CoastFest 2020

 


Welcome to Virtual CoastFest 2020! This year, our events will be held over three days from Sept. 30, 2020, to Oct. 2, 2020.

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, CRD will not host an in-person CoastFest this year, but we still have exciting opportunities for you to learn new things about your Georgia Coast, interact with marine biologists and CRD staff, and see the interesting critters that inhabit our unique ecosystem. 

A variety of livestreamed sessions are being offered via YouTube Live and hosted on our website. You'll have the chance to meet our marine biologists, learn about what they do to conserve Georgia's Coast and ask questions in real time, all from the safety and comfort of your home or classroom. 

Be sure to mark your calendars and tune in live!


How Virtual CoastFest 2020 will work:

This year, we invite students, teachers and the public to tune in live to our YouTube Channel. The videos are embedded in the schedule links below, along with a chat box. When the livestreams begin, we will introduce you to a member of our staff who is an expert in their field. After the introduction, we will play a short video explaining that person's program. Following the video, we will have a live question-and-answer segment for the public to learn more about each program. 

These videos will be archived and available for viewing after the livestream ends. Anyone with questions about Virtual CoastFest may contact Tyler Jones at 912-262-3140 or tyler.jones@dnr.ga.gov.

At this time, CoastFest 2021 is slated to be held in person on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Brunswick. We look forward to getting back to normal and seeing everyone there!

Download the CoastFest 2020 flyer by clicking here.


Resources for Teachers:

For teachers who plan to livestream our events in their classrooms, we are providing the scripts to the pre-recorded section of our livestream events. Teachers can download the scripts by clicking on each livestream event below. These scripts are intended to help teachers understand the content of each event, as well as prepare questions or other materials for students. If you are a teacher and need further assistance, contact Tyler Jones at 912-262-3140 or tyler.jones@dnr.ga.gov.


The 2020 CoastFest Art Contest is open to elementary, middle and high school students, as well as home schoolers. This year's theme is "Our Marvelous Marshes," in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act. Submitted art will be displayed at The Marshes of Glynn Library at 208 Gloucester St. in Brunswick from Oct. 6 through Oct. 13. The winners will be announced via press release, social media and school notification Oct. 16.  For questions, contact Diana Taylor at 912-264-7218.


Click here for information on about our CoastFest essay contest for elementary, middle and high schoolers.
Event Schedule

 



Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 events:
 


9:30 a.m.


11 a.m.


2 p.m.

 

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, events:
 


9:30 a.m.


11 a.m.


2 p.m.

 

Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, events:
 


9:30 a.m.


11 a.m.


2 p.m.

 


Click here to see video messages from our exhibitors!

Virtual CoastFest  2020 T-Shirts are now available! T-shirts cost $10 plus shipping and handling. The orders will be taken Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, through Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. The digital store can be access by clicking here or on the image below. No in-person sales of T-shirts will happen in 2020. 

This year's shirt features a mosaic sea turtle by Needwood Middle School student Maleah Lavarias. We hope you enjoy!