Cheaha State Park

September 27-29 Weekend Nature Programs

Event Dates:
September 27, 2019, 7:00 pm
September 27-29 Weekend Nature Programs

 

Campfire Talk: Civilian Conservation Corps the Men Who Shaped a Nation
Once upon a time you could roam for days and see nothing man-made. Now it is harder to find natural, scenic, wild areas. We all need a little wild wilderness in our souls. Wilderness is also important for clean air, clean water, plant, animals and much more. Learn about wilderness and how you can help keep it around for generations to come! The Civilian Conservation Corps built the park over 80 years ago. Learn about the men who worked hard to preserve wilderness areas. For more information email Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov or call 256 412-9938.
Date: September 27, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Lower Improved Campground

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: September 28, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM -11:00 AM
Location: Mountain Store

Eco Explorers: Scat and Tracks
There all kinds of stories written in the woods. You might not have the chance to see a bobcat or fox. You might see some signs that tell you who they are and what they are doing in the area For more information email Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov or call 256-412-9938.
Date: September 28, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Leave No Trace Bigfoot Pavilion (By the Observation Tower)

Take A Hike: Tree Tea Hike
Have you ever wondered where your food and medicine come from? Years ago, most food and medicine grew on plants. Join us for an editable and medicinal plant walk with a tasting of some of the teas from native plants. 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: September 28, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Mountain Laurel Trail (Chalet Road)

Campfire Talk: Exploring Native American Alabama with Dr. Mairin Odle (University of Alabama)
Historic Native Americans are a brilliant group of people. A diverse group of farmers, hunters, warriors, doctors, foresters, and much more. They knew how to live off the land, but they also know how to take care of the land. They are not much different than you or me. Through storytelling, we will learn about Native American heritage from this area. For more information email Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov or call 256 412-9938
Date: September 28, 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: September 29, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Vista Cliffside Deck

Arts in the Environment: Gem Tree Workshop
Experience of mining for gems at Cheaha State Parks Gem Mine. You will make a tree to display all the gems that you find. All supplies will be provided. If you are interested or would like to register, please call (256) 488-5885/ BillieJo.Maxcey@dcnr.alabama.gov or for more information email Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov or call 256 412-9938
Date: September 29, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee:$20.00 (registration is required)
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: September 29, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Bald Rock Boardwalk