Wilderness Wildlife Week 2021 is going virtual!
Celebrate the natural features, creatures and cultures of the Smokies with online speakers, panels and more fun online content.
Join us Feb. 2-4 as we celebrate the natural features, creatures and cultures of the Great Smoky Mountains—all online. We’ve invited some of the leading wildlife experts to lead informative discussions with you, our virtual outdoor enthusiasts. This is a great opportunity for students to learn and ask questions about nature. We’ll also share all-new content that takes you into the great outdoors from the comfort of your home, guided by our wilderness explorers.
Registration for this virtual event is now open. All events are FREE.
You will need to register for each program individually by clicking the links for each presentation. Once you’ve registered, you will receive an email from the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism with instructions on how to join each webinar at the specified date and time. This email could go to your junk folder.
Each 45-minute program concludes with a question and answer session for participants. You may register for as many programs as you would like. We look forward to exploring with you!
For any questions, please email PigeonForgeVirtualEvents@gmail.com.
|Time||Date||Description||Link to Register|
|9:00 am||Tuesday, February 2||Though the Mountains Tremble, We Keep Looking Up: Celebrating the Treasures of the Smokies with Ken Jenkins|
|10:30 am||Tuesday, February 2||Fox Tails: Learn about the Red Fox’s Behaviors, Eating Habits and General Facts Up Close & Personal with Rhonda Goins & Gail Stout|
|Noon||Tuesday, February 2||Virtual Smoky Mountains Field Trip No. 1|
|1:00 pm||Tuesday, February 2||Birds of Prey Showcase with the American Eagle Foundation|
|2:30 pm||Tuesday, February 2||The Walker Sisters of Little Greenbrier with Robin Goddard|
|4:00 pm||Tuesday, February 2||All About Bears with Joel & Kathy Zachry|
|9:00 am||Wednesday, February 3||The Wolves of Bays Mountain: The Lives & Behaviors of Wild, Captive
Gray Wolves with Rhonda Goins & Gail Stout
|10:30 am||Wednesday, February 3||Appalachian History and Stories with The Salt Maker Jim Bordwine|
|Noon||Wednesday, February 3||Live Showcase of Artisans & Crafters|
|1:00 pm||Wednesday, February 3||The Miracle of Metamorphosis with Stephen Lyn Bales|
|2:30 pm||Wednesday, February 3||Music of Our American Roots with the Lost Mill String Band|
|4:00 pm||Wednesday, February 3||Kudzu: Examining Its Effect & Exploring Solutions with Kristine Johnson|
|9:00 am||Thursday, February 4||Let’s Talk Trash in Bear Country with Joey Holt|
|10:30 am||Thursday, February 4||American Eagle Foundation’s Raptor Rehabilitation Program: What It Takes to Rehab and Release a Bird of Prey with Nancy Zagaya|
|Noon||Thursday, February 4||Virtual Smoky Mountains Field Trip No. 2|
|1:00 pm||Thursday, February 4||Smoky Mountains Kinfolk: Stories & Songs with Mike & Kathy Gwinn|
|2:30 pm||Thursday, February 4||Bobcat Tails: Learn Bobcat Facts & Behaviors Up Close & Personal with
Rhonda Goins & Gail Stout
|4:00 pm||Thursday, February 4||Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring True Story of the Woman
Who Saved the Appalachian Trail with Ben Montgomery & special guest
Anne Van Curen (portraying Grandma Gatewood)