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Maritime Forest Walks

April 9, 2021, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating until April 30, 2021

Join an aquarium educator for a guided interpretive walk along the Jay Wolf Nature Trail at the UGA Aquarium. The trail winds through maritime forest with winding live oaks and Spanish moss as well as salt marsh habitats. Listen to birds singing in the forest canopy and witness squareback crabs scurrying across the trail. Learn about the natural and human history that shaped this landscape, how to identify a few local plants, and look for animal tracks along the trail. Walks on the trail this spring will pass by a recent prescribed burn in a loblolly pine habitat, which will promote ecological health. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to observe succession, or the process of a biological community changing over time, as new plants start to take root and grow in the open space. 

Register here by noon on the Thursday before your hike.

Questions? Contact Public Programs Coordinator, Kayla Clark, kayla270@uga.edu, 912-598-3345.

Special notes: 

  • Participation does not include entry into the UGA Aquarium. Aquarium visits can be made by appointment only on the Aquarium by Appointment registration page. You must register by noon the day before. 

COVID Procedures:

  • For safety and appropriate social distancing, this program is limited to a single group reservation per trip, with options of $50 for a group of 1-5 participants or $100 for a group of 6-10 participants
  • Passengers are required to wear face coverings and practice social distancing during check-in and for the duration of the walk. 

This event counts toward the Coastal Stewards Program, designed to engage adults in activities that improve their knowledge of coastal ecosystems, enhance understanding of current issues impacting coastal communities, and inspire stewardship of natural resources.


April 9, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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UGA Marine Education Center And Aquarium
30 Ocean Science Circle Savannah, GA 31411 United States


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