Natural Tunnel State Park
Women’s Wellness Weekend on the weekend of April 7-10. 2011. The weekend is designed just for women looking to reduce stress, learn more about nature and enjoy the great outdoors. I would like to introduce you to one of the instructors.
Carrie doing her Outdoor Cooking program at the Hungry Mother Women's Wellness Weekend
In April 2009, some of you were introduced to Carrie Sparks at our first Women’s Wellness Weekend held at Natural Tunnel State Park.
At Women’s Wellness Weekend, Carrie will be concentrating on gardening styles. It doesn’t matter the size of your yard or patio, there is enough room to grow some of your own herbs and vegetables. Whole natural foods are essential to a healthy lifestyle and Carrie is going to help you gain the knowledge to do it for yourself.
Carrie spent every Tuesday for the past two summers helping Hungry Mother Stare Park by leading the “Critter Crawl” each week. The program allows children of all ages to investigate the creek at Hungry Mother and what calls it home. Carrie is on hand to help offer safety techniques for participants and inhabitants, as well as general information.
And that isn’t all Carrie does for the park. She also rotates as a guide of the Heritage Walk, a guided history walk through the park. Regularly, you can see Carrie and her husband Jim picking up trash along the trails of the park. And she serves as secretary for the Friends of Hungry Mother, a citizens support organization focused on helping meet the needs of Hungry Mother State Park.
Carrie is working toward her certificate as a Virginia Master Naturalist and she spearheads the organization of the Mt. Roger’s Naturalist Rally each spring in Konnarock, Virginia. She is a member of the Marion Garden Club and an active member of the Friends of Mt. Rogers.
If you would like to read more about our Women’s Wellness Weekends click here.
Registrations are being accepted now for the Women’s Wellness Weekend at Natural Tunnel State Park through our Reservation and Information line at 800-933-7275. The Center is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.