Education & Inspiration

jesse crawdad Education & Inspiration

Education & Inspiration

The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation has a staff of four full-time and five seasonal environmental educators plus four full-time and four seasonal animal keepers who look forward to sharing their love of nature with Grandfather’s guests.

These interpreters make opportunities to interact with guests in several ways and in several locations around the park.  Whether it be animal enrichment sessions that take place in the animal habitats each day or on guided hikes that are scheduled periodically throughout the year, our entertaining and knowledgeable team is dedicated to making our guests’ experience of Grandfather Mountain more inspirational and meaningful.

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  • I visited Grandfather Mountain with my 3 daughters. We had a wonderful time. The staff was very friendly. The young man who was providing enrichment for the animals was especially knowledgeable and patient as my children asked lots of questions. My daughter asked to adopt "Jane" as a result of our visit and the information she received. Grandfather is a beautiful place and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
    Lisa
    Gibsonville, NC
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