Tales from the Marsh Side: Hikes @ Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah

“Tales from the Marsh Side: A Day of Science” @ Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah, Sun. Oct. 14  2018.

Cost: An entrance fee of $7 per person is charged; ages 15 and under are free.

The day will highlight the natural resources of the park and its surrounding environment, with a focus on the ecological importance of the Georgia coast and the ways humans have always attempted to control this wild and wonderful place—with mixed results.

* 9:30AM: a ranger-led Shoreline Hike, where participants will discover what makes our little corner of the earth so unique and worth protecting.

* 1PM: Join a ranger for Man Versus Nature hike to learn about the natural and manmade forces at work on Cockspur Island, and how these forces will impact the park in the future.

*2PM: Terrapin Turtle Takeover, when a representative from the Terrapin Education Research Program of Savannah will bring a few of his turtle friends to teach us all about Diamondback Terrapins and how we can help protect these special residents of coastal Georgia.

Additional science activities for all ages will be taking place throughout the day.

Remember that even in October temperatures can be quite high in Georgia, and the heat can sneak up on you. Bring plenty of water. There is always a chance the trails will be muddy and buggy, so bring appropriate clothes, shoes and insect repellant. Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time of your hike.

For more information, call (912) 786-5787 or visit www.nps.gov/fopu.

Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Highway 80, 14 miles east of Savannah. 

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