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Xtreme Roan Adventures Schedule

July 28 & 29, 2017


2017 Xtreme Roan Adventures – Youth Naturalists’ Rally Schedule

Friday Night – July 28

8:15 the R.M.S.P. Amphirtheater

Encounters of the Eight-Legged Kind Stage Show with Dr. “TJ” Jones from E.T,S.U. Dept of Biology

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 29


8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Welcome.


9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

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

Adventure 2 – (75 minute) – Salamander  Adventure with Lance Jesse from Steele Creek Park                                    Nature Center.

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) – Wild Animal Safari  – Master Naturalist Cade Campbell.

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

Adventure 6 – Nature’s Toolbox Adventure with Marty Silver from Warrior’s Path State Park in                                   Kingsport TN

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Adventure 7 – (75 minute) – Junior Adventure – with Jennifer Stout.

Adventure 8 – (75 Minute) – Spider Adventure – with TJ Jones

Adventure 9 – (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 10 – (75 minute) – Animal Tracking with Joe McGuiness from the U.S. Forest Service.

                         Go here to listen to a preview with Joe McGuiness

Adventure 11 – ( 75 minute) – Native Bee Adventure with Eric Rayfield. from Appalachian State                                       University. 

At the Conference Center:

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Adventure 12 – Monarchs: from Maine to Mexico with Rachael Lowman.

Activity  13 – Nature Crafts with  Tracy Campbell, Bettye Boone, and Sheri Rhudy.

Adventure 14 – Birds of Prey with Frank and Doreen Read from Bays Mountain Park.

Adventure 15 – Reptiles with Naturalist Eric Rayfield from Appalachian State University

Adventure 16- Wildlife Helper Adventure with Denise Shadduck and May’s Wildlife Rehab. 

Adventure 17 – Fossil Casting with Dr. Mick Whitelaw from E.T.S.U. Dept of GeoSciences.

Adventure 18 – Owls with Roan Mountain State Park Ranger Meg Guy

LUNCH    in Conference Center

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

and more . . . .

Activity 19 – Owl Pellet Dissection with Janet Brown.

Adventure 20 (until . . . ) – Butterflies with Nancy Barrigar, Aubrie Abernathy, and Rachael Lowman.

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

Adventure 21 (until . . ) – Blueberry Hike Adventure – over the Grassy Balds with Jamey Donaldson,                              and Ken Turner  (1 – 3 mile round trip).

Adventure 22 – Underwater Adventure  – Limited to kids 12 years old and Limited to twelve                                                     Adventurers. Leader –  Marcia Carter from the U.S. Forest Service.


Click here to download and print the Saturday Schedule.

Click here for the OnLine Registration Page

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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!!!