Walking up to .2 mile from the hotel to the Jekyll Island Museum. Getting on and off a trolley. Walking on Driftwood Beach is on beach sand and uneven terrain.
In the hotel's Victorian era Grand Dining Room, we'll enjoy a buffet with an assortment of seasonal fresh fruits, yogurt, scrambled eggs, hot and cold cereals, breakfast meats, breakfast potatoes, grits, homemade pastries, toast, bagels, and muffins and a daily special breakfast entrée, plus coffee, tea, milk, juice and water.
This morning we will walk from the hotel to the Jekyll Island Museum classroom, approximately .2 mile, where we will enjoy a presentation on Jekyll Island History at the historic Jekyll Island Museum. The Museum's many exhibitions feature objects and photographs from extensive collections and will introduce us to the rich heritage of Jekyll Island, whose social and architectural legacy is reflected in the Jekyll Island Club National Historic Landmark District. Afterwards, we will board the Museum trolley for a field trip of Jekyll including two stops along the way.
In a banquet room at the hotel, we'll enjoy a selection of salad, sandwich or soup, plus coffee, tea, and water. Additional beverages for purchase. Jekyll Island Club Resort members included such luminaries as J.P. Morgan, William Rockefeller, Vincent Astor, Joseph Pulitzer, William K. Vanderbilt, and other recognizable names on the roster were Macy, Goodyear and Gould.
This afternoon we will board our motor coach for Driftwood Beach. Resembling a tree graveyard, Driftwood Beach is amazing with the beautiful driftwood and trees. This "most photographed beach" is a textbook example of the effects of erosion on a barrier island as you will hear from your expert.
At the hotel, we’ll gather for a lecture given by a local expert that will focus on sea turtles, their unique biological characteristics, and the efforts being made by organizations to preserve their population. These include, for instance, devices employed by the shrimping industry to avoid trapping these animals as bycatch. Known to be present in almost every ocean in the world, these speedy swimmers glide through the water on large flippers encased in smooth scaly skin and a hard shell to defend themselves from predators.