JSU Newswire
Jacksonville, Alabama

Little River Canyon Field School
Celebrates 10th Anniversary

JACKSONVILLE -- March 1, 2001 -- Tie on some flies, rap a cliff and track a warbler…sound like fun? Try Jacksonville State University’s Little River Canyon Field School!

Since 1991, the JSU Little River Canyon Field School has been one of Alabama’s most exciting environmental education resources. This year, the Field School celebrates its tenth anniversary by adding more programs for a wider variety of audiences.

The 70-plus programs scheduled for the year include archaeology digs, birding, fly-fishing, canoeing, medicinal plants, edible plants, nature camps for children, rock climbing, several different types of hikes, and much more! Over 30 of the programs are presented for no charge at the DeSoto State Park Campground during summer and fall weekends.

The Field School also customizes natural and cultural history programs for schools, churches, scouts, civic organizations, and home-schoolers.

Events through April include:

Canyon Hike, Little River Canyon
March 10, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
8 miles, moderately strenuous
$20.00 per person

Stars of Little River Canyon
DeSoto State Park Nature Center
March 16, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
$5.00 per person

Frog Pond Adventure
Calhoun County’s Frog Pond
With Dr. “Frog” Cline
March 17, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
$3.00 per person

Birding with Ben Brown
Frog Pond
March 31, 6:00-10:00 a.m.
$5.00 per person

Edible Plants of Little River Canyon
With J.T. Dabbs
March 31, 9:00 a.m.-noon
$10.00 per person

Seniors’ Hike for Health
DeSoto State Park Nature Center
April 4, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
$10.00 per person

All programs require registration. For registration or more information call Pete Conroy or Francine Hutchinson at 256-782-5697, email lrc@jsu.edu, see website at www.jsu.edu/depart/epic.

Little River Canyon Field School is a partnership between Jacksonville State University, DeSoto State Park, the National Park Service, and the Anniston Museum of Natural History.


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