Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge appeals to outdoorsmen and nature lovers, but its also a great event for children. The eight day event, scheduled for January 9-16, 2010, pays homage to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This is the events 20th year and the activities are all absolutely free.
The Pigeon Forge
Wilderness Wildlife Week offers lectures, classes, photography shows, musical performances and demonstrations, all given by about 150 experts who donate their time. This year, about 20 of the 230 programs offered are specifically for children. A few of the children-centric programs include:
- Animal Olympics: An interactive program that compares human senses and abilities to those of wild animals.
- Oh! Possum: A chance to meet a marsupial.
- Those Ain’t Teddy Bears in Great Smoky Mountains National Park: A session about the icons of the Smokies.
- Kiddin’ Around: A hands-on introduction to mountain music and instruments for kids.
- Wings of America: A live bird show from the American Eagle Foundation.
Wilderness Wildlife Week is part of Pigeon Forge’s Winterfest
, a four-month long event that runs from November through February.