Auburn, hiking the new Weagle Woods trails on campus may pique your interest

Weagle Woods
Weagle Woods is Auburn’s new outdoor classroom. (Auburn College of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences)

Auburn University, it’s time to hit the trails. If you ever felt like four walls and a desk wasn’t the right type of classroom for you, well then you “woodn’t” believe the news we have for you. Auburn’s College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment announced plans to turn Weagle Woods on campus into a forest filled with walking trails and learning opportunities.

Outside is the newest classroom

Weagle Woods
Walking = exercise and learning. (Auburn College of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences)

Located behind the Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Building on campus, this 11-acre forest will be Auburn’s new outdoor learning hub. Weagle Woods will include:

  • Educational kiosks
  • Forest with mature trees — some are even estimated to be 200 years old!
  • Interpretive signs
  • Outdoor learning laboratory
  • Walking trails

​Auburn Alumni helping a new generation of Tigers 

Tiger alumni Ken and Barby Oser are funding the project. Ken is a graduate of the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment and Barby graduated from the College of Liberal Arts.

Incorporating current Tigers, Weagle Woods Learning Laboratory will be used by students in their classes. They’ll also help design informational signage and the educational demonstration areas.

“The Weagle Woods Learning Laboratory has potential to become a university resource, as well as provide benefits for the greater Auburn community for both educational and recreational purposes. Weagle Woods is near some popular tailgating areas and is anticipated to become a popular destination for football fans and other campus visitors alike.”

Janaki Alavalapati, Dean, College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment

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