Our Georgia coasts are an integral part of our state's beauty and healthy environment. Join the Coast Group for this awesome outing, where their guest speakers, Dr. Clark Alexander, professor at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and David Kyler of the Center for a Sustainable Coast, present the impacts that rising a sea level has on our Georgia coastline and how important it is that we act to prevent climate change. Then we will paddle the Skidaway River. On this three mile loop takes you south on the Skidaway River from Butterbean Beach and up into a small tidal creek where the low tide reveals large oyster reefs where shorebirds like to feed, continuing past a little marsh hammock and then back out to the river and Pigeon Island to view nesting bald eagles before returning to the start.
Saturday, April 6th
10:00am - 3:00pm
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
$25 (plus any rental fees)
Personal Car (participants are encoureaged to carpool)
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
THINGS TO BRING
Kayak/Canoe required (Rentals available on "Buy Tickets" page) Life vest required (Included with rental) Water Snacks Sunscreen Hat Rain jacket/pants Appropriate clothing/swim-wear A change of clothes sealed in a water-tight container Appropriate footwear to protect you from unseen underwater hazards and permit you to walk comfortably on land Towel
We will hear a lecture then drive over to Butter Bean Island for the paddle portion of the outing.
Dr. Clark Alexander, professor at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography David Kyler of the Center for a Sustainable Coast
"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."