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October 1, 2021 | Issue No. 27


An Update from the Director...

Happy fall from Little River Canyon Center! Programs are in full swing, so be sure to check out our upcoming events below. The Canyon Center remains open Tues-Sat 10 am til 4 pm. Masks are currently required indoors, we appreciate your patience and cooperation.

The 12th annual Canyon Fest celebration is set for Saturday, November 6, 2021. We have some exciting programs and exhibitions planned for the day and plan to host the event safely outdoors weather permitting. Artist applications must be submitted by October 15th. Spaces will be limited so apply early. Please email us if you have any questions.

Also, we are still accepting applications for the Assistant Field School Director position. To learn more and apply, click here.

Looking for an event venue for a wedding, reception, or corporate retreat? Please complete a request form for pricing and availability. We look forward to hosting your next event at the JSU Canyon Center.

Please come visit, shop and explore Little River Canyon Center. 


Director, Pete Conroy

Upcoming Field School Programs

October 2nd: Herp Camp for Kids

October 9th: The Art of Woodburning

October 18th: iNaturalist Hike

October 30th: Archeology Tour

November 6: Canyon Fest

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For more info on education programs call 256-845-3548 or email

Canyon Fest inquiries please email

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The Art of Woodburning: Little River Canyon Magnet

Pyrography or woodburning is the art of decorating wood or other materials, the term meaning “writing with fire” dating back to the 17th century. Participants in this class will learn the basic techniques of decorative wood burning and painting designs from artist, April Blanks, and will work on a 4-inch diameter Little River Canyon magnet. This class is for ages 14 to adult.

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Fall Photography Workshop

Come visit Little River Canyon and join Fine Art Photographer John Dersham for a two-day seminar on photography. Friday evening, you will be in the classroom learning how to improve your photography by utilizing tried and true compositional rules. In addition, you will learn about lighting and strategies that will provide more visual impact to your pictures. Saturday will be spent in the field putting everything you have learned into action at Little River Falls and at the amazing overlooks of the Scenic Rim road. (Hikes are short and are easy to moderate and optional.)

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12th Annual Canyon Fest

Saturday, November 6th

10 am - 4 pm

Vendor Application

New in the Gift Shop


Garment Dyed Little River Canyon Hoodie $39.99

Open Tues-Sat 10 am - 4 pm

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Come shop uniquely crafted art, gifts, educational toys, books, apparel and more.

Complimentary gift wrapping also available.

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