Our afterschool science programs provide opportunities to conduct hands-on science in a natural setting without the time constraints of a school field trip. From collecting aquatic insects in Butler Creek, to counting tree frogs at our Adopt-a-Stream site, to conducting independent research projects, there’s something for every student scientist. Come play, discover, and learn with us! Call the Education office at 706-796-7707.
Come be a part of our award-winning Adopt-a-Stream team! The Creek Freaks team has monitored the chemical and biological health of Butler Creek since 2003. Their data is submitted to Georgia Adopt-a-Stream’s online database, which is used to collect baseline water quality data in streams, rivers, and wetlands throughout the state. In addition to chemical water quality parameters and aquatic macroinvertebrate populations, the team also ASU AAS Training monitors fecal coliform bacteria counts in the creek. Creek Freaks is a great opportunity for students interested in science careers, who want to learn more about their local watershed, or who just enjoy being outside. Put on some waders and join us in the creek! Contact Ruth Mead, Senior Environmental Educator, at 706-796-7707 for more information.
Have you ever wondered what kinds of amphibians live in Phinizy Swamp? Join the Education Staff at our next amphibian monitoring event! Following Georgia Adopt-a-Stream guidelines, we use coverboards and PVC pipes to attract treefrogs and salamanders that live near Butler Creek. Past events have documented as many as 60 treefrogs in one day! Monitoring occurs once per month on Tuesday afternoons. Call the Education office for more information.