UM launches Ebenezer’s Swamp School outdoor program

Published 2:48 pm Friday, October 23, 2020

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

Questions about Ebenezer’s Swamp School should be sent to