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Creeks to Coast: Day 6

July 18, 2014

Creeks to Coasts: Day 6

Throughout the week, our educators in the Creeks to Coast workshop, presented by Georgia Power and Georgia-Pacific, have journeyed from the headwaters of the Chattahoochee River all the way to the Providence Canyon and lower Chattahoochee. We have enjoyed sharing the educators’ daily reflections and hope you have too! See below their Day 6 account:

Monday, July 14, 2014

Ruth Klingman, Putnam Academy of Arts and Sciences:

Creeks to coast is the best! There is so much that I have learned, it is difficult to even think what my favorite activity is. We visited the NERRS Nature Center today and I really enjoyed the lab work. We cracked apart a cluster of oysters and lo and behold, it was teeming with life. At first it scared me to death and I squealed when the tiny mud crabs ran out of the oysters. Then I forgot to be scared when I saw the variety of creatures in this small part of the bay floor. Using only a handful of oysters as a habitat, we saw and recorded 12 different organisms; what a great diversity. I cannot wait to go home to coastal Florida and explore my local habitats!

Teachers Amanda Kessler and Ruth Klingman exploring the life supported by Apalachicola oyster reefs.

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Creeks to Coast: Day 5

July 18, 2014

Creeks to Coasts: Day 5

Sunday, July 13 was a day of adventure for the participants in the Creeks to Coast workshop, sponsored by Georgia Power and Georgia-Pacific. From hiking Providence Canyon to exploring long leaf pine communities, it was a day of preservation, history and exploration. Read more in some of the educators’ daily reflections:

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Arron Haynes, Dawson County High School:

Today was an OUTSTANDING day!! The best part was going to Providence Canyon. Truth be told, I really had never heard of the place until last year so I was pretty stoked when I heard it was a part of the Georgia Aquarium Creeks to Coast teacher workshop.

Teacher Arron Haynes in awe of the depth of Providence Canyon Providence Canyon, Georgia

As a hiker, I have been to many state parks across Georgia and still I had not a clue. Wow was I missing out!!! Obviously seeing how man can have an impact was interesting, but boy oh boy, to see what nature can do to an area, devastating it while at the same time making one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. The contrast of the colors in definitive banding just knocked your socks off and then to be able to stand where a creek arose from the ground to begin moving sediment by the bucket loads was simply amazing! After getting to see how it was formed, we were pretty much turned loose to explore and that was well worth the price of admission!

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5 FINtastic Reasons to Visit Georgia Aquarium this Summer

July 17, 2014

5 Fintastic Reasons to Visit Georgia Aquarium this Summer

Written by: Hannah Fowler, 
Georgia Aquarium Digital Media Intern

If you're looking for the perfect Atlanta vacation activity, Georgia Aquarium is your Atlanta destination! For mid- to late-summer travel, Atlanta is ranked #5 among Hotwire's most popular booking destinations in affordable hotel pricing, and we want to welcome vacationers, business travelers and everyone else to Atlanta. Here are 5 reasons you should splash by Georgia Aquarium this summer as part of your Atlanta visit: 

1. One Word: Discounts

We know vacations can be expensive, so Georgia Aquarium is offering some special discounts to make sure our guests have a FINtastic summer!

Early Bird Ticket Discount

Purchase your tickets online, select the first hour of the day and save up to $7 per person on admission price! By planning ahead and buying tickets online, you don't have to use valuable vacation time standing in line outside. Bypass ticket lines, get a head start on Aquarium exploration, and receive a discount just for planning ahead. Win. Win. Win.

Imagination Nights, brought to you by KIA 

If you're looking for things to do in Atlanta, visit the Aquarium after 6 p.m. on Monday - Saturday and receive admission for only $21.95 + tax per person!

Enjoy a peaceful evening strolling through our beautiful galleries, explore the fascinating anatomy of a whale shark in Sea Monsters Revealed: Aquatic Bodies, or watch our African penguins splash and play! This offer is available exclusively during the summer months and ends on August 16, so treat yourself to an evening Aquarium visit soon.

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