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UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant

(912) 598-2496|https://gacoast.uga.edu/

May 2021

Horseshoe Crab Encounters

May 10, 6:00 am - 9:30 am
UGA Marine Education Center And Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle Savannah, GA 31411 United States

Every spring horseshoe crabs congregate on beaches along the east coast to lay their eggs. These spawning events attract migratory shorebirds that utilize the horseshoe crab eggs to fuel their annual flight to nesting grounds in the Arctic. Join us…

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Horseshoe Crab Encounters

May 12, 7:15 am - 10:45 am
UGA Marine Education Center And Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle Savannah, GA 31411 United States

Every spring horseshoe crabs congregate on beaches along the east coast to lay their eggs. These spawning events attract migratory shorebirds that utilize the horseshoe crab eggs to fuel their annual flight to nesting grounds in the Arctic. Join us…

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Restoring Our Wetlands

May 13, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

DYK ~80,000 acres of wetlands are lost each year in the United States? Thankfully, there’s a nationwide effort to restore and preserve wetlands for habitat and recreation. Join us to learn about different types of wetlands, their benefits and how…

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Estuary Trawl

May 18, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

UGA Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle Savannah, GA 31411 United States
$132

Climb aboard the 43-foot trawler R/V Sea Dawg for a memorable scientific collecting trip. Sample the benthic communities found in tidal rivers and sounds, then identify, sort, count and record species, environmental and positional data. Discussions include the natural history, diversity…

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Wassaw Island Beach Exploration

May 19, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
UGA Marine Education Center And Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle Savannah, GA 31411 United States

Spend time with marine educators exploring the North end of Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge. We’ll anchor the skiffs along the shoreline, hike along the northern part of the island looking for seashells before sampling the surf for cool marine animals…

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Drought-Tolerant Coastal Landscapes for Water Conservation

May 24, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Learn how to landscape your home or business with beautiful, drought-tolerant plants while effectively conserving our most precious natural resource – water! EcoScapes Sustainable Land Use Program Manager Keren Giovengo will provide information on why we need to address water…

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Estuary Trawl

May 25, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

UGA Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle Savannah, GA 31411 United States
$132

Climb aboard the 43-foot trawler R/V Sea Dawg for a memorable scientific collecting trip. Sample the benthic communities found in tidal rivers and sounds, then identify, sort, count and record species, environmental and positional data. Discussions include the natural history, diversity…

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Wassaw Island Natural History Hike

May 26, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
UGA Marine Education Center And Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle Savannah, GA 31411 United States

Join us for a day of exploring the South end of Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge. We'll traverse this amazing undeveloped island, exploring salt marshes, the maritime forest and sandy beaches along the way. Children 10 years or older are welcome…

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