Wilderness Wildlife Week January 24th - 31, 2015

Dec 04, 2014

Wilderness Wildlife Week January 24th - 31, 2015

25th Wilderness Wildlife Week set for Jan. 24-31

The popular Wilderness Wildlife Week is back for its 25th year at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge.

Open to the public and completely free, thousands of nature lovers from all over attend the event with programs celebrating the “features, creatures and cultures of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and surrounding region.”Wilderness-wildlife-week

Exhibits, performances, workshops, classes, walks and talks that are both informative and entertaining are included.

The International Festival and Events Association has recognized the event for its environmental and educational efforts.

There are activities for all ages: The Kids’ Track program consists of a series of informative and activity-filled workshops where children will have the opportunity to learn more about nature in unique and fun ways.

For music lovers, there are different musical presentations each day that will highlight the Appalachian region. Attendees can listen to old-time mountain ballads, hymns, bluegrass and traditional mountain instruments.

Programs typically start each day around 8 a.m. and end around 7:30 p.m., when the day’s keynote program starts.

Participants are encouraged to come and go as they please between the exhibits and programs.

All workshops, lectures, panel discussions, slide/video presentations and hike sign-ups will take place at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, located at 2986 Teaster Lane.

The information desk is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, visit www.mypigeonforge.com/events.

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Doug Shanks


By Doug Shanks a Smoky Mountain blogger and writes about things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Area interests include hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, shopping, and family fun.

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