Local nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to attend the 19th annual Wildlife Weekend, hosted by the Bristol, Tennessee Parks and Recreation Department along with the Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center & Park. Organizers of the event have planned a full slate of activities, beginning with a welcome reception at 6:30 PM on Friday, October 7th, followed by a photography show with awards and exhibition of competition entries as well as an update on the ongoing Nature Center expansion. The evening culminates with a special presentation by renowned local photographer Mark Marquette titled “A Photojournalist’s View of Nature, the Sun, Moon, and Stars.” The weekend continues on Saturday the 8th with a number of exhibits, hands-on activities, and guided walks beginning at 8:30 AM and continuing through the afternoon.
“We’re entering one of the best times of the year to really take advantage of and enjoy all that nature has to offer,” said Jeremy Stout, Manager of the Nature Center at Steele Creek Park. He added, “There’s no better place to start exploring the great outdoors than here in our own back yard, and we’re always excited to provide opportunities for families to enjoy it together.”
Check-in for all activities will take place at the Steele Creek Park Lodge next door to the Nature Center. For more details and a full schedule of activities, please visit or call the Nature Center at 423-989-5616, or go to www.bristoltn.org. There is no cost to participate in any Wildlife Weekend events.
For more information please contact Jeremy Stout, Nature Center Manager, at [email protected] or by calling 423-989-5616.