Unplugged and Outdoors!
 
Field Excursions for EEA Members

 

Get outdoors on a field trip with fellow EEA members! We have scouted some of the best natural spots in the Southeast to visit. Trips are available to EEA members and in some cases, children of members. If you are not currently a member, you may join EEA when you register.  

 
 Upcoming Trips:   


Registration is now Open!!

Register Here


November 9-10, 2019
This fall, our member field excursion is taking us to Southeast Georgia
for a weekend of exploring that is guaranteed to be fun for members,
friends, and family. On Saturday morning, we will tour the Broxton Rocks
Preserve which boasts 1,650 acres of long leaf pine ecosystem preserve
with a very unique geological feature uncommon in GA’s Coastal Plain.
An ancient band of sandstone has been exposed after years of erosion
and the result has left 30-ft high cliffs, fissures, and crevices that boast an
amazing list of plants such as the Green-fly orchid growing on rock walls.
Rocky Creek provides roaring black-water that flows over and through the
rocks creating waterfall features and feeding the nearby Ocmulgee River.
On Sunday, we will plan to paddle a section of the Ocmulgee River from Lumber City, GA down to the
confluence with the Oconee River where the mighty Altamaha River begins its journey to the Atlantic Ocean.
This river ecosystem brings sandbars, tons of wildlife, and bald cypress trees that tower over as you paddle by.
We hope you will join us for this weekend of fun!

Cost for this event is as follows.

$30/person for members and their friends/family members 18 and older

$15/person for children 8-17 years of age

Free for children 7 years old and under


Camping is available at Towns Bluff Park & Heritage Center for those interested in staying on Friday or Saturday nights of this weekend trip.  The campground offers campsites with water and electric hookups for $25/night and reservations can be made by calling the park heritage center at 912-379-9303.  There are also 2 yurts in the campground if you are interested in more of a glamping experience for the weekend and rentals for the yurts start at $65/night.  Reservations for camping will be the responsibility of participants and is not included in registration for this trip.  More information on the park and campground can be found at www.townsbluffpark.com 

 

For questions about this event, please email [email protected]

Past Trips

-February 17, 2019 - Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve Tour, Whigham, Georgia

-August 25-26th, 2018 - Paddle across the lake to Nickajack Cave to see 30,000 gray bats emerge. Paddle under a full moon back to Shellmound Campground. (Annual trip, look for registration to open in June of 2019!)

-Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 - Manatee Dive Trip Crystal River, Florida & Dunnellon, Florida

-Saturday, August 19th, 2017 - 5-mile paddle trip on Chattahoochee Bend Newnan, Georgia with the Park Paddlers Club Challenge with Georgia State Parks. 

-Saturday, September 30th, 2017 -  Kayak Trip at Lake Allatoona in Acworth, Georgia