Saturday, JSU Field Schools hosted a holly jolly event for families that
included a hot cocoa and cider “tea” party and a cosmic Christmas planetarium
show. More than fifty parents, grandparents and children flooded Martin Hall to
participate in this new holiday program.
Morrison’s reading of an environmental Christmas classic The Tree Man (by Atlanta author Carman Agra
Deedy) and her tales from her own rainforest experiences mesmerized the young
audience. JSU biology students, Bobby Floyd and Cindy Morgan, introduced live
animals such as Rudolph the Hissing Cockroach, Ruby the Corn Snake and Pumba the
Hedgehog to the inquiring young naturalists. Beth Enders led the children
through an art activity where they each painted their own stained glass animal
the third floor, Dr. Laura Weinkauf presented two sold out Second Saturday
Safari Star of Bethlehem Shows in the JSU Planetarium.
about their field school experience, the Brannon family which attended both
programs replied, “This has been more fun than going to Six Flags!” JSU Field
Schools considers that to be an excellent summative evaluation report for this
unique holiday program.
For more information or to preregister, contact JSU Field Schools' Renee Morrison at 256-782-5697 or
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the JSU Field Schools' website at
Children look on as Renee reads from The Tree Man.