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      Saturday, April 2, 2016       National Frog Month Celebration       2:00 pm

    Join a ranger for a Frog-tastic afternoon! We will study the life cycle of a frog and cover some frog identification tips with hands on activities. Please meet at the park’s outdoor classroom located behind the visitor center at 2:00 pm. Remember to dress for the weather.

      Sunday, April 10, 2016       Mallard Creek Hike       2:00 pm

    Join a ranger on an easy half-mile hike through pine-hardwood forests ending at a small overlook on Mallard Creek. Wear sturdy footwear, bring water and binoculars. Meet in the last parking lot.

      Sunday, April 16, 2016       Totally Turtles       2:00 pm

    Can you guess North Carolina’s state reptile? I’ll give you a hint, it’s a turtle! Meet at the visitor center to discover some of the unique turtles living throughout eastern North Carolina.

      Saturday, April 23, 2016       Swamp Life Discoveries       2:00 pm

    Have you ever wondered what’s lurking through our beautiful swamps in eastern North Carolina? Goose Creek State Park is the perfect place to explore and discover the amazing wildlife that calls these swamps their home. Join a ranger at the visitor center for a guided ¾ mile hike. There will be plenty of stops along the way in hopes of observing and handling some of the swamp’s most mysterious and hidden creatures. Please dress for the weather.


The inland waters of Goose Creek State Park     photo by Stan Deatherage    Click image to expand.


      Sunday, May 1, 2016       Ticks, Chiggers and Mosquitos       2:00 pm

    Learn about everyone’s least favorite critters, how to avoid them, get rid of them and what diseases they can potentially carry. Meet at the visitor center.

      Saturday, May 14, 2016       Star Gazing and Constellations       8:30 pm

    Learn about everyone’s least favorite critters, how to avoid them, get rid of them and what diseases they can potentially carry. Meet at the visitor center.

      Sunday, May 22, 2016       Palmetto Boardwalk Hike       2:00 pm

    Take a one-mile walking tour of the boardwalk and view a freshwater swamp that is transitioning to a brackish water marsh all without getting your feet wet. Meet at the visitor center.


    Contact:

     Vanessa Fischer

       Goose Greek State Park

       2190 Camp Leach Road
       Washington, NC 27889

       Phone: (252) 923-2191  •  vanessa.fischer@ncparks.gov
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