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17TH Annual

Kids Day on the River

EVENT STATIONS

CAN YOU CANOE?
Birmingham Canoe Club
Safety, practice & play -- learn to paddle a canoe or kayak in the river, under close supervision
BEAVERS AND RIVERS
Anne Miller, Jan Brown and Jacob Torres, Environmental Educators
How do beavers relate to a healthy watershed? Find out, while you build your own beaver-like dam and see how it works.
CREEPY CRAWLIES IN THE RIVER Creepy Crawlies
Chris Cleveland, Environmental Educator
Identify bugs who live in the river, and learn what they tell us about the health of the river.
HOME SWEET HOME
Alabama Wildlife Center
There's no place like home... even for birds! Learn about the importance of good habitat and channel your inner bird to create your own nest!
IMAGINE THE RIVER
Jef Hodge, Environmental Educator and Zac Napier, senior naturalist at Turkey Creek
Hear the story of Jumping Mouse and other animals, then relax and imagine what living in or near the river is like.
SOLAR AND ENERGY EFFICIENT STATION
Daryl Bergquist, Solar Consultant
Learn how to measure your electricity usage, how to cook with a sun oven, how to heat water with the sun.
GO WITH THE FLOW
The Cahaba Environmental Center
at Living River

Come and notice how land and water are interconnected. Experience the idea of a watershed.
SNAKES, REPTILES AND MORE
Snake
Big Dave Holloway, McDowell Environmental Nature Center
How do snakes behave? how are they different from each other? and what about other unique animals that live in the woods?
A RIVER OF COLORS
Art/Nature
Jane Humber and Macey Luce, artists
Learn to make beautiful artwork by "painting" with natural materials found around the river.
AWWesome Creatures

Eric and Maria Reutebuch from Alabama Water Watch
Cool Creek Critters -- what can they tell us?
LOTS OF TIME IN THE WATER Water Time

Learn about endangered species.

Click here to see frequently asked questions.

JOIN US FOR A DAY'S ADVENTURE, EDUCATION AND APPRECIATION OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER.

Wear clothing that can get wet and shoes that protect feet from rocks in the river.

AND REMEMBER: NO CELL PHONES -- NO ELECTRONICS -- NO PETS