Cradle eclipse day

CRADLE OF FORESTRY — The Cradle of Forestry in America hosts numerous family-friendly activities on their site, including this Saturday’s National Get Outdoors Day event.

This Saturday is National Get Outdoors Day, an event borne from the “Every Kid in the Woods” program to encourage children and adults to explore public lands.

Get Outdoors Day includes numerous opportunities to get outside with local organizations in nearby “naturehoods” to see what the outdoors can offer everyone.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Cradle of Forestry is hosting the Pisgah River Rangers, a group that will be leading a pond exploration to find insects and amphibians at the Cradle’s freshwater pond.

There will also be camping-themed games and activities, and numerous self-guided opportunities for outdoor engagement.

Participants can download the Agents of Discovery app to take part in the Cradle of Forestry in America” and “Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday” self-guided missions, along with Junior Forester workbooks, scavenger hunts and hiking trail excursions.

The Cradle of Forestry in America is located at 11250 Pisgah Highway in Pisgah Forest. Admission to the facility is free during the National Get Outdoors Day celebration.

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