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Martian Frontier

Martian Frontier

Mission Control: Martian Frontier -Do you have what it takes to plan a mission to another planet? Gain confidence, learn space science, and strive to make it to a new world in this combination role-play—academic camp. The wide variety of topics makes this camp a good fit for a range of interests. You’ll tackle challenges in space craft and habitat design, astronaut health and well-being, and capturing public interest while swaying others to support your plan. Unleash your curiousity of the unknown when you retreat to a dark sky oasis where the stars are innumerable and beckon overhead. Let the magnificence of space overwhelm you as you discover the mysteries that still confound scientists, it just might drive you to become tomorrow’s astronauts, physicists, and engineers. Ages: Grades 7th –... Read More
Geminids Meteor Shower Experience AT PARI

Geminids Meteor Shower Experience AT PARI

Join PARI for a night all about meteors and meteorites. Enjoy our dark skies and mountain peaks for breathtaking views of the night sky. Our astronomers will guide your experience as you watch for blazing meteors and peek at distant celestial objects through big telescopes. It will be a cold night, but this meteor shower will make you feel warm inside. Choose from three ways to experience this brilliant display of shooting stars, guided by PARI astronomers. Cabin Stay Camping Viewing Only You must Register for this... Read More
Cultivating Grace, Power & Intuition: A Women’s Self-Renewal Program

Cultivating Grace, Power & Intuition: A Women’s Self-Renewal Program

Come circle up with a wise, kind and deeply authentic group of 20 women and we’ll journey into winter together. Join self-care author Renee Trudeau Oct. 26 -Jan. 26 in Brevard, NC (45 min. from Asheville) over eight Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for Cultivating Grace, Power & Intuition: A Women’s Self-Renewal Program. Details and registration:... Read More
Wild Souls Authentic Movement Class w/ Renee Trudeau

Wild Souls Authentic Movement Class w/ Renee Trudeau

Wild Souls Authentic Movement Class, *Special Date and Time* this Monday the 11th 5-6:30 p.m.Get unstuck, move your body, uncork joy! Enjoy a conscious movement experience in a 100-year-old building with a community of like-minded women at all life stages. Location: Dunn’s Rock Community Center, 461 Connestee Rd., Brevard, NC. Sliding scale $15-$20. ***Always check the Website for updated Location / @ReneeTrudeau_ on Instagram for class updates*** Host: nationally-recognized self-care author/speaker/teacher Renee... Read More
Space Day at PARI

Space Day at PARI

This year’s Space Day open house at PARI is free and open to the public. Come join us Saturday, May 6th from 10am to 4pm for a day of fun and STEM learning. Here are some things you can do: 📖Attend the signing of the newly released book all about PARI and talk to the author – “Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute: An Untold History of Spacemen & Spies” by Craig Gralley, at 11am and 2pm 🚀Hop on board our shuttle for outdoor site tours (*not a real space shuttle, just a ground one🚐) 💎Take in our museum galleries with NASA and space artifacts, minerals and gems, meteorites, and more, open with scientists to answer your questions☄️ 🔭Peek through a solar telescope to safely observe the Sun and look for sunspots☀️ 🪐Journey through our solar system on the Galaxy Walk, our scale model of our home in the universe 🖍️Visit the activity tables with fun stuff for kids 🎶Hear music played by DJ RaZor with 4 Dreamz Entertainment 🌌Immerse yourself in outer space with a planetarium show (requires a separate $5 ticket) 😋Enjoy a meal from local food vendor “Local Harvester” (food must be purchased)🥪 😃Visit booths and displays from some of PARI’s friends and partners. There will be books and robots and telescopes and more! ⛰️Hike to our observation deck for beautiful views 🎉Play games... Read More
Knot Crazy: Basic Knots with Clyde Carter

Knot Crazy: Basic Knots with Clyde Carter

This two-hour workshop will focus on basic knots used in the application of outdoor pursuits. The goal will be to learn how to choose the appropriate knot for the situation at hand and to know how to tie it efficiently. Selected knots will be based on the interest and experience of the participants. Meet at 4703 Island Ford Rd., Brevard, NC Class sizes are intentionally small to offer participants guided hands-on practice. Visit our website to... Read More
Safety in the Outdoors

Safety in the Outdoors

This workshop will introduce a risk assessment and safety management model. Then that model will be applied as we investigate the most common dangers and hazards in the backcountry and explore steps to mitigate those risks. Topics will include: encounters with wildlife (snakes, bears, insects, etc.), lightning and weather related hazards, toxic plants, water crossings, sketchy humans, hazards in camp, sound decision-making, and more. Class sizes are intentionally small to offer participants guided hands-on practice. Visit our website to... Read More
Outdoor “Thrival” Skills

