Naturalist Club scares and educates during ‘Scareboretum’

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — Witches’ pots were brewing and potions were spewing during the Naturalist Club’s “Scareboretum.”

The Halloween-themed event educated community members and also ushered them into the spooky season.

“We wanted to capitalize on the traditional kind of spooky ideals,” explained Naturalist Clib Treasurer Rose Horn.

Organizers introduced participants to creatures who are sometimes considered scary.

“We have like we have snakes and things as an opportunity to educate people in the community,” Horn said.

Naturalist Club members say they want to help people realize that not all creepy, crawling creatures are as scary as they may seem.

“It’s different than our usual educational events,” Horn told TrojanVision. “This time we could use the theme of spooky things like bats, snakes, cockroaches, spiders and we could actually bring in those animals to use them both as kind of decoration and an educational tool.”