Cinema Under the Stars!

September 1st, 2017 by
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Bays Mountain Park and Knoxville TVA Credit Union present

Cinema Under The Stars

Held at Bays Mountain Park!

October 7th, 2017 – Hocus Pocus (PG) – Show Starts at 8:30 p.m. – Gate Opens at 7:30 p.m.

November 4, 2017 – Miracle on 34th Street (G) – Show Starts at 7:00 p.m. – Gate opens at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets are $5 per person for ages 6 and above; 5 and younger are free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. A special pre-movie wolf howling starts the show. Hear the chills of the wolf call!

Tickets can be obtained at Eventbrite.com or at the Bays Mountain Park Gift Shop. For more information please call Mark Kilgore at 423-230-6357.

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Become a Tennessee Master Naturalist

August 31st, 2017 by
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Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium will be offering a 10 week course to become a Tennessee Master Naturalist Volunteer. The program will provide exposure to natural resources, ecological concepts and conservation issues, and will qualify those who complete the program to serve as interpretive naturalists. Courses will take place on Mondays beginning on September 18 and run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Course cost is $250 and the deadline to register is September 13, 2017. Space is limited so reserve your spot today.

For complete details and to register call (423) 229-9447 or stop by the Nature Center.

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Registration is Now Open for StarFest!

August 24th, 2017 by
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Registration is open for our annual astronomical convention/star gathering called StarFest. This is the 34th anniversary and will be a fantastic 3-day event held on October 27-29, 2017. Attendance does require pre-payment, but includes all activities, 4 keynote speakers, 5 wonderful meals, a unique T-shirt, and much more. All for one, low cost. Please click here to go to the StarFest web page. Or, you can download the complete 14-page registration document here. A link to just the single registration sheet is here.

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New Planetarium Show About Cosmic Origins Now Showing!

August 23rd, 2017 by
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Bays Mountain Planetarium is now showing “Cosmic Origins Spectrograph.” Learn about space that exists between galaxies! The program is followed by a live tour of the night sky. For more information, please click here.

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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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