GWU Biology Students Educate Children at Annual “Enchanted Forest” Event

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Broad River Greenway to Host Enchanted Forest Nov. 4-5

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – A program held each year at the Broad River Greenway that helps educate children about nocturnal animals that live in North Carolina continues next month.

“The Enchanted Forest,” a Gardner-Webb community service project that is designed to entertain and educate kids from ages 2-12, will be held Nov. 4-5 at the Greenway. A focus of the program is to teach children the importance of sustaining the woodland environment of a variety of animals.

The Greenway has been collaborating with the GWU Biology Department and Dr. Tom Jones on the Enchanted Forest for nearly a decade. Students from biology classes organize the program and dress up in animal costumes, giving kids an unforgettable visual learning experience.

The tours will get underway each evening from 6:30 – 9 p.m., with the last tour beginning at 8:45 p.m.

The mission of the Broad River Greenway is to protect and preserve the natural and cultural resources for educational and recreational opportunities.  The Greenway is located off Highway 150, south of Boiling Springs.

More information about this event is available through the Broad River Greenway at 704-434-0040 or by emailing 

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity).