Join us for an excursion to Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge for a morning on an undeveloped island. Learn about the natural history of the island and pull a beach seine to collect small organisms living in the surf zone. As this program is grant-funded by Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's Outdoor Fund, we will be helping in their effort to keep Georgia's waterways clean. Using bags made from recycled commercial shrimp trawler nets, we will be collecting marine debris along the beach while we explore.

Program is for ages 10 and up. Participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Questions? Contact Cindy Lingebach, calingeb@uga.edu, 912-598-2344.

Special notes:

  • All boat activities are weather-dependent and require appropriate and adequate footwear and clothing.
  • There is no guarantee of wildlife sightings but every program will include information about estuary ecology and conservation.
  • Boarding will occur from the aquarium’s floating dock at departure, and the boat will anchor on the beach when we arrive on Wassaw Island.  Participants should be prepared to wade through knee-deep water on the beach to get to and from the boat.
  • There are no restrooms once we leave the dock, but restrooms in the aquarium lobby are available prior to departure.  
  • UGA boat captains reserve the right to cancel boat programs in the event of unsafe weather conditions. You will be notified prior to your trip. No refunds are provided unless the program is canceled.
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