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Alabama State Parks providing virtual programming during COVID-19

State parks are using technology to provide fun programming.

Because of social distancing and other precautionary measures, you may find yourself stuck inside the house and unable to enjoy the great outdoors. But don’t worry. The Alabama State Park Naturalists are going virtual and providing you and your family with fun, educational programming to keep you entertained.

These virtual programs are an assortment of Facebook Live streams, short videos, pictures, park stories and maybe even an exciting challenge or two. Five state parks are participating – Oak Mountain, Lake Guntersville, Gulf State, DeSoto and Cheaha state park. They’ll be hosting this programming on their individual Facebook pages, so make sure you check in daily to see all the new content.

They’ve also created a survey to determine what type of content viewers are looking for. And you can take the survey here.

Of course, if you’re able to get outside, Alabama State Parks are staying open. You may find some areas of the park closed, like visitor centers, playgrounds and lodges, but you’re encouraged to take part in many of the fun, self-guided activities they offer like camping, fishing, hiking, biking and more.

You can visit for more information as well as what measures are being taken by the parks to keep you safe.

So what type of content are they providing?

You can encounter certain animals…

Or go on a digital hike…

Be sure to check back often as new content will be added daily.

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