Get ready. CoastFest 2011 - Georgia's largest celebration of our state's coastal natural resources is coming! The celebration takes place at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources/Coastal Regional headquarters on Saturday, October 1st from 10 am ‘til 4pm. Over 75 interactive environmental, educational and resource organizations from around the southeast will offer visitors a chance to learn about Georgia's coastal resources and have some fun at the same time.
CoastFest 2011 promises something for everyone. New this year! Experience a fresh way to look at art...walk the Nature Trail to see ‘cARToons at the Marsh’ by emmy-winning cartoonist Jim Jenkins. There’s a new turtle in town....and he’s coming with all his friends from the Georgia Sea Turtle Center to entertain guests with a new puppet show - Scute’s Ocean Adventure. And guess who else is coming to CoastFest??? Big Foot !!!! Visit with him at the Leave No Trace exhibit. The Amazing Grace, Georgia’s largest commercial shrimp boat, will be at our dock all day - so be sure and come aboard! Returning favorites include Jim Sawgrass and family with their Creek Indian encampment, the Bubble-ologist, the Magician and some interesting reptiles and raptors.
At CoastFest 2011 you can put your hands into the sea creature touch tank ...talk with a meterologist ...learn boating safety ...build bluebird houses ...take part in living history demonstrations ...watch cannon firings ...climb aboard Amazing Grace - Georgia's largest commercial shrimp boat...see a real working Bee Hive ...paint a reef ball ...play CoastFest Bingo ...have lunch ...learn casting techniques ...learn about dolphins, whales and manatees ...see the CoastFest student art contest entries ...create a gyotaku ...hold live snakes ...learn about oyster habitat restoration ...try your hand at kayak fishing ...tour the US Coast Guard boats ...and much, much more!!!
Coastfest is located at the Department of Natural Resources/Coastal Regional Headquarters in Brunswick at One Conservation Way on Highway 17 South (just north of the Sidney Lanier bridge) and is made possible by the Georgia Coastal Management Program and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Held rain or shine at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources coastal headquarters in Brunswick, Georgia,