Wednesday, April 08, 2009

BEN 2009 Events Calendar - April Update

Below is the latest BEN 2009 Event Calendar.

Schedules - Visit these websites to access up to date calendar of events in your community:

Environmental Education Centers: Museums, Zoos and Gardens

Dauphin Island Sea Lab -
Friends of Locust Fork River -
Weeks Bay Foundation -
Huntsville Botanical Garden -
Landmark Park in Dothan -
Birmingham Botanical Gardens -
Ruffner Mountain Nature Center -
Dauphin Island Sea -
McWane Center -
Burrtitt in the Mountain -
Alabama Museum of Natural History -

Environmental Education Hikes, Outings, Tours, Clean-ups, Tree Plantings

Freshwater Land Trust -
Fresh Air Family -
Jones Valley Urban Farm -
Alabama Chapter of the Sierra Club -
Alabama Hiking Trail Society -
Land Trust of Huntsville and North Alabama -
Shoals Earth Month -
Alabama Power's Renew Our Rivers -
Alabama Wildlife Federation/Alabama Nature Center -
Alabama Coastal Foundation -
Alabama Wildlife Center -

Camps/Environmental Education Centers
Coastal Wonders - Environmental Education Programs at Beckwith -
Sumatanga Camp and Conference -
Southern Environmental Center -

Special Fundraisers
Alabama Wildlife Federation (Wild Game Cook-Offs) -

State & Federal Events and Tours

Department of Conservation's Special Programs -
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Tours -

Television Schedule

Discovering Alabama -


February - June - Land Trust of Huntsville and North Alabama's Spring Burst Hikes - Visit for the schedule.

WRATT Emission's Testing Schedule - The Waste Reduction the Technology Transfer Foundation has released their 2009 auto emissions testing schedule in jefferson and Shelby counties. Check out the schedule at

Shoals Environmental Alliance Spring Nature Outings Schedule - The Shoals Environmental Alliance has released their 2009 Spring Nature Outings Schedule. Visit their website at for details.

Camp Winnastaska Summer Teacher Workshops -

Birmingham Canoe Club Workshops -

April 11 - Bibb County E-Cycling by the Bibb County Youth Leadership Program & Technical Knock Out in Woodstock, Green Pond and Centreville - 9am to 3pm - Call 205-926-3117 or 205-585-7835/

.April 14- "Road Kills on Battleship Parkway and the new Alabama Red-bellied Turtle Fence" presented by Dr. David Nelson, University of South Alabama 7:30 at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center

April 14 - "Environmental Policy and the Problem of Justice" presented by Breena Holland, Lehigh University - 7:30pm at the Biology Auditorium, University of Alabama -

April 17 - "Climate Change: Can Mathematics Help Clear the Air?" presented by Chris Jones, University of North Carolina - 1:00pm at Gordon Palmer Hall, University of Alabama

April 17-18 - STICKS Country Music Festival, Palmer Hill in Auburn - visit for details.

April 18 - Dauphin Island Sea Lab's Discovery Day - Discovery Day 2009 will celebrated at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab this spring on April 18th, 10am-2pm . For details visit and hit the "What's New" banner link.

April 18 - Flint River Conservation Association/ 39th Annual Earth Day Event at the Hays Nature Preserve - visit or

April 18 - Lowndes Citizens United for Action Earth Day - in the Haynesville Town Square - 10am to 2pm - for details contact

April 19 - Earth Fest - Tuscaloosa's Annual Earth Day Event on the University of Alabama campus -

April 18 - Grow Alabama's Earth Day on the Farm - Blount County - For details, visit

April 18 - Whole Foods Electronic Recycling Event in Mountain Brook

April 19 - Party for the Planet Earth Day Celebration at the Birmingham Zoo - visit

April 20 - Electronic Recycling Event at the Jasper, Alabama Mall

April 21-22 - Earth Day Safari at the Montgomery Zoo -

April 19 - Earthbound's Earthfest - to benefit the Black Warrior Riverkeeper - from 1:00pm to Sundown at the Bessie Estelle Park near the UAB campus - call 205-458-0095 for details

April 22 - 18th Annual Auntie Litter Parade and Celebration - Birmingham -

April 23 - Earth Day at Samford University - visit

April 25 - Earth Day Mobile Bay 2009 - 19th Annual Mobile Bay Earth Day - 10:00am to 7:00pm - Fairhope Pier Park, Fairhope, Alabama -

April 25 - Shoals Earth Day and Earth Month - April 25th, 11:00 to 6:00 at Wilson Park in Florence, Alabama - Visit or contact or 256-767-2909.

April 25 - "A view from the Earth" 3rd Annual Earth Day Celebration in Collinsville, Alabama - visit or call 256-844-8235

April 25 - Earth Day at Bellingrath Gardens in Mobile with Mobile Baykeeper - 9:00AM to 3:00PM - for details visit

April 25 - Wildlaw Presents Earth Day in Tuskegee National Forest at the Taska Recreation Center - 11am to 1pm - details, or

April 26 - Earth Day at the Gardens - 12th Annual Earth Day at the Gardens - Birmingham Botanical Gardens -

April 28 - Coastal Kids Quiz in Daphne, Alabama - Contact the Alabama Coastal Foundation for details at 251-990-6002.

May 2- Outdoor Alabama Expo 2009 - The Department of Conservation will be holding the 2009 Outdoor Alabama Expo, 9:00 to 5:00 at Oak Mountain State Park.

May 2 - Learn to be an Oyster Gardener - The Mobile Bay Oyster Gardening Program will be holding Oyster Gardening workshops on April 18th - 10:00am, at the Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitor Bureau in Orange Beach and May 2nd - 10:00am at the Auburn Shellfish Laboratory on Dauphin Island. Contact PJ Waters at 251-438-5690 for details and to reserve a seat.

May - June - Cahaba River Society will hold canoe trip each weekend to view the Cahaba lilies - contact them at for details.

May 7-10 - 32nd Annual Audubon Mountain Workshop - Mentone, Alabama -

May 13-14 - 5th Annual State of Our Watershed Conference at the Betty Carol Graham technology Center, Central Alabama Community College, Alexander City, Alabama - for conference info, visit

May 15 - Spring Concert at Three Caves "An evening of hit music, stories & laughter under the stars" - 6:30pm Free shuttle leaves from Huntsville hospital - for detail contact the Land Trust of Huntsville and North Alabama at 

May 16 - Friends of the Calera Library -"May Day Market  Rummage and Recycling Day

May 30 - Spring Hill Medical Grandman Triathlon - Event benefiting Mobile Baykeeper - Visit Mobile Baykeeper at for details

May 30 - The Cahaba Lily Festival in West Blocton, Alabama -

June 11-13 - Paddle Alabama at Coosa Weiss Lake - for details, visit

June 23-25 and July 13-16 - Alabama Forestry Foundation's Teacher's Conservation Workshops - visit

July 28-29 - Take Pride Statewide Conference 2009 -

September 25-26 - Green Coast 2009 - Pensacola, Florida - 251-928-2309 -

November 7-8 - Paddle Alabama at Claiborne Dam , Alabama River - for details

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