Public Programs

Members of the public may visit the Balsam Mountain Trust Nature Center during a Public Event Day or by scheduling a program with a naturalist. Trust naturalists and our animal ambassadors also present programs at local libraries and community events. See the list below for upcoming Balsam Mountain Public Events and community programs.

To register for an event, or if you have additional questions about Balsam Mountain Trust Programs, contact Education Directors Rose Wall and Jen Knight by phone 828.631.1061 or email at education@bmtrust.org . For events on Balsam Mountain Preserve, we require a signed safety release waiver form for all participants.

  • Crooning Critters @ Mars Hill Library

    June 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Join Balsam Mountain Trust and their live animal ambassadors to explore the world of animal squeaks, squawks, and howls. We’ll explore how and why animals make their music and then try out a few screeches and squeals of our own! This free family event is part of the “Libraries ROCK!” summer reading theme programming.

  • Animal Nursery Rhymes @ Macon County Library

    July 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Balsam Mountain Trust and their live animal ambassadors will lead our littlest nature lovers through silly songs, dizzy dances, and amazing animal facts! This free event is geared toward preschool age children and their families.

  • Crooning Critters @ Madison County Library

    July 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Join Balsam Mountain Trust and their live animal ambassadors to explore the world of animal squeaks, squawks, and howls. We’ll explore how and why animals make their music and then try out a few screeches and squeals of our own! This free family event is part of the “Libraries ROCK!” summer reading theme programming.

  • Crooning Critters @ Jackson County Library

    July 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Join Balsam Mountain Trust and their live animal ambassadors to explore the world of animal squeaks, squawks, and howls. We’ll explore how and why animals make their music and then try out a few screeches and squeals of our own! This free family event is part of the “Libraries ROCK!” summer reading theme programming.