UM launches Ebenezer’s Swamp School outdoor program

MONTEVALLO – The University of Montevallo’s Environmental Education Program launched a new series of family field trips in October.

“We have created a social-distant, masked, outdoor program for parents to attend with their students,” Environmental Education Program Director Jecca Shumate said. “For families that are homeschooling, this is an outdoor nature-based family field trip that is observing CDC guidelines.”

Ebenezer’s Swamp School is held at the outdoor classroom at Ebenezer Swamp from 9-11 a.m.

Lessons are geared toward students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Upcoming dates and lessons are:

  • Oct. 28 – Spooky Spiderwebs
  • Nov. 4 – Blending In/Standing Out
  • Nov. 6 – Science of Trees
  • Nov. 9 – Creepy Crawlies
  • Nov. 11 – Feathered Friends
  • Nov. 16 – Swamp Rocks
  • Nov. 18 – Night Animals

The lesson topics are subject to change.

The cost to attend is $6 per student, and adults are free.

All students must be accompanied by an adult.

Space is limited, and registration is required at Montevallo.edu/eeprograms.

Questions about Ebenezer’s Swamp School should be sent to eeprograms@montevallo.edu.