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Event Details

  • 08/06/2013

    Location: Oconaluftee Visitor Center Administration Building | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Fee Information: Free

Attention scientists! Do you want to become a citizen scientist? Become a citizen scientist for the day by assisting in a new science investigation in the park! Program will include using scientific tools in the field and taking part in an on-going outdoor research project.

For children ages 10 and older.