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11 August 2006
JSU Field School Programs for September 2006

Learning by the Lake Series Program
at Coleman Lake

Join United States Forest Service biologists and JSU Field School experts for an interesting hour of educational fun at Coleman Lake Recreational Area in the Talladega National Forest. Take advantage of the beautiful location and camp for the weekend or just drop in for the program! Family friendly. Dogs are welcome on leashes.

  • Date: Saturday, September 9, 2006
    (2nd Saturdays through October)
  • Where: Coleman Lake Recreational Area
    (Talladega National Forest; near Heflin, AL)
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Fee: Free


Butterflies with Vitaly Charny
(Lepidopterist and Photographer)

For more information, call Renee Morrison at 256-782-5697 or send e-mail to


Printmaking Workshop at Historic McClellan

Create your own stationary, greeting cards and art prints after learning the techniques for linoleum block printing and natural material printmaking. Participants will receive their own tools and materials to make prints during this workshop and at home. Artists Lynnette Hesser, Steve Loucks, and Kelly Gregg will lead this unique hands-on workshop.

Due to sharp tools, this program is not recommended for children under 13 years of age. Bring a lunch. Pre-registration is required.

  • Date: Saturday, September 9, 2006
  • Where: Historic McClellan - Lide Hall
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Fee: $45/person (includes Dick Blick lino tools.
    $20/for second family member or friend sharing a tool set or if participant brings own tools)




For more information, call Renee Morrison at 256-782-5697 or send e-mail to

Guided Tour of Talladega National Forest:
Shoal Creek District

Join JSU Field School Coordinator Renee Morrison and USFS Rangers for a driving/hiking tour of the Shoal Creek Ranger District and discover unique areas that are rarely seen by the public. Learn about the ecology of the national forest and observe the transition of summer to fall. Bring lunch, water, and a camera as we explore the beautiful scenery of life in the forest. Transportation is provided for a limited number of early registrants. Pre-registration is required.

Date:    Saturday, September 16, 2006
Where: Talladega National Forest
Time:   9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Fee:     $5/person

For more information, call Renee Morrison at 256-782-5697 or send e-mail to


Autumn Paddling Tour of Terrapin Creek

Fall leaves, cool breezes, class 1 & 2 rapids (just enough adventure to put the “zing” in a fun paddle trip for canoes & kayaks) …Join JSU Field School staff, Renee Morrison and Christopher Raney, and paddle experts Keith Hudson, Jamie Morrison, and Don Coley for this float down Terrapin Creek & finish up at Creek Side restaurant for a delicious dinner.

Date:     Saturday, September 23, 2006
Where:  Terrapin Creek Outdoor Center
Time:     10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(Pre-registration required)
Fee:       $35 per person kayak;
$25 per person canoe (double only);
$15 per person to bring your own canoe or kayak
(Dinner not included)

For more information, call Renee Morrison at 256-782-5697 or send e-mail to

Casual Canyon Hike

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Little River Canyon area as summer comes to a close on an easy hikes with the fascinating historian and geologist, Dr. Kelly Gregg. Highlights will include the Canyon’s sandstone rocks, fossils, river views, and signs of resident animals. Fall wildflowers and fruits will be on full display. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Pre-registration is required.

Date:     Saturday, September 30, 2006
Where: DeSoto State Park Nature Center
Time:    10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fee:       $5/person
(Pre-registration required

For more information, call Renee Morrison at 256-782-5697 or send e-mail to

Cheaha State Park Arts & Crafts Festival
followed by a Fire Light Storytelling:
Ghosts on the Mountain & Spooks in the Valley

Wind your way up to the top of the tallest mountain in Alabama to enjoy a day of arts, crafts, and delicious treats. The grand finale? A spooky Saturday night campfire storytelling guaranteed to put shivers up your spine! Learn about Alabama’s finest spooks, legends and folklore from Renee Morrison who has been influenced by story tellers such as Katherine Tucker Windham. Renee uses live animals to enhance her programs. Make a cozy weekend in the lodge, a cabin or chalet; if camping is your preference, Cheaha has beautiful primitive and RV camp sites.

For more information on Cheaha State Park visit

Date:    Saturday, September 30, 2006
Where: Cheaha State Park Campfire (Redbud Pavilion)
Time:    6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fee:     No fee or registration

For more information, call Renee Morrison at 256-782-5697 or send e-mail to


Renee S. Morrison 

JSU's EPIC and Field Schools

700 Pelham Road North 

Suite 246 Martin Hall 

Jacksonville, AL 36265 

Office: (256) 782-5697  

Cell: 256-225-2188 

Fax: (256)782-5817


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