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.

  • Doubletop Hike

    November 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

    We will concentrate on looking for patterns in nature which we can photograph so bring your hiking boots and your camera. This will be an exercise in looking for the amazing details one can find in the natural world.

  • Creature Feature

    December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Join us on the public-invited animal feeding program where we'll explore the diets and eating habits of our resident animal ambassadors. After our birds, snakes, and opossum eat, we'll go on a short hike to look for signs of animal foraging in the wild.