Oak Ridge National Laboratory


News Release

Media Contact: Fred Strohl (strohlhf@ornl.gov)
Communications and External Relations


Nature walk, history talk planned March 4

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 29, 2000 — The first in a series of free nature and history adventures on the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge Reservation has a doubleheader scheduled Saturday, March 4. This includes a history talk scheduled at 4:30 p.m. followed by a nature walk at 6 p.m. that should last until about 7 p.m.

First up will be noted Oak Ridge historian Gene Pickel, bringing the past alive with "A Historical Perspective of Oak Ridge." Next will be Kelly Roy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Environmental Sciences Division, who will lead "A Walk In Search of the Elusive American Woodcock." Both activities will take place at the 160-year-old Freels Bend cabin.

Reservations are necessary. Participants should call Lissa Clarke of the American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE) at 865-576-3218 no later than Friday, March 3. There is a group size limit.

The group will meet at 5 p.m. March 4 in the parking lot on the south side of the Scarboro Operations Site at the intersection of Bethel Valley and Scarboro roads. Participants should consider wearing warm clothes, bring a canteen and a snack.

If weather conditions require a cancellation or other change, the information will be available by calling 574-9836 no later than 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 3.

The Nature and History Adventures on the Oak Ridge Reservation Program is cosponsored by ORNL and AMSE. More events will be announced through the year. More information about the program is available by calling Clarke.