SUMMER DAY CAMP

April 16th, 2018 by
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It’s that time again!  Summer isn’t too far away and it’s time to reserve your child or grandchild’s place in Bays Mountain Park’s summer day camp!  For additional information and registration, click on the link below:

18 Day Camp form

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New Planetarium Show Now Showing!

February 28th, 2018 by
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Bays Mountain Planetarium is now showing “A Part of the Sky Called Orion!”

“A Part of the Sky Called Orion” – Our latest alternate presentation shown at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays of March and April, 2018.

The program looks at how three different ancient cultures looked at the same part of the sky we know as the constellation Orion. We focus on the Greek, Egyptian, and Inupiaq cultures along with their different star stories and images using the night sky. It is thoroughly enjoyed by children and adults and is a great program to explore the heavens. The program is followed by a tour of the current night sky using our exceptional Carl Zeiss ZKP-4 star projector.

 
The show was produced in-house by Bays Mountain Productions and designed to look at the big ideas that have guided human understanding of the cosmos and its patterns in the sky.

More information can be found here.

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SUMMER JOBS for DAY CAMP & INTERNSHIPS

February 5th, 2018 by
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College students, enjoy an exciting summer working at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium while gaining experience in your field of study and satisfying academic requirements. Seeking applicants for Summer Day Camp Counselor positions and Naturalist Internships. See attached for full descriptions, requirements and the application process.

BMP Summer Jobs 18

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Caching in a Winter Wonderland

January 25th, 2018 by
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Exercise both mind and body in a modern day treasure hunt at Bays Mountain Park! Caching in a Winter Wonderland is a new, outdoor program designed to help individuals learn how to use a basic GPS unit in order to play the geocaching game.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. Geocaching is a game anyone can play, and you can do it as a team, by yourself or with your family. 

The game is designed to be played all year long, but a small course will be set up at the park in order for guests to learn what they are looking for and how the game is played.

To participate, you must provide your own GPS device. This is an outdoor program, and participants should dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. The program is $3 per person and is free for Bays Mountain Park members. In addition to the program fee, there is a $5 gate fee, per car, to enter Bays Mountain Park.

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Give the Gift of Zip!

December 16th, 2016 by
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Gift Certificates Make Great Gifts:

Bays Mountain Park is currently selling gift certificates for the “Flying Squirrel” Zipline for the 2017 Season. The zipline is open from April 2017 – Oct. 2017. Members pay $5 per gift certificate and Non-Members pay $10 per gift certificate. Each certificate is good for a one-time zip and will be valid during the public program times offered.

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BUMBLE BEE WATCH

May 5th, 2014 by
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Bumblebees are becoming scarce, but in order to help them, scientists need to know more about where they live.  If you see a Bumble Bee snap a photo of it, then visit bumblebeewatch.org and create a free account. Upload your video and click the map to log your bee sighting; the website will ask you questions to help identify your bee. The information you provide will help scientists in the Xerces Society, study the bee decline and enable them to better target areas for conservation efforts.

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JUNIOR NATURALIST PROGRAM GOING STRONG

January 2nd, 2014 by
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Too young to volunteer, but you still want to have fun in the great outdoors learning to be a naturalist?  Check out our new Junior Naturalist Program and earn your very own patch!  Booklets to get started are available for purchase in our Nature Center Gift Shop.  The program fee is just $5.00 and includes your patch upon completion of the program.  Great for youth five-years-old thru high school.

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Injured Wildlife?

March 23rd, 2012 by
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For help with injured wildlife – contact Freda Rice at 423-272-5535 or WynnWood Wildlife Rehabilitation at 423-474-6220.

If you cannot reach one of the above specialists, call Bays Mountain Park at 423-229-9447.

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