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  1. A Sorting Ceremony for Animal Lovers (NPS Ranger Program)

    August 24, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Explore Park

    Have you ever wanted to be sorted into your special house? Do you love animals and want to explore the wonders of their natural habitats? Join a National Park Ranger for a hike that takes you into the magical world of animal life and ends with your very own sorting ceremony. This program is designed for children and their families. Available Dates:

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  2. Beginner Obedience & Good Manners (Ages 18+)

    August 24, 2019, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Want a dog who listens better? In this basic training course, dog parents will learn how to best communicate with their dogs in order to teach them good manners. Positive reinforcement training methods are used to teach the following behaviors: touch, look, sit, down, stand, come, settle, wait, take it, loose-leash walking, plus more. Other topics include parent separation, agility exercises, impulse control, and canine communication. Dogs must complete either Puppy Kindergarten or be at least 6 months old. Six week course taught by High Hopes Dog Training.

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  3. Sunday Afternoon Programs with a NPS Ranger

    August 24, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Explore Park

    Join a National Park Service Ranger for an afternoon program inside the Visitor Center We'll alternate between a crafting program and a ranger chat every other week. Topics may vary.

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  4. Saturday Night Campfire & Craft

    August 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Explore Park

    Whether you're camping at Explore Park, or just want to get away from it all, we invite you to warm up by the fire every Saturday evening throughout the summer. Bring a song or story to share and relax in the beauty of nature. Drop by for any part of this event and join the fun.

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  5. Outdoor Vendor Workshops at Explore Park

    August 25, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Explore Park

    Ask the experts! Every Sunday afternoon we're bringing in pros from local outdoor gear shops, training facilities, recreation clubs and more to educate you for the next adventure. Topics vary weekly but may include such informative subjects as ultra-light backpacking, river trip planning, fishing equipment demos, gear selection tips and much more. A complete list of topics will be available at the Visitor Center and on social media.

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  6. Stargazing & Astronomy Program (with National Park Service)

    August 25, 2019, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Explore Park

    Blue Ridge Parkway overlooks near Explore Park are some of the best places in our region to observe the night sky! Astronomy enthusiast Michael Overacker will join our National Park Service ranger for an interactive star watching experience. All programs will meet at the Pine Mountain overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway spur connecting Milepost 115 with Explore Park

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  7. Challenge Hike (NPS Ranger Program)

    August 31, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Explore Park

    Challenge your family and yourself by coming on a longer and more strenuous hike with a National Park Ranger. Explore the more remote trails of Explore Park. Meant for older kids and adults. Bring water and snacks and wear closed-toed shoes.

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  8. Beginner Obedience & Good Manners (Ages 18+)

    August 31, 2019, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Want a dog who listens better? In this basic training course, dog parents will learn how to best communicate with their dogs in order to teach them good manners. Positive reinforcement training methods are used to teach the following behaviors: touch, look, sit, down, stand, come, settle, wait, take it, loose-leash walking, plus more. Other topics include parent separation, agility exercises, impulse control, and canine communication. Dogs must complete either Puppy Kindergarten or be at least 6 months old. Six week course taught by High Hopes Dog Training.

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  9. Sunday Afternoon Programs with a NPS Ranger

    August 31, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Explore Park

    Join a National Park Service Ranger for an afternoon program inside the Visitor Center We'll alternate between a crafting program and a ranger chat every other week. Topics may vary.

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  10. Saturday Night Campfire & Craft

    August 31, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Explore Park

    Whether you're camping at Explore Park, or just want to get away from it all, we invite you to warm up by the fire every Saturday evening throughout the summer. Bring a song or story to share and relax in the beauty of nature. Drop by for any part of this event and join the fun.

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