Did you know the scientific name for blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, means “savory beautiful swimmer”? This delicious crustacean is one of the top fisheries in Georgia and has played an important role in the state’s history, economy and culture. Join us for a workshop at the UGA aquarium to learn about all aspects of this important animal. Catch crab in the Skidaway River, gain a historical perspective while learning to pick crab alongside a local community member, talk with scientists about species management and roll up your sleeves for a biology lab on crab anatomy. Over this weekend you will learn about the unique history of crabbing in the state, innovations that have made crabbing in Georgia environmentally sustainable and gain confidence in your skills for recreational crabbing.
This workshop is part of the Coastal Stewards Program, a series of environmental education workshops targeted to adults living on or visiting the Georgia coast. The goal of the Coastal Stewards Program is to engage adults in activities designed to improve their knowledge of coastal ecosystems, enhance understanding of current issues impacting coastal communities, and inspire stewardship of coastal resources. Workshops on specialized topics will be offered quarterly and are open to anyone over 18.
August 11, 5- 8 p.m.
August 12, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: $100 per person
To register: Contact Kayla Clark, firstname.lastname@example.org or (912) 598-3345. Payment due by Friday, August 4
Location: UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA