Smithgall Woods State Park

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Smithgall Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Follow the clues to see if you can solve nature puzzles and find a prize. You must answer nature related trivia and complete the designated course around the park to win a prize. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

High Tea Party
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
January is hot tea month. Get out of the cold and warm up with hot teas from around the world. Learn about the tradition of high tea from our very own English Ex-pat Imogen. See how important tea is to various cultures and sample different varieties. Refreshments provided. Please let us know of food allergens. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Handicapped Accessible 
The Great Migration: Winter Salamander Spawning
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 2 PM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
During the winter months a secret is happening deep in the small pools of the forest. Salamanders are coming together by the hundreds to spawn. Learn about this amazing phenomena and the creatures who participate. Visit a vernal pool and possibly catch a glimpse of an adult or egg masses. Meet our resident outreach amphibians. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Survival Preparation and Skills
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This course will consist of a day of classroom instruction (2/04) and one of outside exercises (2/11). The course will include the psychology, planning, and equipment necessary for survival. For ages 12 and up; under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. $40 by January 30th, $45 per day after. $5 parking fee included. 706-878-3087.
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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Survival Preparation and Skills
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This course will consist of a day of classroom instruction (2/04) and one of outside exercises (2/11). The course will include the psychology, planning, and equipment necessary for survival. For ages 12 and up; under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. $40 by January 30th, $45 per day after. $5 parking fee included. 706-878-3087.
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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Close Encounters of the Bird Kind
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 11 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Do you give a hoot about Birds of Prey? Join raptor and wildlife educator Beth Thomson as she introduces you to her flock. This will be an hour long presentation and encounter with birds of prey. Come meet our feathered friends! Limit 30. $10 adult/$5 children $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Flies and Fly Water
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In preparation for the upcoming spring fishing season, we will have a “how to” on fly tying, stream reading, casting, and more. Come at 9:30 to hear a presentation on Stream Entomology (aka stream critters) by an Interpretive Ranger at Smithgall Woods. $10/adult $5/Child $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Sweep the Hooch
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
We will be partnering with Chattahoochee Riverkeepers and Hardman Farm Historic Site to do a river clean-up of the Chattahoochee. We invite you to keep our rivers clean and beautiful by picking up trash along the Chattahoochee. We will meet at Hardman Farm parking lot. 706-878-3087.
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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Woof in the Woods
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Smithgall Woods for a day of canine companionship. Enjoy canine-related fun and activities, such as pet related vendors, law enforcement canines, adoptable pets from Smithgall Animal Shelter and more. Finish the day by taking your dog on a hike on one of our many canine friendly trails. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Native American Cultures and Medicinal Plants
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This event will consist of a brief talk about Native American culture in Northeast Georgia and will be followed by a hike looking at medicinal plants used by these cultures. Please call (706) 878-3087 to register. $7 adult pre-paid by April 20th/$10 after. $7/$10 Adult $5/$7 Child $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Monday, June 5, 2017

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 5, 2017 until Jul 24, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, an eight week training in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion will be offered. Courses cover ornithology, herpetology, hydrology, and many other topics. $200 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Kids Day at the Park
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 10 AM to 2 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Bring your kids and their endless imaginations for a fun day of learning and play at Smithgall. There will be outdoor games, arts & crafts, exhibits, and much more. Bring your sack lunch. $10 parking per vehicle. 706-878-3087.
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Monday, June 12, 2017

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 12, 2017 until Jul 24, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, an eight week training in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion will be offered. Courses cover ornithology, herpetology, hydrology, and many other topics. $200 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Monday, June 19, 2017

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 19, 2017 until Jul 24, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, an eight week training in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion will be offered. Courses cover ornithology, herpetology, hydrology, and many other topics. $200 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Junior Ranger Camp
9 AM - 12 PM from Jun 19, 2017 until Jun 23, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This five day camp explores the Georgia State Parks Junior Ranger program. Campers earn their first badge in the series by honing their observation skills in the park. Activities include a live reptile program, hiking, nature watching, crafts, and recreational activities. A snack will be included. For ages 6-12. Register in advance. $60 per child/$70 if paid after June 12th. 706-878-3087.
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Junior Ranger Camp
9 AM - 12 PM from Jun 20, 2017 until Jun 23, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This five day camp explores the Georgia State Parks Junior Ranger program. Campers earn their first badge in the series by honing their observation skills in the park. Activities include a live reptile program, hiking, nature watching, crafts, and recreational activities. A snack will be included. For ages 6-12. Register in advance. $60 per child/$70 if paid after June 12th. 706-878-3087.
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Junior Ranger Camp
9 AM - 12 PM from Jun 21, 2017 until Jun 23, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This five day camp explores the Georgia State Parks Junior Ranger program. Campers earn their first badge in the series by honing their observation skills in the park. Activities include a live reptile program, hiking, nature watching, crafts, and recreational activities. A snack will be included. For ages 6-12. Register in advance. $60 per child/$70 if paid after June 12th. 706-878-3087.
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Junior Ranger Camp
9 AM - 12 PM from Jun 22, 2017 until Jun 23, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This five day camp explores the Georgia State Parks Junior Ranger program. Campers earn their first badge in the series by honing their observation skills in the park. Activities include a live reptile program, hiking, nature watching, crafts, and recreational activities. A snack will be included. For ages 6-12. Register in advance. $60 per child/$70 if paid after June 12th. 706-878-3087.
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Friday, June 23, 2017

Junior Ranger Camp
9 AM - 12 PM from Jun 23, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This five day camp explores the Georgia State Parks Junior Ranger program. Campers earn their first badge in the series by honing their observation skills in the park. Activities include a live reptile program, hiking, nature watching, crafts, and recreational activities. A snack will be included. For ages 6-12. Register in advance. $60 per child/$70 if paid after June 12th. 706-878-3087.
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Monday, June 26, 2017

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 26, 2017 until Jul 24, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, an eight week training in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion will be offered. Courses cover ornithology, herpetology, hydrology, and many other topics. $200 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Monday, July 3, 2017

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 3, 2017 until Jul 24, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, an eight week training in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion will be offered. Courses cover ornithology, herpetology, hydrology, and many other topics. $200 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Monday, July 10, 2017

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 10, 2017 until Jul 24, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, an eight week training in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion will be offered. Courses cover ornithology, herpetology, hydrology, and many other topics. $200 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Monday, July 17, 2017

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 17, 2017 until Jul 24, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, an eight week training in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion will be offered. Courses cover ornithology, herpetology, hydrology, and many other topics. $200 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Monday, July 24, 2017

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 24, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, an eight week training in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion will be offered. Courses cover ornithology, herpetology, hydrology, and many other topics. $200 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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