March 25, 2019 - 8:00am to April 5, 2019 - 11:30am

Watershed Walk
Water flows through all life, from a tiny ladybug to mighty oak. We all need clean fresh flowing water. A watershed is a region of land from the start to the end of a waterway. Alabama’s highest point marks a special watershed with many incredible plants and animals who call it home. Come prepared to explore, get wet and learn about water. For more information email Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov or call 256 488 5115 ext 2814
Date: March 25, 2019
Time: 10:00-11:30

Location: Mountain Laurel Chalet Trailhead

 

Lets Go Camping: Camping Workshop

There is nothing like breathing in crisp mountain air while gazing at the stars warmed by the glow of a campfire. You are never too young or old for an adventure! In this overnight camping experience, we will teach you (pairs of kids with their adult) how to have fun camping in the great outdoors. We will provide your choice of a tent or a hammock to sleep in for the night, but you will need to Bing your own sleeping bag. Other topics will include cooking over an open fire, smores, evening interpretive program, star gazing and a morning hike. The class is limited to 16 spaces. To register email Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov or call (256)412-9938
Date: March 28-29, 2019
Fee: $25.00 per person
Time: 5:30 PM- 10:00 AM

Eco Explores: Nature Journaling

Nature journals have been used for many years! Explores crossing this land first documented plant, animals, mountains, and rushing rivers in nature journals. Many adventures have been preserved in these precious journals, but a nature journal is so much more. As you look closer to nature, the plant, the animals, a soft blowing wing a babbling brook, warm sunshine, and the glisten of the evening stars, you begin to see the world in a and special way. Slow down and soak in the spectacular treasures and beauty of the natural world all around us. We will develop descriptive techniques, poetry, watercolors, sketching, and nature observations. The class is limited to 10 spaces. To register email Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov or call (256)412-9938
Date: March 29, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Location: Bald Rock Boardwalk Trailhead

 

 

Waking Woodlands Hike
Winter with a cool chill in the air and a gentle breeze is lingering, but spring is almost here. Trees are quite, still and resting as the wait to bud out with life in the spring. Animals are bedded down cozy and warm waiting for the warmth of spring. Learn about the budding woodland secrets and so much more on this gentle 1.5-mile hike.
Date: March 30, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Laurel Trail Chalet Road Trail Head
For more information contact Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov or call 256-488-5115.

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.
Date: March 30, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Bald Rock Trailhead
For more information contact Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov or call 256-488-5115.
 

Waterfall Tour and Lunch with a VIEW!
Photo by Bill Wilson (Cheaha Falls)
Join Park Naturalist Mandy Pearson from Cheaha State Park and Joan Alexander from Anniston Outdoor Association (Cheaha VIP Volunteer) on a tour exploring Cheaha area waterfalls. Easy to moderate hikes on rocky dirt trails. Will see some well-known waterfalls as well as some hidden treasures. Registration is required.

Date: Monday, April 1, 2019

Fee: $25.00 per person
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Wilderness "Zombie" Survival Workshop

Zombie Survival is so much fun and the skills learned are useful in any survival situation! The group is gathered and pretends that the closest city has “fallen to a zombie attack.” This group of recruits is the BEST of the BEST who have been chosen to attend ZERO (Zombie Emergency Response Operators). They will become leaders for others who are scattered across our zombified state! The park's forests become the “safe zone” for these recruits. While escaping the city, several recruits grabbed backpacks that citizens dropped while running for their lives. We divide the group into 2-4 squads. Each squad has a captain who is in charge of their backpack. Each squad visits 4 stations. They have to rely on the odd items in their backpacks (MacGyver style) at the stations. Stations include water filtration, shelter building, first aid zombie style, fire/snare building, and how NOT to be found (and of course, how TO be found). How not to be found includes camouflage (hunter camo make up) along with squad Hide & Seek. We end with a cookout (hot dogs and s’mores)! The fee is $20 per participant to cover costs/supplies/lunch and $10.00 for family/friends or participants for lunch. (Limit 20 participants). For more information contact Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov
or call 256 488 5115 ext.2814

Date: April 3, 2019

Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location: Leave No Trace Pavilion (Across the road from the Observation Tower)

Picture This: Kids Photography Class

Explore your world in a whole new way. Bill Wilson Anniston Star Photographer and Writer will expand kid’s vision of the world by using close-ups, unusual angles and other techniques to tell stories of what they see. Through photography, you can a story in a single image. Sign your little explore up to learn how to see the world in a new and unique way. The program is included with park admission. For more information email Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov or call 256 412 9938
Date: April 4, 2019
Fee:
Time: 10:00 AM -11:30 AM

Location: Leave No Trace Pavilion (By the Observation Tower)

New Heights, New Angles: Adventure Photography

A photograph is worth a million words. A single image can place you on a mountain top, deep in the crevices of a cave, or at the banks of a rushing river. Photographer Trey Walker will teach you skills for capturing the spirit of adventure in natural settings. We will hike 0.66 miles to Pulpit Rock and 3 miles to McDill Point. Bring your camera and tripod for a day of photography fun! The class is limited to 25 spaces. To register email Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov or call 256 488 5115 ext 2814
Date: April 13, 2019
Fee: $25.00 We will have more information on package options soon!
Time: 10:00 AM-4:30 PM
For more information contact Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov
Photo By: Frank Leung

Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov
256 412 9938