Swain 4-H’ers learn outdoor basics

Swain’s newest 4-H Club, the Outdoor Adventurers, hiked Clingmans Dome to the observation tower and participated in two Junior Ranger Programs in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Students learned how to pack for a day hike, hiking basics, and outdoor exploration techniques. They studied numerous plant species, trees, birds, lichens, rock formations, cloud condensation and saw a very large buck.

The focus of Outdoor Adventurers 4-H is exploring the outdoors and gardening. It is open to youth county wide, K-12, and meets at  the Marianna Black Library Gardens Tuesday afternoons from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. 828.488.3848 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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