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06 September 2006

JSU Field Schools Needs Student Workers


JSU Field Schools will be offering many diverse field trips for K-12 groups during fall and spring semesters and needs student workers who can help.


The students would help with the following field trips:


Little River Canyon Naturalist Adventure Hike Meet at DeSoto State Park -- an orientation to one of the most beautiful habitats in the eastern United States. A naturalist will lead a group on an interpretive hike and cover topics such as botany, water sheds, river ecology, archaeology, and more. Students are encouraged to bring journals and to record their discoveries during this program.


Talladega Forest Naturalist Adventure -- Meet at either at Coleman Lake or Pine Glen for a hike along a lake or stream. A naturalist will lead a group on an interpretive hike and cover topics such as botany, water sheds, river ecology, archaeology and more.


Cheaha Mountain Naturalist Adventure Hike -- A group will hike to a waterfall and to the highest point in Alabama for an interesting interpretation of geology, archaeology, History, botany and more.


Under Water Adventure (Choose location: Little River or Shoal Creek in Talladega National Forest) -- Participants will take a look at what is under the surface of Alabama's freshwater lakes, streams and rivers during a two part field trip which includes a snorkeling program and hands-on water quality research.


Frog Pond Amphibian Adventure -- Participants will meet at the JSU Frog Pond in White Plains Alabama for an up close and personal lesson on frogs and salamanders. This program is offered March - May, preferably in the late evening for the best experience with these nocturnal creatures.


Explore Archaeology at DeSoto State Park -- Students will participate in several learning stations which may include Techniques in Archaeology (Mock Dig and Research), Archaeology Sites of Calhoun County (slide presentation), Native American Botany Hike, Rock Shelter Research, Pottery Making, Flint-knapping, or Lore and Legends (Storytelling).


JSU students who are interested in assisting with learning stations and field work should contact Renee Morrison at 256-782-5697 or email to make an interview appointment or ask for an application.



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