July 22, 2018 - 2:00pm to July 28, 2018 - 9:00pm

Longleaf Pine Needle Basketry Class

July 22, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Learn the basics of pine needle basket coiling, an old craft with a long history. Join artist Brittney Hughes to learn the basic steps to making a coiled basket from longleaf pine needles. Each participant will learn the basic skills of pine needle basketry: how to start a coiled basket, basic stitching, how to shape your basket, and how to finish your basket. Participants will start a basket and continue it at home or make a small creation. The art of coiling baskets is universally common to indigenous peoples. Coiling is the technique of creating baskets and art from pine needles and was a part of pre-Columbian Native American crafts. Today, pine needle baskets and art are made primarily for decorative purposes. All materials (pine needles, thread, and small center for basket) will be furnished. Class is for ages 10 years to adult.

Fee: $25.00

For more information contact Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov or call 256-488-5115.

Location: Leave No Trace Teaching Pavilion (by the Observation Tower)

 

Sunset Hike

July 27, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 Cheaha State Park is known for its amazing sunsets. Every evening visitors are delighted to see a new painting in the western sky.  Enjoy an interpretive hike as the sun descends. Program is free with gate admission and to overnight guests.

For more information contact Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov or call 256-488-5115.
Location: Mt. Laurel Trail at the Chalet Road Trail Head
 

Colors and Patterns in Nature

July 28, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Join the park naturalist for this creative nature observation hike that blends science, nature, observations, and art into one program! All supplies are included in this workshop. Space is limited, so registration is required. Tickets are $10.00 per person. Call Cheaha Sales at 256-488-5115 or 256-488-5885 to purchase tickets. Ages: 6-106 years welcome! Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Call (256) 488-5115 or email Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov for details.

Call (256) 488-5115 or email Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov for details.
Location: Leave No Trace Teaching Pavilion (by the Observation Tower)

Natures Mystery Box

July 28, 2018

Time: 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Animals are stealthy, and they often move through the forest unobserved. Although you might not see them, many creatures leave clues such as scat and tracks. Learn how to observe and understand these clues. Program is free with gate admission and to overnight guests.

Call (256) 488-5115 or email Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov for details.
Location: Leave No Trace Teaching Pavilion (by the Observation Tower)

 

Sunset Hike

July 28, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cheaha State Park is known for its amazing sunsets. Every evening visitors are delighted to see a new painting in the western sky.  Enjoy an interpretive hike as the sun descends. Program is free with gate admission and to overnight guests.

Location: Mt. Laurel Trail at the Chalet Road Trail Head
For more information contact Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov or call 256-488-5115.

2141 Bunker Loop Delta, AL 36258
Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov
(256) 488-5115 X 2814