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Finding Meaning in the Marsh: History

March 21, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

| $20

Historians pay close attention to the people, events, interactions, and changes surrounding a particular place. In this way, historians “see” coastal ecosystems through the lives of the people that lived here before them – understanding the key people and major events that shaped coastal habitats. We want you to see what historians see while walking through a maritime forest and salt marsh. Bring your curiosity and questions and join UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant educators on a marsh walk on the Jay Wolf Nature Trail with naturalist John “Crawfish” Crawford. Crawfish grew up in Savannah and knows the history of coastal Georgia, particularly Skidaway Island, where he worked as an educator for 30 years. By the end of the walk with Crawfish, you will come to see the marsh and Skidaway Island through a historical perspective, ultimately finding meaning in the marsh in a different way.

What to bring:  

  • Hiking shoes you do not mind getting dirty. 

The marsh walk will take place on Tuesday, March 21 from 5 – 7 p.m. This is the final program offered as part of the 3-part Finding Meaning in the Marsh series. More information is provided below.  

Registration is required for the event and includes admission to the UGA Aquarium. This program is open to all ages, but the content is geared towards children ages 13 and up.

Click here to register.

Online registration will close at 4 p.m. the day before the event. Tickets are nonrefundable. 

Questions? Contact Cindy Lingebach at calingeb@uga.edu or call 912-598-2344 



In March of 2023, we are hosting three guided walks through the marsh and maritime forest with special guest photographers, artists, and naturalists who have found different ways to connect with our coastal marshes and natural resources. Participants will learn to view the marsh from new perspectives, gaining skills and knowledge along the way. The Finding Meaning in the Marsh series is open to all ages, but the content is geared towards children ages 13 and up. Dates and topics are provided below. 

Photography: Thursday, March 2: 5 – 7 p.m.  
Art: Saturday, March 11: 2 – 4 p.m.   
History: Tuesday, March 21: 5 – 7 p.m. 


March 21
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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UGA Marine Education Center And Aquarium
30 Ocean Science Circle Savannah, GA 31411 United States + Google Map


UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
(912) 598-2496
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