tin mountain NATURALIST PROGRAMS
WEDNESDAYS JULY & AUGUST | 12nOon - 2pm
Wildcat Mountain and the Tin Mountain Conservation Center are once again offering the “Wednesdays at Wildcat” summer naturalist program every Wednesday in July and August from 12 noon - 2pm
Pinkham Notch in the White Mountain National Forest is a memorable summer outing for families of all ages to explore and learn about the diverse ecology of the region and “Wednesdays at Wildcat” is just one opportunity to take advantage of. Program topics change weekly and range from learning about the flora and fauna of the forest and fresh water ecosystems to those of the higher alpine environment, including wildflowers, mosses, waterfalls, frogs, and moose to the geology of the surrounding mountains and Presidential Range.
THOMPSON FALLS EXCURSION
Journey through the woods on an easy 1 mile trail to the Thompson Brook Waterfalls and discover the flora and fauna of the forest.
Tin Mountain takes us to the 4,062ft summit to experience our alpine environment and the geology of the surrounding Presidential Range.
NOTE: This program involves a gondola ride on the Wildcat Express which is a separate fee. See info below*
Explore the fresh water ecosystems in and around the Wildcat Pond.
July 11: Alpine Adventure*
July 18: Aquatic Exploration
July 25: Thompson Falls
August 1: Alpine Adventure*
August 8: Aquatic Exploration
August 15: Thompson Falls
August 22: Alpine Adventure*
August 29: Aquatic Exploration
Meet at Guest Services in the Wildcat Mountain base lodge around 11:45am. Groups will depart for the program destination at 12noon. If you are late, feel free to meet up with the group at any time.
Programs are free.* Reservations are not required, and topics are appropriate for all ages.
Picnic lunches are available for purchase.
*Participation is free but please note that the “Alpine Adventure” portion involves a trip on the Wildcat Express scenic gondola to the summit which will require a lift ticket. Round-trip Wildcat Express scenic gondola tickets are $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for children ages 6-12, $13.00 for seniors ages 65+, and ages 5 and under ride for free. A 17-18 winter season pass allows the passholder a free ride on the scenic gondola.
In case of inclement weather, the program may be held indoors using slide shows and interactive displays.