Summer Science Camp

May 3rd, 2017 by
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Summer Science Camp

Daily – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
June 12-23, 2017

Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium, in collaboration with faculty and students of East Tennessee State University offers a Summer Science Camp for high school students. Each day includes lectures by ETSU professors, hikes in the park, lab work and lots of fun.

From natural history to bioinformatics and data analysis.

  • Study terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems of the Park.
  • Learn and identify trees, flowers, mushrooms, birds and aquatic life of the Park.
  • Learn to program and analyze data.
  • Feed wolves and raptors.
  • Visit Clinch River and the Gray Fossil Site and Natural History Museum.
  • Work on a research project.
  • Camp in the Park’s primitive camping area.
  • Change your life!

Important Information:

~Program is for children ages 12 – 16.
~Tuition is $195 per child per week; $390 for two weeks.
~The number of participants is limited to 15.

To Register, download a copy of the registration form, fill it out and return to Bays Mountain Park.


For registration: Krystal Haney
For program schedule: Lev Yampolsky

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April 26th, 2017 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:

17 Day Camp form

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New Planetarium Program About Eclipses Now Showing!

April 18th, 2017 by
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“Totality” is the latest planetarium program creation from Bays Mountain and is now showing!

Learn all about eclipses and much more in this fantastic show! Click here for more info.

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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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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 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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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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