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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GEORGIA

Intergenerational Adventure on Three Coastal Islands: Sea Turtles, Lighthouses and Shrimp Trawl

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Program #2534RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Program intended for grandchildren from 9 - 12 years of age.

Discover three islands — St. Simons, Jekyll, Sapelo — off Georgia’s Atlantic coast. Explore Fort Frederica and climb to the top of a lighthouse on St. Simons. With a scientist, hop aboard a shrimp boat to seine and examine ocean critters. A field trip to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll is a special highlight. Learn how they help stranded and injured turtles — creatures that haven’t changed since the dinosaurs. Then ferry over to a village on Sapelo where the Gullah people preserve an African heritage from before the Civil War. Learn about animals and plants in tidal marshes and along ocean beaches, day and night. There’s even time for a ghost walk by lantern. Swimming, too! No boredom. Each day is filled with discovery and fun.


Highlights

• Uncover the history of island treasures such as Fort Frederica and Christ Church, and climb to the top of St. Simons Lighthouse.
• Learn about the shrimping industry while hauling in the “Catch of the Day” aboard a shrimp vessel. Then sample the shrimp you catch!
• Meet the staff at the state-of-the-art Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island and visit the turtle hospital.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles a day.

Coordinated by Center for Educational Adventure.


Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
9 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

Ratings

5
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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