2020 Wildlife Weekend Photo Contest Winners Announced

Thanks to all of the photographers who contributed images to this year’s photo contest, and congratulations to the award winners. CLICK HERE TO SEE A LIST OF THE WINNING PHOTOGRAPHERS AND LINKS TO THE PHOTOS Prints of all of these photos will soon be available for viewing downstairs (behind the Geology Wall Exhibit) at the […]

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2020 Wildlife Weekend Photo Contest Entries Now Available for Viewing

All of the images entered in this year’s Wildlife Weekend Amateur Photography Contest and Show are now available for viewing. To see the wonderful collection of pictures submitted for both the Adult and Youth Divisions CLICK HERE. Winning photographs will be announced this Friday (10/16/2020). Check back here Friday afternoon to see which images our […]

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New checklist of Non-insect Invertebrates of Steele Creek Park now available

Thanks to the diligent work of one of our awesome young volunteer naturalists, we have just added a new species checklist to our Park resources – that of Non-insect Invertebrates. This list was compiled by Cade Campbell and completed this summer. Each organism was found and identified in the Park by Cade. This new list […]

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Earth Week Bristol 2020

The first Earth Day, held on April 22nd, 1970, is generally heralded as the beginning of the modern environmental movement. It’s estimated that some 20 million Americans, approximately 10% of the entire U.S. population, participated in Earth Day activities in 1970. By the end of that year, the Environmental Protection Agency was created and the […]

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2019 Wildlife Weekend Photo Contest Announced

Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center and Park (“Friends”) has announced its 13th Annual Wildlife Weekend Photography Contest and Show. The event is being held in conjunction with Wildlife Weekend, October 11th and 12th at Steele Creek Park in Bristol, TN.  Amateur photographers of all ages, including children and teens, are encouraged to participate. Eligible […]

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Nature Center Expansion – Sneak Peek Open House June 30th

Are you curious to know what the expanded Nature Center will look like when it opens in October?  If so, stop by this Friday, anytime between 4 and 8 pm.  The doors will be open and Friends volunteers will be on hand to show you around and to tell you about all of the exciting […]

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Wildlife Weekend 2016: October 7 and 8

Don’t miss the exciting fun, as this year’s Wildlife Weekend kicks off on Friday evening, October 7th with announcement of the Photo Contest winners, an update on the exciting Nature Center Expansion, and a fascinating talk on Astrophotography by local expert Marq Marquette. On Saturday there will be the always popular bird banding demonstration, lots […]

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Survey for Bristol TN Comprehensive Trails and Greenways Plan

Everyone is encouraged to complete the online survey to help improve walking and cycling in Bristol! “The City of Bristol is in the process of preparing the Comprehensive Trails and Greenways Plan and would like your input! This survey is intended to obtain information on local bicycling and walking habits, conditions, and needs in order […]

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Saturday Morning: Spring Migration Bird Walk

Saturday, May 7th 9:30 am Spring Migration Bird Walk Hearing is believing, and oh yeah, so is seeing! Meet Larry at the Nature Center for a moderate walk looking for migrating songbirds, waterfowl, hawks and more!

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Nature Center Expansion – It’s About to Happen!

After years of anticipation and planning, expansion of the current Nature Center at Steele Creek Park is about to become a reality!  On April 5th, the Bristol Tennessee City Council gave final approval to Burwil Construction Company’s bid for the initial building project.  When completed, the new Nature Center will have more than double the […]

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