School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences to hold Spring Fling and Outdoor Expo April 5-6

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences will host the inaugural Spring Fling and Outdoor Expo April 5-6 at Coach Pat Dye’s Crooked Oaks Farm and Quail Hollow Gardens in Notasulga. The event will begin with a fundraising gala on Friday night and will continue through Saturday with an outdoor expo.

Net proceeds from the event will fund scholarships and educational initiatives in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.

Friday’s events, beginning at 4 p.m., include an outdoor expo preview; live and silent auctions; demonstrations from Auburn University’s EcoDogs, the Forestry Ecology Preserve and the Southeastern Raptor Center; special appearances; and dinner and dancing with live music provided by Kidd Blue. Dinner will be provided by Conecuh Sausage and the Organized Seafood Association of Alabama.

Individual tickets for Friday night’s events are $100 each and can be purchased at www.auburn.edu/springfling, at the door or by calling (334) 844-2791. Sponsorship packages are also available.

The Outdoor Expo on Saturday will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors will include Wildlife Trends, Rootmaker Products, Hammock’s Taxidermy, Alabama Cooperative Extension System Bird of Prey and the Alabama State Department of Conservation. The Auburn University EcoDogs and Forest Ecology Preserve will also be on site for demonstrations.

Admission to the public event on Saturday is $10 at the gate and is free for children 12 and under and for those with a ticket stub from Friday night’s events.

For more information regarding tickets, sponsorship levels, how to become a vendor or to donate to the auctions, contact Heather Crozier, director of development for Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, at (334) 844-2791 or at vannhea@auburn.edu. Go to Facebook for photos, news and updates about sponsors and vendors at www.facebook.com/SpringFlingOutdoorExpo.

Contact: Charles Martin, Office of Communications and Marketing, (334) 844-9999 (marticd@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, Office of Communications and Marketing, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)