Teachers can also earn staff development units by participating in excursion classes that involve travel to unique areas of the globe for one-of-a-kind studies. They can explore the ecosystems of the Florida Keys, prowl the dunes on Georgia’s barrier islands, skirt through the canopy of a Costa Rican rainforest, or swim with a friendly manatee. These trips provide valuable learning experiences that enrich classroom learning for K-12 teachers.
Title: Sea Turtle Ecology on Ossabaw Island
Dates: June 16-19, 2013
Location: Ossabaw Island
All Grade Levels
3 PLU Credits
Designated as Georgia’s first Heritage Preserve in 1978, Ossabaw Island is the only island in Georgia, and perhaps elsewhere, to be used exclusively for educational and scientific purposes. Participants in this class will have the opportunity to study the ecosystems of this beautiful island as well as many aspects of sea turtle ecology including classification, behavior patterns, migration, nesting, and threats to sea turtle survival. Activities will include night walks to search for nesting turtles. Fee includes charter boat to island, dormitory-style lodging at the Clubhouse (a restored Victorian hunting lodge), meals, on-island transportation, and educational materials. Limited to 12 participants.