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Students in grades 6 through 10 are invited to participate in the nature club hosted by the Dothan Library and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. The club will do a deep dive into topics like wildlife, forestry, water quality, and more. Each session will include a hands-on activity or take-home project that will encourage participants to gain a deeper understanding of the natural world around them and to practice good environmental stewardship.

Join Us Every Other Thursday

When:  Every other Thursday, September 2 through December 9, from 4 until 5:30 p.m.

Where: Virtual sessions over Zoom with some in-person sessions at the Dothan Library Main Branch, 445 N Oates St., Dothan, AL 36303.


Registration is required to attend but the program is free and all materials will be provided. Space is limited to 20 participants for each session. Register for each session individually on the Dothan Library website.

Get a unique swag bag for each session. Bags can include field guides, magnifying lens, plant press, activity guides, and more. Materials can be picked up the week of the session, but registration is required beforehand.

Schedule and Topics

  • September 2 – Introduction to Citizen Science and Famous Naturalists
  • September 14 – Alabama’s Native Forests and Tree ID
  • September 30 – Water Quality and Monitoring
  • October 14 – How to Use a Compass
  • October 28 – All About Wildlife
  • November 18 – Wildlife Show & November Project
  • December 9 – Review & Party

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Did you join us for a Teen Nature Club Session? We want to hear from you! Take just a minute or two and fill out the short survey below and tell us what you think. These surveys not only help better our programs but also help determine federal and state funding. This funding allows us to continue providing affordable, research-based education to you and your family. Take the survey.

More Information

Contact Kerry Steedley or Karnita Garner for more information about this series or to learn about other environmental programs offered throughout the state.

UESEP: Urban Environmental Science Education Program provides adults and youth with natural resource conservation strategies that lead to improved environmental awareness and stewardship. It focuses on issues in the following thrust areas: water quality and quantity; natural resources and the environment; forestry, wildlife and ecology; and energy and waste management.

This project was funded in part by USDA-NIFA. The USDA is an equal opportunity employer.






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