Shortleaf Pine illustration with NCFS Shield Holmes Educational State Forest

Shortleaf Pine illustration with NCFS Shield Holmes Educational State Forest

Upcoming Family Event

  • What: Solve a Habitat Mystery
  • Who: Families with children are encouraged to attend
  • When: Saturday, July 8 from 10am-noon
  • Where: Holmes Educational State Forest
  • How: Please RSVP 828-692-0100 or email holmesesf.ncfs@ncagr.gov
  • Details: Using real photographs and evidence on the trail, participants will follow signs of animals in the forest and solve a mystery. We will make safari hats as a craft before we begin the 1/4 mile hike at Holmes Educational State Forest

2017 Program Schedule

Stay tuned for family programs and environmental education workshops starting in late March, 2017.

  • Family Programs Adult NC EE Category II Programs
  • Pollinators (June) Spring Wildflowers (March and April)
  • Solve a Wildlife Mystery (July) Project Learning Tree including topics about Fire (May)
  • Smokey’s Birthday (August) Tree Identification (September)