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 . For events on Balsam Mountain Preserve, we require a signed safety release waiver form for all participants.

  • April, Paint, Palette and Pixels (Public Invited Program)

    April 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    As a former magazine staff photographer and photo editor, Trust Executive Director Michael Skinner can help you create your own vision by painting with light – that is, photography. (BMP members are welcome)

  • World Migratory Bird Day Festival

    May 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Join us for the Trust’s 2nd annual World Migratory Bird Day festival where we’ll celebrate “The Year of the Bird!” through interactive games, crafts and live bird demonstrations! “Year of the Bird” is also being celebrated by conservation organizations such as National Geographic, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and BirdLife International, with an emphasis on