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June 1-30
Support Our Wildlife Ambassadors
ROAN MOUNTAIN STATE PARK

All Month
Price:

* $10.00 / Feeds one bird a day
* $20.00 / Feeds two birds a day
* $30.00 / Feeds three birds a day
* $40.00 / Feeds four birds a day
* $50.00 / Feeds five birds a day
At Roan Mountain, we house, care for, and educate the public on a variety of native animals. We work under an educational permit from TWRA. Currently, we care for three birds of prey and several snakes! As you can imagine, caring for these animals is costly, as their food and health care are a specialty!
All of our animals are non-releasable for a variety of reasons. We frequently program with these animals and never charge for educational programs when using them. Here is your opportunity to support our educational wildlife program and help us care for these animals!
All donations will go to purchase food, pay vet bills, purchase gloves, tethers, falconry equipment, aquarium bedding, and to improve and build more housing facilities for our non-releasable birds of prey.
To donate click the green “Register for Event” button at the right. Your donation is a one-time payment. If you wish to cover more than one day, update the “quantity” you wish to donate, or simply return to this page in future months.
Thank you for supporting our Wildlife Ambassadors at Roan Mountain State Park!

Monday, June 20 – June 24
2022 Junior Ranger Camp, Ages 8-11 – Price is $50/Age 8-11, L shirt size, $50/Age 8-11, M shirt size, $50/Age 8-11, S shirt size, $50/Age 8- 11, XL shirt size, $50/Age 8-11, XS shirt size. Learn about safety, plants, animals, bugs, astronomy, environmental stewardship, history and more! At the conclusion of the week each participant will be sworn in as an official Junior Ranger for Tennessee State Parks at our graduation ceremony and banquet.
Camp begins at 8:30am and ends by noon, Monday through Thursday. Our graduation ceremony and party will take place Friday night from 6-8:30pm at the park Conference Center. An optional night hike will be offered Friday Night after the banquet (families welcome).
Registration fee of $50 includes a t-shirt, daily snacks, and a fun awards celebration on Friday night.
Registrants will receive additional paperwork via email including a liability waiver, medical history form, and information forms for each child, as well as agenda details and pickup & drop off locations for each day.
***Cloudland students may register at a discounted rate of $35 by contacting the park office at 423-547-3900.
Registration open to kids ages 8-11 only.

Thursday, June 23
Tai Chi & Qigong on stage at Anderson Community Park, Roan Mountain, from 4 to 4:45 pm Beginning classes with Master Carol Ann Mitchell. Excellent for your physical, mental and emotional health.

Friday, June 24
Farmstead Fridays – 9 am – 12 Noon – Register for the event. Event is free. Meet at the Miller Farmstead. Join Museum Program Assistant Amanda Morgan and AmeriCorps member Lauren Thompson at the Miller Farmstead to help us maintain the grounds for the 2022 season. No experience is necessary, but volunteers who are experienced with facilities maintenance, farm & gardening work are especially appreciated. Our work may include:

* Gardening & Composting
* Caring for Livestock
* Cleaning and Organizing
Dress for the weather with sturdy footwear, long pants and work gloves (we’ve got loaners if you need them). Tools will be provided, as well as coffee & light refreshments—so bring your own mug to #GoGreenWithUs.

Saturday, June 25
The Roan Mountain Spring Concert Series 2022 will be held from 5 to 6:30 pm at the Anderson Community Park. Performing will be Mountain Rose, a local favorite and one of the top bluegrass bands in the Tri-States area. Their unique stage show and presentation is guaranteed to impress folks of all ages and background. You won’t want to miss this. Bring a lawn chair, spread a blanket, pack a picnic and come enjoy an evening on the Roan.
Doe River Snorkeling Excursion – 1 pm – 3 pm – Meet at Visitor Center Porch. Price is $10/Participant (no gear needed), $20/Participant and Equipment. Register for the event.
Join in a high-elevation snorkeling adventure with Park Ranger Phil Hylen along the Doe River at 1:00PM on Saturday, June 25th. Starting with an intro snorkeling lesson at the Visitor Center Porch, the excursion will lead up the Doe River with various swim holes to explore local fish, crawfish, insects, salamander, and more! Your findings will help determine the health of the Doe River and any new species will be recorded. Be sure to bring close-toed water shoes to protect your feet. Wet suits are not required, but average water temperatures can be below 60 degrees F.
This adventure is limited to 12 people ages 8+. The cost per person is $20.00 if you will be renting snorkeling equipment. If you are bringing your own equipment, the cost of registration is $10.00.

Monday, June 27
Miller Farmstead Tour – 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm – Price $0/Free, $5 Suggested Donation – Meet at the front porch of the Miller Farmstead. The Dave and Louisa Miller family moved to Strawberry Mountain in 1870, where 3 generations of Millers lived for 90 years. The farmhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because it reflects the lifestyle of rural subsistence farmers in Appalachian in the early 20th century.
Meet park staff at the farmstead porch for a guided walk through of the house & outbuildings. Tours are free, but donations are gladly accepted and will be used to improve maintain the farmstead.
Pets are not allowed in the house, with the exception of trained service dogs.

Nature of the Night Adventure – 9 pm – 10:30 pm – Meet at Park headquarters (next to owl exhibits). Price is $5 and register for the event. Join us on the evening of Monday, June 27th from 9:00 – 10:30 PM for an after-hours nature tour through the forests of Roan Mountain State Park. Park Ranger Phil Hylen will lead you through the dark on a 1-mile round trip along our Forest Road Trail in search of some of our amazing nighttime nature. From glow in the dark animals, firefly light shows, and turning over logs and rocks to find some of our park’s most secretive wildlife, this nocturnal prowl is fun for the entire family. This activity is limited to 20 participants at a cost of $5.00 per person. Registered participants will meet at the park Headquarters building (by the owl exhibits) to begin. Guests are encouraged to wear good hiking clothes and to bring water and flashlights.

Thursday, June 30
Miller Farmstead Tour – 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm – Price $0/Free, $5 Suggested Donation – Meet at the front porch of the Miller Farmstead. The Dave and Louisa Miller family moved to Strawberry Mountain in 1870, where 3 generations of Millers lived for 90 years. The farmhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because it reflects the lifestyle of rural subsistence farmers in Appalachian in the early 20th century.
Meet park staff at the farmstead porch for a guided walk through of the house & outbuildings. Tours are free, but donations are gladly accepted and will be used to improve maintain the farmstead.
Pets are not allowed in the house, with the exception of trained service dogs.

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