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Savannah class teaches how to cook over open fire
open-fire cooking
Besides learning how to cook outdoors on an open fire, participants in the Jan. 30 class at Oatland Island Wildlife Center will prepare a five-course meal that they will get to eat. - photo by Photo provided.

SAVANNAH — This is the perfect time of year to have a fire in your fire pit. Why not put those BTU’s to work and cook your meal while your at it?

Oatland Island Wildlife Center will host an Open Fire Cooking Workshop from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Jan. 30. Participants will enjoy a five-course meal that they have prepared throughout the day, along with learning such things as choosing and care of cast iron cookware, fire wood selection and storage, cooking techniques, recipes and other topics.

All scouting leaders, youth or church group leaders, teachers, park staff, or just plain outdoor enthusiasts are invited.

The workshop will be held outdoors at Oatland’s Heritage Home Site. Participants should come prepared for the weather. In case of rain a rain date will be added.

The workshop will be open to anyone 12 years and older, and will include a full meal that the participants have created throughout the day. Price is $35 per person (includes admission to Oatland) and will be limited to the first 25 paid registrants. To register, call 912-395-1500.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center is a unit of the Savannah-Chatham County School System and serves as a field study site for students throughout the region. It features the 2 mile-long “Native Animal Nature Trail” that winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetlands and salt marsh habitats and links many native animal exhibits such as wolves, alligators and cougars.

Oatland is also open daily to the public for self-guided tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

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