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 Mountain 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. Chief Naturalist Mickey Shortt at (828) 733-4326 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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  • My wife and I along with our daughter, son in law and grand daughter recently visited the mountains and one of the highlights was our trip the Grandfather Mt. The reason it was great was because everything is handicap accessible.  My wife is wheelchair bound and we were able to include her in everything even the bridge. She was so happy because she was able to tell everyone the story of the first time she ever walked across the bridge and how it was made of wood. The animal park was the best and the highlight for our grand daughter. We were on vacation for a week and the trip to Grandfather was the last day and we truly saved the best for last. Thank you for all you do to make this State Treasure open to all.
    Cliff
    Chocowinity, NC
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