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The Sapelo Island Estuarine Reserearch Reserve offers a series of teacher training workshops throughout the year for groups of 10-25 people.

Programs, which run 1-5 days. The programs are held on Sapelo Island or on the mainland and incorporate educational resources, field based learning activities, and lecture sessions. Teacher workshop topics include:

  • Coastal ecology
  • Sea turtle conservation
  • Marine mammals
  • Georgia shorebirds
  • Marine science research
  • Coastal issues
  • Green eggs and sand (a cooperative workshop with UGA marine extension about horseshoe crabs)
  • STEM
  • Estuaries 101 curriculum

Continuing education credits (PLU’s) are available for participants.

Teachers may also participate in our “Back to the Field” program where teacher groups participate in a estuarine ecology lab, dock fouling lab, barrier island ecology nature walk hike and beach ecology program in a one day, on-island program for teachers only (up to 40 teachers can be accommodated for this program.).

For information on how you can be involved with our teacher training programs, please contact the Adam Mackinnon at (912) 485-2300.