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Get Back to Nature With These JSU Field School Programs

02/24/2012

Get back to nature in February and March with the JSU Field Schools! Check out some of these great programs we have coming up:


 
Growing Up WILD for Preschool Children: Un-natural Trail Hike

Join JSU Field Schools' Renee Morrison and volunteers every fourth Saturday of the month for fun nature and art programs for preschool age children.

Date:     Saturday, February 25, 2012
Where:   Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne, AL
Time:    11:00 am - noon
Fee:      No fee; some programs may have limited space so pre-registration is encouraged

For more information, call 256-845-3548 or email Renee Morrison

www.canyoncenter.org


 
River Rhythms Family Fun Programs: Un-natural Trail Hike (Advanced)

Join JSU Field Schools' Renee Morrison and volunteers  every fourth Saturday of the month for fun nature programs including hikes, crafts, games, nature talks, activities and more.

Date:     Saturday, February 25, 2012
Where:   Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne, AL
Time:    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Fee:      No fee; some programs may have limited space so pre-registration is encouraged

For more information, call 256-845-3548 or email Renee Morrison

www.canyoncenter.org


 
Early Spring Frog Pond Adventure

Experience “love” from a frog’s point of view! Join the one-and-only, “Dr. Frog” George Cline, for an unforgettable evening of romance and songs from the first amphibian voices of the season. Learn to identify frog songs and get a hands-on experience with these slippery creatures. Participate in Frog Watch USA. Subject to water level/drought conditions.

Date:  Saturday, March 3, 2012
Where:  JSU Frog Pond in White Plains Alabama
Time:      6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fee:  $5 per adult; $2 per child

For more information call 256-782-5697, email Renee Morrison or visit www.jsu.edu/epic

 
 
Week Day Walkabout: Waterfall Tour & Easy Hike

Join Joan Alexander and others from the Anniston Outdoor Association for this unique driving and hiking tour of several beautiful waterfalls located around the Cheaha State Park area.  These are easy to moderate hikes on rocky dirt trails. Dependent upon water level.

Date:       Friday, March 9, 2012
Where:   Cheaha State Park    (8:45 am Meet at State Park and ride JSU Shuttle for tour) in Cleburne County, AL
Time:      9:00 am – Noon; JSU Van shuttle for tour
Fee:        $15 per person; pre-registration is required by March 4, 2012

For more information call 256-782-5697, email Renee Morrison or visit www.jsu.edu/epic


St. Patrick’s Day Paddle: Terrapin Creek

Join Renee Morrison of JSU Field Schools, Chris Raney of the USFS, Don Coley of Terrapin Creek Outdoor Center and Joan Alexander from Anniston Outdoor Association for this adventure on Terrapin Creek. Wild flowers, wild life and beautiful scenery will abound.  Bring drink/snacks/lunch. Not recommended for children under 12 years.

Date:     Saturday, March 17, 2012
Where:  Terrapin Creek Outdoor Center (AL Hwy 9 near Centre, AL)
Time:     9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fee:       $30 per person (rental kayak included); $25 per person rental canoe (double only); $20 per person to bring your own canoe or kayak; Pre-registration is required

For more information call 256-782-5697, email Renee Morrison or visit www.jsu.edu/epic

 
Plants of the Pocket

Join DeSoto State Park botanist, Brittney M. Hughes, and JSU Field Schools Coordinator, Renee Morrison, for this enchanted botany trip to “The Pocket” on Pigeon Mountain. Excellent photo opportunities of unique and beautiful plants. Easy to moderate short hike.

Date:     Tuesday, March 21, 2012
Where: Meet at DeSoto State Park Nature Center; shuttle to site
Time:    9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Fee:       $10 per person (transportation to site included)

For more information, call 256-845-3548 or email Renee Morrison.
www.canyoncenter.org
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