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•  Blue Hole Ecology Program

General Ecology Programs description:

Photo: Lizard on a handThe Darton State College Challenge Course now offers two environmental education programs to our community. Our programs provide students with an opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom. Utilizing the scientific method, students explore the local ecology and natural resources. The experiential nature of the programs give participants ownership over their own learning and captures their attention through hands on involvement. Awareness, Appreciation and Understanding are our goals.

Blue Hole Ecology:

Photo: Canoeing on the riverFocusing on the unique nature of the Floridan aquifer system and springs, participants begin their day with a visit to the Flint Riverquarium. Students will then have the opportunity to explore one of Albany GA’s most unique natural wonders, Radium Springs. After canoeing from the spring to the Flint River, students will completed various experiential work stations to focus on the following topics:

This program is a cooperative venture by:
Darton State College, Georgia DNR, Jim Miller, and the Flint Riverquarium.

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What does a typical program look like?

Example Schedule:

Blue Hole Ecology Program

Day 1: Introduction Presentation (1 hr)
Day 2: Activity

8:45 Bus Drops-off @ Flint Riverquarium
9:00 Flint Riverquarium Tour Begins
9:45 Tour Ends and Bus Picks-up @ Flint Riverquarium
10:15 Bus Drops-off @ Radium Springs Park and Canoeing Intro Begins
10:30 Canoeing Radium Springs flow
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Activity Stations
2:00 Activities end
2:30 Bus Picks-up @ Radium Springs Park

Day 3: Debrief (1hr)

For more information Contact:
Josh Fulmer
Coordinator for Outdoor Recreation and Education
Contact Us Form
To book a program for an off-campus group,
please fill out the interest form:
Program Interest Form
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