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Family Field Trip: Marsh Mucking

June 11, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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One event on July 9, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 30, 2019 at 10:00 am

| $15

Learn about the estuary, where fresh and saltwater mix, through hands-on activities and outdoor exploration. This program includes a microscope lab and a guided walk through the salt marsh at the UGA Aquarium on Skidaway Island. Visitors will learn about creatures big and small found in the estuary. The group will start indoors investigating live sea creatures such as sea grapes, grass shrimp and barnacles that live under the aquarium’s floating dock. Following the lab activity, the group will head out to the salt marsh to look for coastal birds, crabs and snails. Participants should come dressed in shoes and clothes that can get muddy. A change of clothes and dry shoes are encouraged. Children ages 5 and above are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration is encouraged to guarantee your spot. Click on this link to register. Online registration will close at 4 p.m. the day before the program. For day-of payment, please arrive 15 minutes early and bring cash or check. We do not accept credit cards.  

Contact Kayla Clark at kayla270@uga.edu or 912-598-3345 with questions.

Every Tuesday in June and July visitors can explore coastal habitats and learn about native wildlife during hands-on, feet-in field trips at the UGA Aquarium on Skidaway Island. For information about additional field trips being offered, click here.


June 11, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


UGA Marine Education Center And Aquarium
30 Ocean Science Circle Savannah, GA 31411 United States + Google Map
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