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Hoots and howls: A Halloween day adventure

POSTED: October 15, 2009 7:29 p.m.
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"Hoots and Howls" will be a fun educational event on Halloween.

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Savannah, Oatland Island Wildlife Center will have a Halloween day adventure with “Hoots and Howls” on Oct. 31 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  

This new self guided adventure will feature a variety of activities along Oatland’s “Native Animal Nature Trail” with lots of live animals, crafts, jokes and fun.  Stop by “Brewing up Pond Critters” with the Johnson High School Science Club, check out the “What’s Buggin You” station and look for fossils at the “No Bones About It” Fossil Hunt.

Complete the Hoots and Howls Scavenger Hunt for a Trick or Treat.  Concessions, face painting, children’s crafts and guest appearances by costumed animals.  Children may wear costumes. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children, military and seniors.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center is a unit of the Savannah-Chatham County Schools, located 5 miles east of Savannah off Islands Expressway. It serves as a field trip site for school children to learn about natural and environmental science.

The Center encompasses a total of 175 acres of salt marsh, freshwater wetlands and maritime forest habitats, and has a 2-mile long “Native Animal Nature Trail” where live indigenous animals may be viewed.

Fundraising events, such as the “Hoots and Howls”, help offset the costs of animal care and habitat maintenance. Oatland is open to the public daily (except holidays) from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for self-guided trail walks. This event is sponsored by AT&T The Real Yellow Pages and the Friends of Oatland, a 501(c)3 non-profit support group, and proceeds will help fund FOO projects at Oatland Island Wildlife Center such as the renovation of the black bear habitat. 

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