CSU’s Environmental Learning Center will host the second annual Halloween Hoot on Oct. 31.
“There will be food, games and candy. There will also be a hike guided by witches and goblins. The guided hikes are always fun,” said Laura Parmely, administration assistant at ELC.
Everyone is welcome to attend the evening of trick-or-treating, pumpkin painting and apple tasting.
“This event will provide families an opportunity to have a safe Halloween experience while learning true stories of the natural creatures we associate with this day, like bats and spiders,” said Brett Bruyere, director of the ELC, in a recent press release.
A variety of booths will be displayed during the evening, said Katie Navin, education specialist at ELC.
“Each booth will have an education component. There will be a spider booth at the event that will teach about the different parts of the spider and stuff like that,” Navin said.
The Halloween Hoot is open to all members of the community from 5-8 p.m. at the ELC’s East Drake site located at 24000 Ziegler Road. Cost is $5 per person or $15 per family and costumes are encouraged.
Edited by Colleen Buhrer and Shandra Jordan