Coastal Ecology Explorer Session Information

What to bring/wear:

  • Wear old sneakers or water shoes for everyone (socks are not necessary)
  • Shorts and a t-shirt over a bathing suit for girls
  • T-shirt with a bathing suit for boys
  • While a PFD (life preserver/personal flotation device) is provided, if your child has his/her own please feel free to send it (please put name on it) on Monday.  We will hold it at school until Friday.
  • Hats are helpful for all
  • For Tuesday Only: bring a towel and change of clothes
  • Bring lunch each day.  Students should bring a small cooler for sandwich, snacks, and a drink. Please label your cooler (and all of your child’s items) with your child’s name.
  • Staff will be applying sunscreen and insect repellent at regular intervals. If your child is very fair skinned or has a special medical condition, please advise the staff.

About Tuesday: Sapelo Island

  • Please note that on TUESDAY, the campers will go to Sapelo Island.
  • THEY MUST BE AT SCHOOL NO LATER THAN 6:30 AM, so that we will not miss the ferry boat to the island.
  • The campers will return to school around 4:30 PM.
  • We will provide an early morning snack and watermelons after we come off the beach. Students will rinse off at an outside shower and changing rooms are available.

About Thursday/Friday: Ecology Camp Sleep Over

  • For Thursday camp-out, please send lunch
  • We will provide Thursday’s supper and breakfast and lunch on Friday.
  • Pack insect repellent, flashlight, change of clothes, sleeping bag, pillow, and tent if you have one.
  • We will pair students up earlier in the week according to tent size.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE for Explorer Session

  • Monday 8:30 - 3:00 Visit Skidaway Island Marine Institute
  • Tuesday 6:30 - 4:30 Sapelo Island Trip – beach seines
  • Wednesday 8:30 - 3:00 Beach erosion study--Fort Pulaski & Tybee Island
  • Thursday 8:30 AM Overnight camp out
  • Friday Return from overnight - 1:00