July 18, 2014
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!