A Day in the Woods, Berrien County, GA 2017-04-22

Thanks to Heather Brasell for organizing this annual outdoor event. WWALS will have a table there as usual, thanks to WWALS Ambassador Dave Hetzel. Come on down for this community event; learn something; maybe even get your feet wet!

Request for Volunteers When: 1PM-10:30PM Saturday, April 22, 2017

Where: Gaskins Forest Education Center
3359 Moore Sawmill Rd., Alapaha

What: A Day in the Woods:
Forest & Wildlife Activities for All the Family

Event: facebook

See also the PDF flyer, transcribed below.

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A Day in the Woods:
Forest & Wildlife Activities for All the Family
Gaskins Forest Education Center
3359 Moore Sawmill Rd., Alapaha, GA 31622
Saturday April 22, 2017 (weather permitting)
Event Activities 1-5 pm,
BYO Cookout 5-7 pm,
Nature Walk 7-9 pm,
Astronomy 9-10:30 pm

FREE—no entrance fee and no commercial activities.

Local people will share their love of outdoors, craftsmanship and knowledge of local traditions. Each person people/group will set up their own station either under pine trees, in the open, or next to a large pond.

Most activities will be ongoing, so attendees can come and go at their leisure.

Some activities may involve getting hands dirty and feet wet, so come prepared.

Samples of game meat—hog and deer, and maybe others—will be provided mid-afternoon. This is not intended as a full meal. If you want to cookout for evening meal, bring your own food. Cooking facilities provided.

Request for Volunteers:

We are looking for volunteers to organize an activity station, bring music, provide food or refreshments, help as volunteer, or provide support in public relations. We have ideas for activities that are ready to go — just waiting for a someone to present them.

We expect at least 30 activity stations. Activities may be related to forestry, wildlife, outdoor recreation, crafts and history. Here are some of the activities and demonstrations that are being planned.

  • Archery
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife calls
  • Gopher tortoise camera
  • Animal footprints
  • Taxidermy
  • Pine cone bird feeder
  • Native bee nests
  • Bird migration
  • Identifying trees
  • Native Plants
  • Measuring trees
  • Leaf prints
  • Fire behavior
  • Soils
  • Drones
  • Making paper
  • Turpentine
  • history
  • Bark baskets
  • Pine needle baskets
  • Vine baskets
  • Wood turning
  • History
  • Wool carding
  • Spinning and dyeing
  • Fixing old buildings
  • Rosen potatoes
  • Blacksmith
  • Crosscut saw

This is a community event. Anyone interested in contributing should contact Heather Brasell 229-339-3966 or email heather.brasell@gmail.com. Co-organizers: Karla Gaskins, Dona Fields, Ellen Corrie, Sue Patton, Mark Dixon, Christie Vance