Unplugged and Outdoors!
Monthly Field Excursions for EEA Members

EEA is pleased to announce monthly opportunities for our members to visit different regions of the state, immerse themselves in the outdoors, and get to know other environmental educators and EEA board members.

Trips are available to EEA members and one guest. If you are not currently a member, you may join EEA when you register. 

Check the registration deadline for each trip. You must submit your completed form and a $5.00 registration fee by that date to participate. Contact Sonya Wood Mahler, EEA’s Member Services Chair, if you have any questions: membership@eealliance.org.

 Upcoming Trips:  


Saturday, August 19th

Part of the Park Paddlers Club Challenge with Georgia State Parks
Chattahoochee Bend near Newnan, Georgia
Paddle 5 miles on the Chattahoochee River beginning at McIntosh Reserve Park, just off Highway 5. End at the Chattahoochee Bend Day Use Area Boat Ramp.

NuCanoes® available for rent (no shuttle provided). We will set up a shuttle using our own vehicles. Bring a picnic lunch.
Minimum age: 18
Registration deadline: Saturday, August 12th

 

 

Saturday, September 30th

Lake Allatoona in Acworth, Georgia
Kayak from the Dallas Landing Park south to Allatoona Creek. Explore the creek. Picnic on a tiny island and come back. Sonya has 3 more flatwater kayaks available.
Bring a picnic lunch.
Minimum age: 14
Registration deadline: Saturday, September 23rd

 

 

Thursday, January 25th-Monday, January 29th, 2018 (Thursday and Monday are travel days)
Crystal River, Florida & Dunnellon, Florida
Rent full wet suit, fins, mask, and snorkel from dive shop in Crystal River. Tour Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Snorkel with the manatees at Three Sisters Springs. Tour Crystal River Archaeological State Park. Drift down Rainbow River from Rainbow Springs State Park to KP Hole County Park and Boat Ramp. Stay in motel in Crystal River. Eat suppers together as a group. Make your own reservations at a motel in Crystal River. Cover your costs for 3 lunches and 4 suppers. Cover cost of wetsuit and snorkeling gear. Cover your part of two pontoon boat rentals. Pay own entrance fees for state parks.
Minimum age: 14
Registration deadline: Thursday, January 5th, 2018

 

EEA Manatee Dive Trip

Tuesday, February 20th ~ Friday, February 23rd, 2018 (Tuesday is a travel day)

Crystal River, Florida & Dunnellon, Florida

Tuesday: Drive to Crystal River (or fly into Tampa, an hour and a half south of Crystal River). Stay at a motel in Crystal River.

Wednesday: Tour Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park to see the captive manatees, native birds, and other wildlife. Rent full wet suit, fins, mask, and snorkel from dive shop in Crystal River. Eat supper at a restaurant together. Stay at motel in Crystal River.

Thursday: Snorkel with the manatees at Three Sisters Springs. Drift down Rainbow River from Rainbow Springs State Park to KP Hole County Park and Boat Ramp. Return wet suits and dive gear. Eat supper together. Return to same motel.

Friday: Tour Crystal River Archaeological State Park. Shop for manatee souvenirs, clothing, or kayak gear in Crystal River. Moonlight pontoon boat ride on Withlacoochee River. Supper at Stumpknocker's Restaurant. Stay at motel.

Trip Expenses: Make your own reservations at a motel in Crystal River for 4 nights. Cover your costs for 3 lunches and 3 suppers. Cover cost of rental full wetsuit and snorkeling gear or bring your own. Cover your part of 3 pontoon boat rentals. Pay own entrance fees for 2 state parks and 1 county park. Minimum age: 14. Non-refundable registration fee: $60.00/person. Registration deadline: Saturday, January 20th, 2018

 



Sometimes the road less traveled is not a road......
To register, or for more information, contact Sonya at: sonyawoodmahler@yahoo.com.