Public ProgramsReaching out to the Community
Members of the public may visit the Balsam Mountain Trust Nature Center during a Public Event Day or by scheduling a program with a naturalist. Trust naturalists and our animal ambassadors also present programs at local libraries and community events. See the list below for upcoming Balsam Mountain Public Events and community programs.
To register for an event, or if you have additional questions about Balsam Mountain Trust Programs, contact Brit Blackford (Education Director) by phone 828.631.1061 or email at email@example.com . For events on Balsam Mountain Preserve, we require a signed safety release waiver form for all participants.
Upcoming Public Programs
See the naturalists and animal ambassadors at these events:
Earth Day Celebration
Join us at this student-led celebration of the planet at Swain County High School. Our AmeriCorps member will be on hand with the critters and biofacts to chat about our wonderous WNC wildlife!
6th Annual World Migratory Bird Day Festival
Balsam Mountain Trust is excited to organize our annual World Migratory Bird Day Festival (WMBD) created by Environment for the Americas again this year! Since 2016 we have participated in WMBD to celebrate and raise awareness of migrating birds and the challenges they face. We would love to see you at our virtual and live events all week from May 7th through 15th! The theme this year is ‘light pollution’ which you can learn more about at https://environmentamericas.org/programs/world-migratory-bird-day/