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13 December 2006
Animal Tea Party and the Star of Bethlehem
Draw Families to JSU


Last 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.


Renee 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 ornaments.


Meanwhile on the third floor, Dr. Laura Weinkauf presented two sold out Second Saturday Safari Star of Bethlehem Shows in the JSU Planetarium.


When asked 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 Visit the JSU Field Schools' website at .

Children look on as Renee reads from The Tree Man.

Elves at work.

Look what I made.

Mom likes it, too.

Mr. Bobby, is that real?


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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