “Adventures” to choose from.

Friday, October 9

6:30 p.m. – Welcome Reception

7:00 p,m, – Photography Show featuring local amateur photographers with awards and reception sponsored by Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center & Park

7:00 pm – “Capturing Nature with Your Camera” with Chris Duncan

Saturday, October 10 – Hikes and Walks

8:30 am – Early Bird Walk with Bristol Bird Club

9:00 am – Bird Banding with Richard Lewis and Rack Cross

10:00 am – Animal Tracking with Marty Silver

11:30 am – Mushroom Foray with Gabriel Zeiger

12:45 pm – Snake Talk & Walk with Connie Deegan

2:30 pm – Geology Hike with Jeremy Stout

Saturday’s Ongoing Exhibits & Activities (10:00 am – 1:00 pm)

● Fossils with J.R. Arnold
● Bugs with Eric Smith
● Skins & Skulls
● Steele Creek Herbarium
● Birds of Prey with Bays Mountain
● Bristol Bird Club Hands on Regional Museum
● Nature Crafts with Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center & Park

For more information Call (423-989-5616) or visit the Nature Center for more details.
Check-in for all activities is at the Steele Creek Park Lodge.
Bring your own lunch and enjoy the beauty of Steele Creek Park.

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