WAITLIST CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED...... A three-day field trip has been organized to the Georgia Coast (Jekyll and St. Simons Islands). The trip will depart Athens on the morning of Monday March 6 and return to Athens the evening of Wednesday March 8. Transport will be with rental minivans. Accommodation for both nights will be at the Hampton Inn & Suites on Jekyll Island. A group reservation has been made and, when instructed, participants will secure their room with individual personal credit card information.
Tuesday the excursion will examine the relatively pristine coast of Jekyll Island where the dynamics of natural shoreline processes will be observed. During the morning we will traverse a portion of the north shore of Jekyll Island. During the afternoon we will do a similar transect across the southern Jekyll coast. Each traverse will require approximately one mile of easy beach walking. Wednesday we will examine St. Simons Island and observe a myriad of attempts at coastal “stabilization”. Their effects stand in stark contrast to the more natural and productive coastal environments observed on Jekyll Island. Stops on St. Simons will be close to parking areas and will require limited beach walking. We will depart for Athens in the afternoon.
A non-refundable trip registration fee of $230 per person will be required prior to January 15, 2017. This will cover the cost of van rental, fuel, staff expenses, guidebook printing, registration for the required associated OLLI course and the OLLI daily office fee. It will not include participant lodging and meals. Accommodation costs will be $80/night (based upon double occupancy) with breakfast included. Monday night we will enjoy dinner at the Jekyll Island Club and Tuesday evening we will have dinner at a restaurant on St. Simons Island. The trip is limited to 20 participants. Participation in a pre-trip OLLI course (February 27 – March 3) is REQUIRED. Trip participants will be automatically enrolled in the class.