Outdoor “Thrival” Skills

“Survival” skills have captured the imagination of many armchair adventurers, but do you know the actual skills needed not just to survive but to THRIVE in the outdoors? In this half day hands-on workshop we will focus on what you REALLY need to know. Topics will include the 10 Essentials, creating a shelter, finding and purifying water, fire building, signaling, navigating, and more. Don’t become a search and rescue statistic. Join us and become more responsible and self-sufficient in the outdoors. Class sizes are intentionally small to offer participants guided hands-on practice. Visit our website to... Read More
PARI Summer STEM and Space Exploration Camps/Secrets of a Spy Station

PARI Summer STEM and Space Exploration Camps/Secrets of a Spy Station

PRESENTED BY PARI AND CLEMSON UNIVERSITY CRYPTOGRAPHY & SECRET MESSAGES SET IN A FORMER SPY BASE Campers will explore the origins of codes and ciphers and how they have evolved from written messages to complex digital encryption methods in use today. They will learn how to recreate these techniques themselves and crack the messages sent by their fellow cryptographers, all while reinforcing skills in math, language, and pattern recognition. What better setting than PARI, which once operated as a spy station for the Department of Defense during the Cold War, where messages were being intercepted and deciphered? Another element in the sending of secrets is how you transport them from place to place. We’ll take a look at the technologies, both past and present, that allow information to zip out to distant satellites and back down to Earth. How do we make sure our sensitive transmissions don’t end up in the wrong hands? From messages based on playing with words and numbers, to hiding information in plain sight in images and everyday objects, you’d never suspect all the ways cryptography is used all around us. Campers will leave with an understanding of the principles that drive the world and keep our data... Read More
PARI Summer STEM and Space Exploration Camps/Mission Control: Exoplanet Exploration

PARI Summer STEM and Space Exploration Camps/Mission Control: Exoplanet Exploration

Our Mission Control camps provide simulated missions that cover the many topics and skills necessary for a successful exploration of world beyond our own. We’ll use the same kinds of processes that NASA, SpaceX and others use in developing and conducting journeys into space. These missions teach teamwork and STEM principles while giving campers fun and exciting experiences. The camp is an immersive journey amidst our historic campus which played a critical role in the first space race and will help poise your camper for a role in the next. Teams will research real technologies and techniques to build and launch a spacecraft, set science and research goals, and ensure everything needed is sent along. They will also need to choose a crew and care for their health and well-being, perform outreach and gain public support, and navigate funding and political... Read More
Cedar Mountain Holiday Artisan Market

Cedar Mountain Holiday Artisan Market

You’re invited to shop local this season at the Cedar Mtn Holiday Artisan Market at Cedar Mtn Moonshine/Studio276! •Over 20 local vendors! •Velvet Cup Coffee Truck on-site for hot coffee and delicious mini donuts! •Take your photo with Santa! •The Moonshine tasting room + gallery will be open! •Family friendly event *backup weather location will be the Cedar Mtn Community Center across the street-can’t miss it! *vendors prefer cash in case of bad WiFi behavior... Read More
7th Annual Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard!

7th Annual Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard!

Family-friendly and fantastic artistic fun or great date night with beautiful lighted carved pumpkin displays on a short walking trail, talented local musicians, food trucks and coffee house, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, and the Silvermont historic mansion open for tours. The new 2021 “White Squirrel Circus” display returns, as well as 18 other lighted pumpkin displays such as Butterfly Garden, Pirates Cove, Under the Sea, Witches Garden, Ghost Circle, Totem Garden, and more. A new 2022 exhibit has been developed by Friends of Silvermont’s Pumpkinteers that ties throughout many of the other exhibits- Syd, The Lost Little White Squirrel, searches for her family. Several photo-op sites will also be set up throughout the Pumpkin Fest Displays. Location- Silvermont Park 364 E. Main St. Brevard, NC 28712. Admission is $5 per person (2 and over) cash or check with ID. The cost to use credit/debit is $5.25 per person. Onsite parking cost $5 cash per car. Free parking is available offsite on nearby streets and at church and Comporium parking lots one or two blocks away. Handicap sticker- free parking onsite. Date – Time – Music Schedule – Food Trucks   (plus Cup and Saucer Drinks and Cookies Every Night) Oct. 7 Friday 6-9 pm Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp, Toasted Cuban, Jenny’s Minis Donuts Oct. 8 Sat. 6-9 pm Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp, Feta Flav, Big Pasta, Glykalogy Donuts Oct. 14 Friday 6-9 pm McIntosh and the Lionhearts, Big Pasta, Glykalogy Donuts Oct. 15 Sat... Read More