Cheaha State Park

October 4-6 Weekend Nature Programs

Event Dates:
October 4, 2019, 7:00 pm
October 4-6 Weekend Nature Programs

 

Campfire Talk: From Tadpole to Frog What a Leap!
Frogs are known for many things! They are slimy and hop around. They fill the night with songs and croaking. There is so much more to their story. Jacksonville State University Biology Department Professor Dr. George Cline with teach you about these amazing animals! For more information email Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov or call 256 412-9938.
Date: October 4, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Location: Lower Improved Campfire Talk

Nature Nook
Park Naturalist Mandy Pearson will be stationed outside the Mountain Store to answer any questions you might have about animals, plant, history, or point you to a great hiking trail. She often has live animals with her at the Nature Nook as well. For more information email Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov or call 256 412-9938.
Date: October 5, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM -11:00 AM
Location: Mountain Store

Survival Skills: Fired Up!
Fire is one of the oldest tools that man has ever used. It has been used to cook, purify water, provide light, provide warmth and much more. This course will cover: various fire-starting methods, building a bow drill kit (you can take home), making fire with your bow drill, and learning bow drill and flint & steel techniques. For more information email Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov or call 256-412-9938.
Date: October 5, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Leave No Trace Bigfoot Pavilion (By the Observation Tower)
Eco Explores: Leave No Trace Hike to the Top of Alabama
Learn the Leave No Trace basics as you hike to the top of Alabama. This one-mile hike will begin at the Vista Cliffside overlook and end at the Bunker Observation Tower, Alabama's highest point. The park naturalist will interpret the trail and discuss plants, animals, native Americans, the Civilian Conservation Corp, ecosystems, Leave No Trace, and much more. The program is free with gate admission and to overnight guests. For more information email Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov or call 256 412-9938
Date: October 5, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Mountain Laurel Trail (Chalet Road)

Campfire Talk: Digging in to the Past with Dionoroars
Allie Sorlie, Education Outreach Coordinator and Todd Hester Museum Naturalist from Alabama Museum Of Natural History. Will transport you back in time to an age of dinosaurs. Through storytelling and real fossils, they will piece together part of earths mysterious past. For more information email Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov or call 256 412-9938.
Date: October 5, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Upper Improved Campground

Early Bird: Coffee and Bird Watching with the Naturalist
Join the Park Naturalist to watch and identify birds. She will teach you about birding, and how hone in you bird identifying skills. Bring your own set of binoculars and learn about our feathered friends. You are also welcome to chat and ask the naturalist any question about the animals, plants, or park that you have been curious about. For more information email Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov or call 256 412-9938
Date: October 6, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Vista Cliffside Deck

Eco Explorers: Hammocking 101
Learn the basics of hammocking and how to be still and ponder! Spending time in nature reduces stress and increases overall health. Hammocks will be loaned to participants for the program. Email Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov to register. Program is free with gate admission and to overnight guests. For more information email Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov or call 256 412-9938
Date: October 6, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: CSP Gem Mine
Take A Hike: Accessible and Interpretive Discovery Hike
Join Cheaha’s Naturalist, Mandy Pearson, on a hike across the highest mountain in Alabama. Learn about the Cheaha ecosystem, plants, animals, and history on this 0.6-mile hike. The program is free with gate admission and to overnight guests. For more information email Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov or call 256 412-9938
Date: October 6, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Bald Rock Boardwalk