Dr. Janaki R.R. Alavalapati, Dean
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
3301 Forestry and Wildlife Building
602 Duncan Drive
Auburn, Alabama 36849-3418
The Kreher Preserve and Nature Center will hold their first annual Halloween Enchanted Forest on October 29 and 30 from 6 – 8 p.m. KPNC will be teaming up with the City of Auburn Junior Theater program, AU Engineering students and Auburn University student and community volunteers. This event will be a non-scary, fun educational fundraiser for the preserve. Families are invited to wear their costumes and head out with a guide onto our enchanted lit-up trails to stop at 10 stations where costumed actors will sing, dance or recite a poem about the animal, plant or insect that they represent. The costumed character will explain to the children how they “trick or treat” the other animals in the forest. A few of the character include a pitcher plant, bat, beaver and praying mantis.
Fun Halloween activities including pumpkin bowling and face painting will be available for the children before groups head out. Hikes will begin at 5:30 p.m., with groups of 15 starting their hike to visit each station every ten minutes. The last group will depart on the hike at 7:30 p.m. Tickets holders must be punctual and not miss their time slot. The night will end with a campfire with s’mores and hot cocoa available for purchase and other fun activities for the children.
Registration is required. Tickets are $5 per person. This event is not recommended for very young children who might be afraid of costumed characters. Please wear close-toed shoes and bring a flashlight. Go to the KPNC website at www.auburn.edu/preserve and click on Register/Tickets.
The KPNC is located at 2222 N. College Street, approximately 3 miles north of downtown Auburn. The KPNC offers lighted and improved parking, bathroom facilities, and drinking fountains.