Wild, Wild West (Georgia, that is!)
West Georgia’s ecological diversity lends itself perfectly to an outdoor adventure for your students! A STEM trip to West Georgia can include any of your choices of the following:
Pine Mountain Wild Animal Safari
The Wild Animal Safari is an experience your students won’t soon forget! While taking a fully guided, on bus tour, your students will travel through a 3.5-mile drive while viewing hundreds of animals. Get up close and personal like no other animal adventure. Many animals will come right up to your vehicle for a greeting. Come face-to-face with a camel, a watusi, a zebra or hand feed an American bison. Your students will experience elk, water buffalo, giraffes and more roaming free. With over 75 species of animals, your students are guaranteed to have a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a member of the animal kingdom that they never knew existed!
Callaway Gardens Day Butterfly Center, Discovery Center and Birds of Prey Program
While at Callaway Gardens, your students will be taken through one of North America’s largest, tropical butterfly exhibits. Your tour will conclude with a live Birds of Prey show, where your students will gain a better understanding of man’s impact on raptors and other forms of wildlife.
Providence Canyon: Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon”
Considered to be one of the seven natural wonders of Georgia, Providence Canyon was partially formed because of erosion due to poor farming practices in the 19th century. A hike through the Canyon, and ranger led talk, will give your students a better understanding of the geographic diversity of our state.
The Flint RiverQuarium is a 54,000 sq ft aquarium that follows the journey of the Flint River, and highlights the ecosystems of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint River basins. A guided tour and program here will teach your students about how the involvement of Rivers in the global ecosystem.