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|Spring Workshop 2016 Optional Activities|
Spring Workshop 2016: Sea Palms Optional Activities for Thursday, May 19 Afternoon:
UGA MAREX Tour:
Join us for a tour of the UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant Brunswick facility. The trip will begin by boarding the RV Georgia Bulldog, a 72-foot shrimp boat for a cruise and trawl around the beautiful St. Simons sound. On-board this research vessel you will learn about Georgia’s fishing and shrimping industries, conduct a research trawl to see what kind of aquatic creatures we can collect, and learn about the coastal ecosystems that support these industries. On our return to the dock, faculty and staff of the Marine Extension service will provide an overview of the Ecoscapes garden and share the programs and mission of the facility. We will end the tour with a discussion of current economic development issues related to our oyster hatchery, coastal tourism, and other opportunities along the coast of Georgia
Departs Sea Palms at 11:50 a.m. with a box lunch. Cost: $35. Click here to purchase this Tour.
Tour sponsored by the UGA Georgia Certified Economic Developer Program.
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Tour: Please read the restrictions and instructions for FLETC Tour participation BEFORE purchasing this tour.
This is a two-hour VIP Tour of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco.
Due to security, this FLETC tour is open to U.S. citizens only. You must provide a copy of your federal or state government-issued ID (U.S. Passport or state driver's license) AND a business card with your name and company listed by May 3, 2016. FLETC will conduct a name check on all participants. (Note: if you have anything in your background that may raise a red flag, you may wish to bypass this tour.)
On the day of the tour, you must provide the same government-issued ID and business card at the security screening process. No photography is allowed on this tour, and, obviously, no firearms are allowed on this tour.
Box lunch will be provided. We will depart Sea Palms Resort at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, 2016, on a motor coach bus. We will return to Sea Palms Resort by 5:00 p.m.
If you have any questions regarding this tour, please call (404-962-4110) or email Karen Ewing before purchasing. Cost: $35. If you are ready to purchase this tour, click here.
Golf: Brunswick Country Club. Cost: $99. Buffet lunch included.
Bicycle Ride: Sponsored by Williams & Associates. This BYOB (bring your own bicycle) ride is self-supported road ride, so bring your bike, water bottle, helmet, spare tubes, etc. Contact Mary Charles Howard of Williams & Associates to register. We will not depart on bicycles from SSI because of dangerous road conditions for cyclists. Instead, we will carpool from Sea Palms departing at 12:15 to Brunswick, then start the ride on the Jekyll Island Causeway for a 24 mile ride around Jekyll Island. Those who want to incorporate the Sidney Lanier Bridge into the ride may do so at their own will. This 24 mile ride should take approximately 2 hours, plus travel time total of 40 minutes (20 minutes each way from Sea Palms to ride starting point). Those carpooling should expect to arrive back at Sea Palms post-ride around 3:30.
Fishing Tournament: Organized by David Brazell of Pattillo Construction. Cost $150. Contact David Brazell (Deadline May 10). Guided four-hour tour with 2-4 people per boat
Networking on the Beach: Sponsored by Kajima Building & Design Group. Contact: Andrew Neumann. Shuttle will depart Sea Palms at 12:15 p.m. for East Beach. Bring your towels, sunscreen and beachwear. Network with your peers on the beach with refreshments and snacks under the KBD Group tents. Shuttle will return to Sea Palms at 5:00 p.m.