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:  

Friday, July 21st & Saturday, July 22nd
Stamp Creek near White, Georgia
Paddle from Upper Stamp Creek Campground south into Lake Allatoona to Old Macedonia Cemetery and back. Camp at the campground Friday night. Paddle and hike around Upper Stamp Creek Saturday. End the trip at the outdoor buegrass concert at Red Top Mountain State Park Saturday night.
None of Sonya's rental kayaks are available for this trip. Must provide your own kayak.
Minimum age: 15
Registration deadline: Friday, July 7th


Friday, August 4th - Sunday, August 6th (Friday is a travel day)
Nickajack Lake near Chattanooga, Tennessee
On Saturday, we'll paddle at sunset under the railroad trestle to Nickajack Cave Wildlife Refuge to watch 30,000 gray bats emerge. Paddle back under the light of a full moon. Camp at Shellmound Campground. Kayak north along the shoreline of Nickajack Lake the next morning. Optional tour of Lodge Cast Iron.
None of Sonya's rental kayaks are available for this trip. Must provide your own kayak.
Make your own reservations for the primitive campground at Shellmound Campground. Bring food for 2 breakfasts and 1 supper.
Minimum age: 15
Registration deadline: Friday, July 28th

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

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