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12 June 2007

JSU & DSP Offer Family Weekend
at DeSoto State Park


James Wynn Campfire Ring - Site of Weekend Nature Programs at DeSoto State Park during the Summer Season.

JSU Field Schools and DeSoto State Park will offer fun activities Friday night, all day Saturday and Saturday night, June 22-23, for families who want to learn about nature together. DeSoto State Park teams with JSU Field School to bring you a series of† interpretive programs intended to educate the public about all things nature.

Join National Park Service archaeologist Larry Bean for Friday night's "Campfire Talk" and JSUís Dr. Safaa Al-Hamdani for Saturday night's "Campfire Talk." DeSoto's Campfire Programs are free to the public. Programs will be located† at Campfire Ring in DeSoto's Campground. In case of rain, the event will be located at the Nature Center. Bring Chairs as seating facilities are limited.

Campfire Talks - June 22-23

"Archaeology of Little River Canyon"
Friday June 22, 2007
8:00 p.m.

National Park interpreter Larry Beane will share his vast knowledge of local archaeology sites and the importance of their preservation.

"Plants and Humanity"
Saturday June 23, 2007
8:00 p.m.

JSU plant physiologist Dr. Safaa Al-Hamdani will explain the essential mysteries of the human/plant relationship.

For more information or to register for a program, contact JSU Field Schools at 256-782-5697 or email fieldschool@jsu.edu.

For lodging information, visit www.desotostatepark.com.



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