Outreach Programs

Moving the mountain—to you.

There’s nothing that quite compares with walking Grandfather Mountain’s slopes and forests. But that’s not always possible. Staff naturalists are happy to bring their expertise and enthusiasm about everything unique and amazing about Grandfather to a location convenient to you.

Outreach programs are available between November 1 and March 31.

Programs

Choose from a wide variety of program topics, from birds and butterflies to weather, or let us customize a program to fit your group’s specific interests and size. Please note that smaller groups will receive a more hands-on experience. The Director of Education Jesse Pope, 828-733-3224, will be happy to discuss your group’s needs.

Pricing

$75 fee per 1-hour program for travel to surrounding counties (Avery, Watauga, Ashe, Mitchell, Alleghany, Yancey, Burke, Caldwell, Wilkes and McDowell Counties as well as Carter County, TN)

$75 fee per 1-hour program plus a mileage fee for all other locations

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  • I was amazed with the scenery and the way the mountains just made my mouth drop in awe and wonder.  I have began hiking as a hobby lately after having a major back surgery in January 2010.  Now after coming there I have a new goal to hike up MacRae Peak so we will be coming back in a few months  and hopefully bring more people with us.  We really enjoyed the natural habitat and the bears. You people really know how to entertain us. The staff was very very and a special thanks to Jill on top of the Mountain at the Swinging Bridge for explaining the points and mountains to us.  She is to be my tour guide when I come back !
    Kent
    Troutman, NC
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