Posted on Aug 8 2013 in Events by admin
An HEAV-Sponsored Event!
Location: Biltmore Estate, 1 Approach Road, Asheville, North Carolina
Date: Thursday, September 19-20, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $22/person ages 5 and up; free for children 4 and under.
Registration: Preregistration is recommended. Preregister by calling 866-851-4661.
Description: This one-day event is filled with hands-on activities, crafts, demonstrations, and fun. Also included in your day is a visit inside “America’s Largest Home.” The theme this year is is “Go Green: The Sustainability of Biltmore,” and our studies center on forestry, solar energy and our carbon footprint. Activities will include using a Biltmore stick, making tree cookies, learning about erosion, visiting our solar fields, learning how to reduce our carbon footprint, and much more.
From Richmond, Virginia
Follow I-95 south to I-85S at Petersburg. Take I-85 south into North Carolina and then follow I-40 west to Asheville. Take Exit 50B (US Highway 25N). After exiting, stay in the left lane and follow signs to the Biltmore entrance. Driving time: approximately 6 hours.
From Roanoke, Virginia
Follow I-81 south into Tennessee to Exit 57 (I-26E), and take scenic I-26 east through Johnson City to Asheville. In Asheville, follow I-240 east to I-40W. Follow I- 40 west to Exit 50B (US Highway 25N). After exiting, stay in the left lane and follow signs to the Biltmore entrance. Driving time: approximately 4 hours.
Additional Information: As this is an outdoor event, please dress appropriately for all weather possibilities. Picnic lunches are welcome.
For more information, visit http://www.biltmore.com/groups/education/programs/home_school.asp