NW-SCC to hold grand re-opening of the nature trail and outdoor classroom on April 26
April 19, 2021
Event: Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will host the ribbon cutting and grand re-opening of the revitalized Cecil Clapp Nature Trail and outdoor classroom on the Phil Campbell Campus Monday, April 26, 2021, at 2 p.m.
Who: The event will include a ribbon cutting with the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, performance from the NW-SCC Jazz Band, and brief remarks from NW-SCC President Dr. Glenda Colagross, Alabama State Representative Jamie Kiel, Alabama State Representative Proncey Robertson, Vanessa King of the Northwest Alabama RC&D Council, and Alabama Power Community Relations Manager Melinda Weaver.
What: The Cecil Clapp Nature Trail was once home to an observatory and outdoor classroom, used for collegiate and K-12 science instruction and community events. Unfortunately, it suffered damage from the 2011 F-5 tornado that devastated parts of Phil Campbell and Hackleburg. NW-SCC received funds from Northwest Alabama RC&D Council and the Alabama Power Foundation to help the College revitalize the nature trail and provide an outdoor classroom on the Phil Campbell campus. The outdoor classroom will be named in memory of former NW-SCC science instructor Joe Mark Alls.
When: Monday, April 26, 2021; 2:00 p.m.
Where: The event will be held on the Cecil Clapp Nature Trail at the revitalized outdoor classroom behind the NW-SCC Phil Campbell campus, 2080 College Road, Phil Campbell, AL, 35581.
About Northwest-Shoals Community College:
Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) is part of the Alabama Community College System and home to almost 3,400 students. NW-SCC offers over 100 certificate and degree programs and is committed to providing career technical, academic, and lifelong educational opportunities that promote economic growth and enrich the quality of life for the people it serves. For more information about the NW-SCC, visit www.nwscc.edu.