Discover Blue Ridge Parkway Summer Programs for June 22 – 23; All are Free and Open to the Public

Published Monday, June 18, 2012 at 10:40 am

June 18, 2012. Blue Ridge Parkway Summer Programs

  

Friday, June 22

Linville Falls Campground Amphitheater – Milepost 316

 

2 p.m. – H2Olympics

Discover more about water with science experiments and friendly competition.

7:30 p.m. – War of 1812: The Snap Dragon

Celebrate the bicentennial of what’s been called America’s Second War for Independence by learning the story of Captain Otway Burns. His statue overlooking the picturesque mountain bearing his name proclaims “He guarded well our seas, let our mountains honor him.”

Approximately 45 minutes in length

 

Crabtree Falls Campground Amphitheater- Milepost 340

7:30 p.m. – The Fabulous Skunk

Camping gives visitors a chance to see and hear unfamiliar wildlife. Some we fear unnecessarily; a little understanding and the scary becomes a friend.

Approximately 45 minutes in length

 

Saturday, June 23

Linville Falls Campground Amphitheater – Milepost 316

 

11 a.m. – H2Olympics

Discover more about water with science experiments and friendly competition.

7:30 p.m. – Conservation Success

What do Black Bear, Wild Turkey, White-tailed Deer and Beaver have in common? All are conservation successes, once nearly extinct, through conservation efforts all are back and thriving.

Approximately 45 minutes in length

 

Crabtree Falls Campground Amphitheater- Milepost 340

7:30 p.m. – Wilderness Skills: A Campfire Program

Don’t know how to build a fire? Don’t worry; learn how to construct a fire, the various uses of campfires, and why building one is an important skill to know.

Approximately 45 minutes in length

 

All programs are free and open to the public.

 

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