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Since its dedication in 1996, the Georgia Highlands College Wetland Preserve has hosted over 400 visitors from local school systems. Many others have visited the Project on their own. To further the educational value of the wetlands, this site was developed in cooperation with the NW Georgia RESA and the Faculty Development Institute of the University System of Georgia.

The tour is designed to be used in a classroom environment to enhance the experience of visiting the wetlands. Everyone is invited to visit.


Contact information
Public Information Office, Georgia Highlands College, 706-802-5000
Division of Science, Math & PE, Georgia Highlands College, 706-295-6306

Treat the earth well, it was not given to you by your ancestors, it was lent to you by your children.
-Kenyan Proverb

WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT FLOYD COLLEGE'S WETLAND PRESERVE?
· It has several distinct habitats adjacent to each other and easily accessible for study.
· It sets aside and protects about twenty undisturbed wetland acres, allowing natural grow and change without interference from the adjoining industrial park on one side and college campus on the other.
· It is supported by several government agencies at local, state, and federal levels as well as private industry and educational institutions, thus demonstrating a successful coalition for education in wetland ecology.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE OUTDOOR LABORATORY?

· To bring together private, local, state and federal assets to educate the general public on the importance of wetlands as an environmental resource
· To allow organized student access and study of the delicate ecosystem to foster better public understanding of environmental science.
· To allow public access for education and enjoyment





HOW CAN YOU HELP?
· Participate in inventory of vegetation and wildlife
· Contribute money & volunteer support for:
· Interpretational signage and brochures
· Completion of nature walk through upland forest to wetland
· Organizational support for scheduling and conducting field trips and demonstrations
· Ideas, time, skills

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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