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Free Workshops Offered at Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in August

  • 19 July 2018
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BREVARD, N.C. (July 19, 2018) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels throughout the month of August. Online registration is required for the workshops, which are open on a first-come, first-served basis.

Aug. 9 – Snorkeling in the Stream from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open to ages eight to 15.

Aug. 11 – Fly-tying for the Beginner from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Open to ages 12 and older.

Aug. 13 ­– Aug. 17 – A Week in the Woods daily from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Open to ages eight to 15.

Aug. 18 – Trapping 101 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to ages 12 and older.

Aug. 20 ­– Aug. 24 – A Week in the Creek daily from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Open to ages six to 10.

Aug. 21 – Aug. 22 – Hunter Education Course from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Open to all ages.

Aug. 23 – Casting for Beginners: Level I from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to ages 12 and older.

Aug. 24 – Tackle Rigging for Fly-Fishing from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Open to ages 12 and older.

Aug. 25 and Aug. 31 – Nature Nuts: Woodpeckers from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Open to ages four to seven.

Aug. 25 and Aug. 31 – Eco Explorers: Monarchs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Open to ages eight to 13.

Aug. 29 – Intro to Fly-Fishing: Lake Fishing from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to ages 12 and older.

In addition to the open-enrollment programs listed above, the Commission offers group programs. Groups of 10 or more can schedule the date, time and topic of the program by calling 828-877-4423.

The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is located near Brevard, just south of Asheville, by the Davidson River in Transylvania County. The center features nature trails and five large aquariums representing aquatic mountain habitats. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday from December through March, and Monday through Saturday from April through November.

For more information on the Wildlife Commission’s wildlife education centers and other activities and events, visit ncwildlife.org/learning.

Media Contact:

Lee Sherrill
828-877-4423

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