Visit Roan Mountain

Published 3:02 pm Tuesday, May 10, 2022

May 1-31
Support Our Wildlife Ambassadors
ROAN MOUNTAIN STATE PARK

All Month
Price:

* $10.00 / Feeds one bird a day
* $20.00 / Feeds two birds a day
* $30.00 / Feeds three birds a day
* $40.00 / Feeds four birds a day
* $50.00 / Feeds five birds a day
At Roan Mountain, we house, care for, and educate the public on a variety of native animals. We work under an educational permit from TWRA. Currently, we care for three birds of prey and several snakes! As you can imagine, caring for these animals is costly, as their food and health care are a specialty!
All of our animals are non-releasable for a variety of reasons. We frequently program with these animals and never charge for educational programs when using them. Here is your opportunity to support our educational wildlife program and help us care for these animals!
All donations will go to purchase food, pay vet bills, purchase gloves, tethers, falconry equipment, aquarium bedding, and to improve and build more housing facilities for our non-releasable birds of prey.
To donate click the green “Register for Event” button at the right. Your donation is a one-time payment. If you wish to cover more than one day, update the “quantity” you wish to donate, or simply return to this page in future months.
Thank you for supporting our Wildlife Ambassadors at Roan Mountain State Park!

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Friday, May 13
Farmstead Fridays – 9 a.m. – noon. Meet at the Miller Farmstead. Price is Free. Register for the event. Join Museum Program Assistant Amanda Morgan and AmeriCorps member Lauren Thompson at the Miller Farmstead to help us maintain the grounds for the 2022 season. No experience is necessary, but volunteers who are experienced with facilities maintenance, farm & gardening work are especially appreciated. Our work may include:
* Gardening & Composting
* Caring for Livestock
* Cleaning and Organizing
Dress for the weather with sturdy footwear, long pants and work gloves (we’ve got loaners if you need them). Tools will be provided, as well as coffee & light refreshments — so bring your own mug to #GoGreenWithUs.

Saturday, May 14
Peg Leg Salamander Tour — 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Price is $10 and register for the event. Meet at the visitor center porch. oin Park Ranger Phil Hylen on Saturday, May 14th from 8:30 – 10 p.m. at the Roan Mountain State Park Visitor Center for an evening salamander tour along out 0.5 mile Peg Leg Mine Trail. This exciting adventure will connect guests with several unique species of salamander with a grand treasure to be found in the pools of the historic Peg Leg Mine. This night hike is limited to 10 individuals at a cost of $10 per participant. Guests are encouraged to bring clothing appropriate for hiking and our local weather forecasts, a flashlight, and a camera to take pictures of our finds. Meet on the Visitor Center porch to begin.

Friday, May 20
Farmstead Fridays —9 a.m. – noon. Meet at the Miller Farmstead. Price is Free. Register for the event.Join Museum Program Assistant Amanda Morgan and AmeriCorps member Lauren Thompson at the Miller Farmstead to help us maintain the grounds for the 2022 season. No experience is necessary, but volunteers who are experienced with facilities maintenance, farm & gardening work are especially appreciated. Our work may include:
* Gardening & Composting
* Caring for Livestock
* Cleaning and Organizing
Dress for the weather with sturdy footwear, long pants and work gloves (we’ve got loaners if you need them). Tools will be provided, as well as coffee & light refreshments — so bring your own mug to #GoGreenWithUs.

Fiddle for the Absolute Beginner — 6 – 7:30 p.m. Price is $25 and register for the event.
Workshop participants will learn the basics of playing the fiddle, including instrument care, tuning, posture, bow hold, fingering, scales, active listening, learning by ear, and more. No matter what kind of fiddle music you’re interested in, the fundamentals are the same!
No previous experience is required. All you need is a playable fiddle, a recording device, and a desire to learn. If you’d like some advice on finding a starter fiddle, contact the instructor. This workshop is aimed at the adult learner’s attention span, and is not suitable for children. Teenagers aged 15 and older are welcome.
The workshop will be taught by Park Ranger Marcianne O’Day. Marcianne learned to fiddle from her grandfather, starting at the age of seven. She has a minor in Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music from ETSU, was a founding member of the ETSU Celtic Band, has toured Scotland and Ireland, and has been teaching for over ten years. She performs across the Southeast with Irish Traditional Band Sigean and enjoys traditional music in many forms.