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JSU Field Schools and Alabama State Parks Present Spookapalooza 2013

10/15/2013

Fun for the entire family created by a partnership between JSU Field Schools and Alabama State Parks...snacks, treats, costumes, crafts, live animals, and excellent slap-your-knee-&-shiver storytelling!

Storytellin’ Campfire Talk: Ghosts on the Mountain

Spooky stories guaranteed to put shivers up your spine! Learn about Alabama’s finest spooks, legends and folklore from JSU Field Schools’ Renee Morrison, JSU’s Teje Sult and Alabama author Greg Starnes. DRESS WARMLY!

Date: Friday, October 25, 2013

Where: DeSoto State Park Large CCC Pavilion (across the road from Nature Center)

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fee: Free

Spooky Movie Night Under the Stars

Now Showing: Corpse Bride (2005) Rated PG

Bring the family, friends, even your pets for a fun night under the stars! Movie will be shown in DeSoto State Park's Improved Campground at the James L. Wynn Campfire Ring. Be sure to bring your own comfortable camp chair or blanket, as seating is limited. Bring the kids along for a campfire & some S'mores!

Date: Friday, October 25, 2013     

Where: DeSoto State Park's Improved Campground at the James L. Wynn Campfire Ring. Gate will open to the public 30 minutes before the movie. In case of inclement weather, the movie will be played in the DSP Nature Center (next to the Country Store) 

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Fee: Free & Open to everyone. For info call 256.997.5025 or email DeSoto.StatePark@dcnr.alabama.gov

Growing Up WILD and Living Wild Family Programs: Mask Making & Storytelling

Join JSU Field Schools’ Renee Morrison for this non-spooky story of Cherokee legend “Brother Leaf” who helped all of the animals on Lookout Mountain and make your own magical nature mask.

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013

Where: Little River Canyon Center (8 miles from DeSoto State Park)

Time: 11:00 am - noon

Fee: No fee

Spookapalooza Fun & Games

Join DSP staff & volunteers for a great afternoon of fun & games; Pumpkin Decorating, Halloween Bingo, bobbing for apples, rub-on tattoos, & more!

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013

Where: DeSoto State Park's Improved Campground in the Campfire Ring/Pavilion area. Gate will be open to the public .In case of inclement weather the games will be cancelled.

Time: Starting at 2:00 p.m., ending around 3:15 p.m.

Fee: Free & Open to everyone; Great for all ages!

Trick or Treating in DeSoto State Park’s Improved Campground

Wear your favorite costume if you wish! Candy stations are located through-out the campground. Parents must accompany children at all times. Dress up your pets and bring them along! (Always on a leash) 

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013

Where: DeSoto State Park's Improved Campground. Gate will be open to the public

Time: Starting around 3:30 p.m. 

Free & Open to everyone; Great for all ages!

Storytellin’ Campfire Talk: Spooks in the Valley

Spooky stories guaranteed to put shivers up your spine! Learn about Alabama’s finest spooks, legends and folklore from JSU Field Schools’ Renee Morrison, JSU’s Teje Sult and Alabama author Greg Starnes. DRESS WARMLY

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013

Where: DeSoto State Park Large CCC Pavilion (across the road from Nature Center)

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fee: Free

Spookapalooza Critter Show

Join JSU Field Schools’ Naturalist Mandy Pearson to discover some of the native creatures of Alabama (as well as non-natives) in this fun uncaged presentation. Meet some live critters!

Date: Sunday, October 27, 2013

Where:  DeSoto State Park's Improved Campground at the James L. Wynn Campfire Ring. Gate will be open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the program will be in the DSP Nature Center (next to the Country Store) Be sure to bring your own comfortable camp chair or blanket, as seating is limited.

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Fee: Free to the Public; Great for all ages!

Pumpkin Carving Contest throughout the week of October 21-26, 2013 at DeSoto State Park.

For more information about Spookapalooza:

Renee Morrison, JSU Field Schools

256-782-5697

rmorrison@jsu.edu

Brittney Hughes, DeSoto State Park

1-800-ALAPARK option 2

brittney.hughes@dcnr.alabama.go

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