Fall 2021 Schedule
More information coming soon!
January 14 (4 pm): Into the Wild
Exploring a Maritime Forest
Let’s take a walk in the woods! Georgia’s coast has the coolest forests to explore, so get ready for this month’s interactive exploration of a maritime forest. You’ll fall for fungi, take a liken’ to lichens, and discover the amazing animals and plants that make their home under the canopy of ancient live oaks. There’s so much to explore in your very own backyard—you’ll never look at a simple walk in the woods the same way again. Our naturalist will be answering questions live during this virtual forest field trip, so come prepared with everything you’ve ever wanted to know!
Fall 2020 Schedule
A Day at the Beach
Trash for Turtles
Mysteries of the Marsh
October 22 (4 pm): A Day at the Beach
Beach Ecology Walk
Join us on Facebook Live as we hit the beach! You’ll learn about the role of sand dunes and tides and how they shape the ever-changing landscape of our barrier island beaches. During our live walk, we’ll keep our eyes open for wildlife discoveries and learn about the animals that call our beaches home—and how you can help protect them! This is an interactive program, so have your question ready for our naturalist.
November 14: Trash for Turtles
with Youth Environmental Advocate Hannah Bonvechio
Families in Nature is honored to feature youth environmental advocate Hannah Bonvechio! Hannah is an inspiring 8th grader who started her “Trash for Turtles” project in 2013 (while still in PreK!) to teach about the importance of marine ecosystems, how our actions impact these resources, and ways we can work together to help protect our environment and the wildlife that live here. Hannah’s presentation will be interactive with a slideshow and live chat, as well as an underwater ROV demonstration to show how creative ideas and technology are the future of conservation. Due to a mini-grant provided by the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit, attendees will have the opportunity to win a free “Love. Protect. Save.” t-shirt that Hannah co-designed.
December 17 (4 pm): Mysteries of the Marsh
Salt Marsh Ecology Walk
How you ever wondered what actually lives in all that marsh grass you see out your car window? That’s what we’re investigating during this month’s Families in Nature, so get ready for an adventure! Together, we’ll explore the mysteries hidden amidst the Spartina grass and deep in the pluff mud. Along the way, we’ll learn all about salt marsh animals and plants and the important roles they play in the ecosystem. Our naturalist will be streaming this virtual field trip live, so have your questions ready.
Coastal Education Coordinator
“Families in Nature is a great way for your family to learn together in the natural world and build a foundation of love and respect for our coast.”
Please contact Stephanie for more information about any of our upcoming Families in Nature programs.