University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
 
April 3, 2012
Contact: Alice Jackson, USA Public Relations, (251) 460-6639
 

USA Archaeology Museum Sponsors Bike Tour

The public is invited to participate in the Let’s Move Didactic Bike Tour on Saturday, April 7, at 10 a.m.

The unique tour will combine exercise and learning as well a sneak peek at the new USA Archaeology Museum slated to open in October.

The Let’s Move Didactic Bike Tour is part of the comprehensive Let’s Move national initiative dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation by promoting physical activity and healthy eating through the use of exercise, gardens and learning institutions.

Participants will meet on the main campus of the University at the Native Plants Botanical Garden next to the Alfred and Lucile Delchamps Archaeology Building, located on USA South Drive.

The group’s stops will include Langan Park, the Mobile Museum of Art, and the Mobile Botantical Gardens. Accompanying the riders will be experts in the fields of archaeology, geology and botany to talk about features along the ride and during the stops. The experts include Dr. Phil Carr, associate professor of anthropology; Dr. Douglas Haywick, associate professor of geology; Dr. Brian Axsmith, professor of biological sciences; and Bill Finch, local gardening columnist and executive director of the Mobile Botanical Gardens.

The tour will end at USA’s Archaeology Museum where participants will be among the first to see what the museum will look like when it opens in the fall.

A free lunch of Three Sisters chili will be available for participants
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To make reservations, call Barbara Filion at (251) 460-6106, or e-mail bfilion@usouthal.edu.

 
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