6 June 2007
JSU Field Schools' Inner City Kids into Nature Camp
This is a special
nature camp developed by JSU Field Schools’ Renee Morrison, organized through
Hobson City Mayor’s Office, sponsored by Alabama Gas Corporation, Wachovia Bank
Community Outreach, and USFS Shoal Creek District, to promote scientific
exploration and discovery to inner city children.
JSU's assistant director for Field Schools Renee
Morrison shows off a king snake to some young campers.
Date: June 19-20,
Shoal Creek District Coleman Lake Recreation Area
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
These nature camps for inner city kids have netted the Jacksonville State University Field
Schools two national awards from the U.S. Forest Service: the Excellence in Interpretation
Award in 2004 and the Nature Watch Award in 2005.
The camps help low-income minority youths discover natural places in Alabama
and educate them on career options in science and math through a partnership
between JSU and the Forest Service. The camps are free for participants with
approved scholarship applications.
For more information
or to register for a program, contact JSU Field Schools at 256-782-5697 or email
for news releases by using the request form at www.jsu.edu/newswire/request.