It’s still happening! A popular summer program for local kids is going to take place in June and July although in slightly reduced fashion. As in previous years, local experts from the Land Trust of North Alabama will spend time this summer leading children on various hikes as they explore of a range of topics including archaeology, water ecology, animal tracks, tree identification, and more!
2020 Tuesdays on the Trail
Tuesday, June 16 at 9 AM
Wade Mountain Tree ID
Bring your aspiring dendrologist out for a lesson on the many tree species that reside on Wade Mountain. Naturalist Sarah Hart will guide us down the trail as she notes the varied characteristics of the trees we encounter.
Tuesday, June 23 at 9 AM
Matthews Herp Hunt
We are on the hunt for amphibians and reptiles (aka herps) out at Matthews Nature Preserve. Biologist Andrew Cantrell will teach us where to look and how to handle snakes, salamanders, and more!
Tuesday, July 7 at 9 AM
Blevins Gap Naturalist Hike
Join Madison County Schools STEM Coach Tim Gels on an exploratory hike of all things nature! Tim’s expert knowledge will open our eyes to the often overlooked wildlife that thrives at the top of Huntsville Mountain.
Tuesday, July 21 at 9 AM
Monte Sano Nature and Printmaking
Nature leaves behind a lot of beautiful items that can be repurposed into whimsical art. Join Randolph science teacher Ansley McDurmon as we learn about what’s been left behind on the forest floor and how we can use these items in creative expression.
Cost: These events are free but only open to Land Trust members. To join click here.
Reservations: Reservations are required. Space is limited. Please register using parent/guardian’s information (name on your Land Trust membership) and select spots for the number of children only. Adults do not need to reserve a spot for themselves. Registered participants will receive an email with full details closer to the event.
Ages: 6-12 years. An accompanying adult is required for all programs.
What to Bring: Closed toe shoes are required for all programs. We also recommend long pants, bug spray, sunscreen, and water.
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