Free nature adventures for middle and high school students with Buncombe County Soil and Water Educators

Press release from Buncombe County Soil and Water Educators

Join Buncombe County Soil and Water Educators for WILD Excursions this summer! These outdoor education experiences are FREE and are for middle and high school students. Part service learning, part experiential education, participants will walk away with an appreciation for the region’s natural wonders. Events are either on-site at the Buncombe County Soil and Water Office (49 Mt. Carmel Rd. 28806) OR no-cost transportation will be provided starting from the same location. Transportation is limited.

Contact Rose Wall and Jen Knight for more details:

Service Learning: Invasive Species Removal in Bog Forest

Want to help restore a unique forest habitat? Join us as we partner with Mountain True Ecologist Bob Gale to remove invasive Japanese stiltgrass from a bog forest in the Bent Creek area off the Blue Ridge Parkway. This project is hand-pulling only, no herbicides will be used.

Thursday, Aug. 4, 9:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Limited no-cost transportation available from 49 Mt. Carmel Rd.

To bring: water, snacks, weather appropriate clothing, sunscreen/bug spray

Reserve your spot here

Triple Falls Hike

Join us on a 3-mile hike in the DuPont State Recreational Forest. Educators and naturalists, Jen Knight and Rose Wall, will point out the many wonders of the forest including plants, wildlife, water and geology. This trail loop features multiple waterfalls where we plan to rest, picnic and explore! We will take a slow to moderate pace, but participants for this event should be able to hike over moderately rough terrain for a distance of 3 miles.

Saturday, Aug. 6, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Limited no-cost transportation available from 49 Mt. Carmel Rd.

To bring: water, snacks and lunch, sunscreen/bug spray

Reserve your spot here

BioBlitz! at Ag & Land Resources

Help us make our first catalog of plants and animals found at the Land and Agricultural Resources Gardens and Nature Trail while learning how to use the app-based tool iNaturalist.

Wednesday, Aug. 10, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

To bring: water and snacks, sunscreen/bug spray

Reserve your spot here 

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