St. Catherine’s Island Field Trip
October 21, 2017
Experience St. Catherine’s Island by exploring the beaches and marshes on this hidden gem along Georgia’s coast. One of the most difficult islands in Georgia to gain access to, St. Catherine’s has a rich history. Learn about it’s amazing research, check out it’s unique wildlife, both native and non-native, including free range ring-tailed lemurs, and much more!
Limited to 8 paticipants
o We will be departing at 7:30 am from the St Catherine's Dock near Midway Georgia.
Get off at the Midway exit (Islands HWY), make a right on to King's Road, right onto Camelia rd.
182 Camelia Rd.
Here is a link to Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/zeTBMEwV6rw
There is a little St. Catherinesisland foundation sticker on the box and if I remember correctly, one of the mailboxes looks like a log cabin.
o The boat will be leaving for St. Catherine’s Island at ~ 7:30am and returning by ~ 5pm
o You will need to bring your own lunch, water, and snacks for all day, as nothing will be provided or available for purchase.
o Things to be prepared for and bring: no restrooms or water available on island, be dressed for all weather possibilities and to be outside all day, and be prepared to see lots of camera and possibly binocular-worthy things.
Managing Georgia’s Ecotones: where the land and water connect
November 3-5, 2017
St Simons Island, Georgia
Georgia is a very diverse state in the variety of ecosystems found from the mountains to the coast and in the plant and animal species found in them. Did you know that Georgia ranks 6th in the nation for overall diversity? We rank 1st in the number of amphibians, 3rd in the number of freshwater fish, and 7th in the number of reptiles and vascular plants. One of the reasons for this diversity is because Georgia is a coastal state, and the transition zones between the land and water create unique habitats for many species to exist. During this conference we will explore how Georgia manages these unique places and the challenges they face.
Note you can pay using PayPal or by check.
If you choose to have the invoice emailed and pay by check please mail the check to:
Georgia Association of Marine Education
PO Box 22073
St Simons Island GA, 31522
Registration Early Bird ends October 15, 2017
FULL Registration: $125 ($75 for student or seasonal educator)
Includes: One year of GAME membership, 2017 GAME conference favor, Friday Science Café with Rusty Garrison, all Saturday sessions, snacks, lunch, silent and live auction admission, Low Country Boil dinner, and Sunday’s field experience at Altama Plantation Wildlife Management Area
Saturday ONLY: $100
Includes: Saturday sessions, lunch, dinner, and silent and live auction admission.
After the October 15st deadline cost is $140 per person for all registration types.
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Best Western Plus St. Simons
301 Main Street, Saint Simons Island, GA, 31522
For reservations call 912-638-7805 and mention GAME
OR open any browser and go to http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/groupSearch.do Enter the group id J96VB9B1 and click on ‘search.’
1:00 – 4:00 pm Birding and Sea Turtle Center visit on Jekyll Island – Field Trip (CDNR Headquarters in Brunswick)
1:00 – 4:00 pm DNR trawl boat trip on the RV Anna– Field Trip (CDNR Headquarters in Brunswick)
5:00 - 6:00 pm Conference Registration at Best Western (St. Simons Island
6:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner catered by Southern Soul BBQ at Best Western (St. Simons Island)
7:00 - 9:00 pm Science Café with Rusty Garrison, DNR/WRD Director
7:30 – 8:00 am Registration and Coffee at Best Western (St. Simons Island)
8:00 – 8:15 am Conference Welcome
8:15 – 9:30 am Plenary Session - Managing Georgia’s Ecotones
9:30 – 9:45 am Q & A with Panelists
9:45 – 7:00 pm Silent Auction is Open
9:55 – 12:15 pm Concurrent sessions
12:15 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 pm GAME Membership Meeting
2:00 – 4:30 pm Cannon’s Point Preserve tour– Field Trip (St. Simons Island)
2:00 – 3:30 pm Beach Walk – Field Trip (St. Simons Island)
6:30 - 7:30 pm Low Country Boil at Best Western (St. Simons Island)
7:00 pm Silent Auction Ends
7:30 pm - ? Live Auction
9:00 – 11:30 am Field experience at Altama Plantation Wildlife Management Area (Brunswick)
Click here to download a PDF of the GAME 2017 Conference Agenda