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Xtreme Roan Adventures Schedule

July 29 & 30, 2016


2016 Xtreme Roan Adventures – Youth Naturalists’ Rally Schedule

Friday Night – July 29

Dinosaurs with Jeremy Stout from Steele Creek Park

Spider Hunt with “TJ” Jones from E.T,S.U. Dept of Biology

Moth Party with Larry McDaniel, Naturalists from the Nature Center at Steele Creek Park.

Nature Sounds at Night with Roan Mountain Interpretive Park Ranger


At the Amphitheater

Saturday – July 30


8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Welcome.


9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Adventure 1 – (75 minute) – Junior Adventure – Girl Scout Troop #263  from Kingsport, TN.

Adventure 2 – (75 minute) – Snakes Adventure with Connie Deegan.

Adventure 3 – (75 minute) – Wet Rocks Geology with Jeremy Stout – (bring creek shoes and change                           of socks & shoes) Go here to listen to a preview the Wet Rocks Geology Adventure.

Adventure 4 – (75 minute) – Salamander Safari  – R.M.S.P. Interpretive Ranger Kyle.

Adventure 5 – (75 minute) – Discover Birds with Birders Jean and Brookie Potter.

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Adventure 6 – (75 minute) – Junior Adventure – with Jennifer Stout.

Adventure 7 – (75 Minute) – Spider Adventure – with TJ Jones

Adventure 8 – (75 minute) – Wet and Wild Creek Ecology – with Gary Barrigar and Cathy Landry       .                      (bring creek shoes and change of socks & shoes).

                        Go here to listen to a preview of the Wet and Wild Adventure

 Adventure 9 – (75 minute) – Animal Tracking with Joe McGuiness from the U.S. Forest Service.

Adventure 10 – ( 75 minute) – Creepy Crawlers with Cade Campbell, Master Naturalist. 

Adventure 11 – (75 minute) – Bee Adventure with Eric Rayfield, the SAHC  Roan Naturalists.


 At the Conference Center:

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Activity  12 – Nature Crafts with  Tracy Campbell and Bettye Boone.

Adventure 13 – Birds of Prey with Frank and Doreen Read from Bays Mountain Park.

Adventure 14 – Reptiles with Eric Rayfield from Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

Adventure 15 – Wildlife Helper Adventure with Denise Shadduck. 

Adventure 16 – Fossil Casting with Dr. Mick Whitelaw from E.T.S.U. Dept of GeoSciences.

Adventure  17 – Leave No Trace – Alice Cohen U.S. Forest Service


LUNCH    in Conference Center


1:30 – until  ( you can stop any time  but we usually are finished by 4:30 p.m. )

and more . . . .

Adventure 18 – Owl Pellet Dissection with Janet Brown and Heather Jones.

Adventure 19 (until . . . ) – Butterflies with Nancy Barrigar and Aubrie Abernathy.

                Go here to listen to a preview of the Butterfly Adventure.

Adventure 20 (until . . ) – Appalachian Trail Hike and Leave No Trace over the Grassy Balds

                                       (1 – 3 mile round trip) Todd Eastin, Jamey Donaldson,

Adventure 21 – Underwater Adventure  – Limited to kids 12 years old and Limited to twelve                                                     Adventurers. Leader – U.S. Forest Service Marcia Carter


Click here to download and print the Saturday Schedule.



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Schedule — 3 Comments

  1. My kids and I participated in this the year before last and had an absolute blast. The organizers do an excellent job of making things fun and exiciting for the kids. The naturalists are very knowledgeable (and friendly!). I hope to participate again this year!

  2. Hey Chris, We are glad you had a blast. We did too. That’s why we are looking forward to another Xtreme Roan Adventures. We really hope you can make it and bring your friends. -‘see you on the mountain. – Ken and Larry

  3. I have a 1 year old that I can “backpack” on any of the hikes. Am I allowed to bring her to the other programs? If so, do I need to register her and pay for her? Thanks!!!