Acorn Adventure: Lost! How to Prevent it for Families

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Saturday October 26

10:00 AM  –  2:00 PM

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a beautiful, but potentially dangerous landscape. During our outing with naturalist Wanda DeWaard, engage your senses and team building skills as a family through interactive activities that equip you for survival in the mountains. Give your children the confidence they need to safely explore wonders of the wilderness. Topics will include shelter ideas, water sources, water purification, fire building and how to create a basic survival kit.

Activity Level: Easy. Expect to walk on uneven surfaces with trip hazards such as exposed roots and rocks. 
Meeting Location: Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area near the bridge.
Mileage Anticipated for this Event: 1.5 miles maximum
What to Bring: In addition to plenty of water and food for your comfort, wear sturdy walking shoes. We recommend that you bring something to take notes with, dress in layers, and bring along a backpack and rain gear. A personal first-aid kit and hiking sticks may be helpful as well.



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