Turtle Point to host special event

Published 4:27 pm Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Turtle Point Science Center is hosting a grand open house Saturday as the annual Spring Fling begins at 9:15 a.m.

Presentations and demonstrations that have become favorites for those who attend events at Turtle Point will be on hand throughout the day.

Scheduled to appear are Steve Trash, Reno’s Reptiles and Raptor Trek from the Coosa River Science School.

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The Coosa River Science School is housed at the Alabama 4-H Youth Development Center on Lay Lake in Columbiana. The 242-acre property plays host to almost 4,000 students each year who attend with their school and make the outdoors their classroom during field trip excurstions.

In addition to these field trips, the Center houses 13 live birds of prey that travel across the Southeast for school programs, libraries, conferences, and festivals each year to share their conservation message.

Six of these birds will be returning to Turtle Point March 31 for a day of programs and opportunities to take photos and view these animals in person. Hawks, owls, falcons and an American Bald Eagle will be on hand for Saturday’s demonstrations.

Festivities begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m.  The Flomaton High Band Boosters will be on site with lunch and drinks for sale.  For more information please call Turtle Point at 251-296-3401.

The event is free and open to the public. Turtle Point Science Center is located on U.S. 31 South in Flomaton just across from Flomaton High School behind Hurricane Park.