Tennessee Naturalist Program – Cedars of Lebanon 2022

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Registration for the 2022 Tennessee Naturalist Program at Cedars of Lebanon State Park opens soon. To be added to the notification list, send an email to:  tnp.cedars@gmail.com 

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2022 Cedars TNP Chapter Schedule

Primary Class Location — Horse Barn, Stable Lane, CLSP
June 11 Long Hunter SP * and August 6 Cedars’ Assembly Hall *
Barn back-up location — Cedars’ Ford Farmhouse 
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. except where noted

March 26 — Becoming a Naturalist: Scope, Skills and Service
April 9 — Tennessee Geology: The Foundation
April 23 — Tennessee Reptiles and Amphibians: Scutes, Scales and Skin
May 14 — Birds of Tennessee: Feathered Fauna  (8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
May 21 — Tennessee Forests: Seeing the Forests and the Trees
June 11 — Rivers, Wetlands and Watersheds: Tennessee’s Living Waters *
June 18 — Forbs, Ferns, Mosses and More: Plants and Fungi &
…………….. Tennessee Ecology: The Context (9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
July 9 — The World of Invertebrates: Pollinators, Predators and Pests
July 23 — Nocturnal Naturalist: Tennessee at Night  (6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.)
August 6 — Tennessee Mammals: Creatures of Habitat

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Halloween Chills and Thrills Event – October 30, 2021

Don’t miss the 10th Annual “Chills and Thrills” in the Campground at Cedars of Lebanon State Park on Saturday, 30 October 2021.

For details and preregistration (required) visit:

https://tnstateparks.com/events/details/#/?event=halloween-chills-and-thrills-event-103021

The cost for non-campers will be $1 per person, presale only. Limited number available.

Parking is limited in the campground and all non-camper guests will be directed to designated parking area for the event. No parking in the campground. Road to campground will closed from 4:00pm until 8:00 pm.

All three campgrounds will be available for trick or treating site to site. Campers can decorate sites and hand out candy. Two free night’s stay will be awarded to the winners of the “best-decorated sites” in each campground.

Festivities begin at 5:00 pm.

Costume contest in the Assembly Hall begins at 5:00 pm.

Trick or Treating in the campgrounds 6:00- 8:00 pm.

Movie at 8:00pm- located at the stage next to the camp store. Bring a chair. Popcorn will be provided.

All activities and times are subject to change and are tentative.

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WPA Day Celebration – Saturday, 2 October 2021

8 am – 10 am Breakfast at the Cedar Forest Lodge
– The park is hosting a breakfast for those in the community that was affected by the work done by WPA in 1937 whether park-related or in the surrounding communities.  We welcome you to register on our website, tnstateparks.com, so we can have an accurate number to have the appropriate amount of food.

10 am – 2 pm Nature Center will be open

9 am – 3 pm WPA at the Farm
– The park host WPA activities at the Sadie Ford Farm, located at 5220 Murfreesboro Road, Lebanon, TN. Below is a list of live demonstrators you will see at the farm.

Blacksmith
Live Music
Wooden Shingles
Farmhouse Tours
Cast Iron Cooking
Historical TN Maneuvers
Fiber artists
Weaving
Cross Cut Saw
Basket weaving
Food trucks
Tom Jones Broom Shop

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