The first Alabama State Parks Environmental Education Workshop was hosted at Joe Wheeler State Park on April 18, 2015. The event was for individuals, scout groups, home-school groups, & families of all sizes. 

Participants enjoyed a fun-filled day of tips and tricks to help your family discover the joys of the Great Outdoors with Alabama State Parks! The workshop was designed to give participants the skills and confidence to explore the many outdoor recreational opportunities that Alabama State Parks have to offer. Graduates of the Alabama State Parks Environmental Education Workshop were granted future access to kits containing materials and equipment for their own Alabama State Park Adventures.

The following activities were covered during the workshop:

  • Geocaching
  • Campsite set-up
    • Tent set up and take down
    • Campsite gear – chairs, lanterns, etc…
    • Sleeping gear
    • Campfire
  • Camp Cooking – session used to feed the group
  • Open fire
  • Camp stove use and maintenance
  • Dutch Oven Cooking
  • Planning your trip
  • Guided and self-guided nature study
  • Campsite cleanliness/safety
  • State Park/Camping/Outdoor etiquette
  • Taking care of yourself in the great outdoors
  • Leave No Trace & Hiking for fun

A handy guide to all of these activities was provided for all participants. We hope you will find the handbook useful as well (PDF available here)!

Camping kits are located at the following parks for use by program graduates:
Cheaha State Park - Delta, Alabama
DeSoto State Park - Fort Payne, Alabama
Gulf State Park - Gulf Shores, Alabama
Joe Wheeler State Park - Florence, Alabama
Lake Guntersville State Park - Guntersville, Alabama
Lakepoint State Park - Eufaula, Alabama
Oak Mountain State Park - Birmingham, Alabama

Keep watch on the Events Page for upcoming workshops in Alabama State Parks!

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