Gazers of the Galaxies!
Every Friday night in May and June – Registration Required!
$20 per person
$10 children 6-13
Have you ever gazed up at the night sky and wondered what’s out there? Join us at Brasstown Bald for a unique view of the night sky from our tower above the clouds. Our local Astronomer Alex Langoussis will guide us through the cosmos, around constellations and let us use his telescope to view stars, planets and more. Be a “Guardian of the Galaxy” learn about our night sky from the tallest spot in Georgia!
Appalachian Trail Day
FREE PROGRAM with park entry
Ever wonder what life is like on the Appalachian Trail?
What do you carry? What do you see? How did it come to be?
Join us in celebrating the Appalachian Trail by hearing stories from thru hikers and trail builders; Watch an Emmy nominated AT film; Feel the weight of living on the trail through our pack demos; Hike through 14 states on our mini-AT; Learn about the history of the AT in Georgia; Be part of the AT community!
Mobile Archaeology Bus
FREE PROGRAM with entry fee
Meet Georgia Archaeologists and discover Georgia’s hidden heritage aboard the mobile archaeology bus!
The ArchaeoBus is a traveling emissary for the Society for Georgia Archaeology, bringing educational programs to kids and adults around the state. The bus will be parked at Brasstown Bald where visitors can tour the displays in the bus and participate in programs and workshops.
Geology and Natural Communities Talk & Walk
FREE PROGRAM with Entry Fee
400 million years ago…..that’s how we will begin as two authors team up to reveal the geology of the Brasstown Bald area and how it influences plants and animals!
Geologist Dr. Bill Witherspoon, co-author of Roadside Geology of Georgia and biogeographer Dr. Leslie Edwards, co-author of Natural Communities of Georgia, will present a slide talk, “A Window through Time: Geology and Nature at Georgia’s Highest Summit,” followed by a book signing and a walk along the mountain.
Forest to Faucets
Cold crystal clear water rises up from the ground and flows down the mountain sides of Brasstown Bald and to the rivers Hiawassee, Tennessee, Ohio, Mississippi, and finally into the Gulf of Mexico. This is the water you drink, swim and bathe in, and eventually ocean creatures will live in. How does your daily life affect the quality our water? Come find out from the Hiawassee Watershed Coalition’s walk & talk program “Forest to Faucets.”
Rattlesnakes of Appalachia
Rattlesnakes are some of the last predators left in the Blue Ridge Mountains and they are local residents to Brasstown Bald Mountain. On June 10, Dr. Chris Jenkins, CEO of the Orianne Society and snake researcher, will present a slide talk “Rattlesnakes of Appalachia” along with one of our native slithery friends. This is not to be missed!
FREE with Park Admission
Ages: Suitable for ages
Max people: 42