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Campfire Program- Turtles: 220 Million Years of Successful Design

  • 20 Jan 2024
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • CRNRA- Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center
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Saturday, January 20, 2024

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center

Description: Join National Park Service Naturalist Jerry Hightower for an indoor program on the beloved and very successful turtle. The turtle has been around for millions of years of changes on our planet, but its success might be running out. Enjoy this fascinating program as the day ends and sunset approaches. 

Although we will still have the campfire from 4:00 pm until 4:30 pm, we are moving the program indoors because of the very cold weather. This also requires that we hold registration to 40 persons. Discover new facts about the wildlife of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area with an exciting program on turtles of the Chattahoochee River Corridor and beyond.

You are invited to bring your own marshmallows if you like to roast marshmallows over the campfire. We will provide roasting forks. Join us and enjoy the ambiance, and beauty of twilight on the Chattahoochee. 

Location: Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center, 8615 Barnwell Road, Johns Creek, Georgia, 30022. For directions see www.nps.gov/chat

Parking is limited and carpooling is encouraged.

Facilities: Located in the Center’s Lodge.

Difficulty: Easy level walking

Bring: Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking on a forest trail. Dress in layers so that you can adjust to changes in the temperature and activity level. Bring water and you might include snacks.

You are also welcome to bring your own marshmallows to roast. We have roasting forks that you may use.

Limit: 40 persons

Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are proud to support our Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, a unit of the national park system managed by the National Park Service.



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