Take Part in a Program!

Become inspired again! We offer programming designed to help you connect with nature. 


You can learn a lot in a classroom, but there is nothing quite like the experience of getting your hands dirty and really discovering something for yourself. That is why we offer tours and educational opportunities to all ages, abilities, and incomes — encouraging active, healthy lifestyles, while making meaningful connections with our public lands. Browse events and programming below. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, let us know.

While getting “out there” and getting your hands dirty, make sure to do your part to recreate responsibly. Take a minute to visit our FIND forest friends and learn how!


Due to the current pandemic, many of our regular events are on hold.

Anna Ruby Falls - Northern GA, Helen

Brasstown Bald - Northern GA, Hiawassee

Cradle of Forestry in America - Western NC, Pisgah

Northwest Trading Post - Blue Ridge Parkway NC, MM 259

FIND Outdoor Events

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Find Outdoors Tours

Experience the unique natural and cultural wonders of Pisgah National Forest, DuPont State Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Whether it’s a private waterfall tour for you and that special someone, or a group tour for your team, we’ll customize an adventure to suit your needs and budget. 

FIND Explorers Club

FIND Explorers Club at the Cradle of Forestry offers a FREE, hands-on approach to environmental studies for underrepresented populations in Western North Carolina. Activities are designed to inspire strategies for protecting our natural world and generate positive attitudes toward the outdoors.

Natural Inquirer

This FREE science education journal allows scientists the opportunity to share their research with middle school students across the country. Each article explains current scientific research conducted by scientists in the USDA Forest Service in a way that is fun for students. 

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