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. 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.
We hope to make this new fun Halloween event a favorite of our community. 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.