Fun in February: Art, Cooking, and Bears, Oh My!

February brings a lot of fun events and programs to the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center! We would love for you to come join us for one or all of these offerings! Tickets for each can be purchased on our Marketplace

Saturday, Feb 18 at 10:00am Science on Saturday’s BEARS with Dr. Todd Steury.

The black bear is the Alabama State mammal. And yet, the most recent estimates suggest that we may only have as many as 300 of these animals in the state. In this talk, Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology Todd Steury will describe the almost 10 years of research his lab at Auburn University has done to understand why we don’t have more individuals of the species in the state. The presentation will include information on the techniques they have used to study bears, their research findings so far, and their plans for future research. 

Monday, Feb 20th from 1:00-3:00 Family Art Fun: Drawing

We will be practicing our drawing skills and learning techniques through nature and natural elements. There will be guided instruction and then you will be given an opportunity to practice the skills we have learned with feedback. The class will include a 30-minute hike for inspiration.

Saturday, Feb 25th from 2:00-4:00pm Campfire Cooking: Desserts

Join this fun, casual cooking class that explores tips, tricks, and recipes for cooking over an open fire.  Cyndi Czerkawski (In The Garden instructor) takes a farm-to-table approach to campfire cooking using fresh, local ingredients.  Whether you are experienced or you are new to open fire techniques, you are bound to get something new out of this class, not to mention the great food!

In our second workshop, we will explore the sweeter side of campfire cooking with a concentration on desserts.