A Scavenger Hunt Through Georgia's Interconnected Water System
Water is a basic building block and necessity for all life. It is essential for agricultural, industrial, and household use for basic human health and economic development. Caring for water and water systems is vital to make sure we have enough to use to drink, grow crops, support fishing, support tourism, and mitigate storm and drought damage.
Organizations throughout Georgia have joined together to provide a way for all of us to learn how we are all connected to each other and to life-giving water. Join us for a journey (and maybe some fun prizes) around Georgia.
There are 14 unique sites. Some are entirely virtual. The others can be completed online, but contain information about how you can visit in-person. Each site is an individual Google form, which are all linked on our passport page. The entire journey can be completed online. Those that complete all 14 stops virtually qualify for a chance to win prizes.
If you wish to go visit a stop in-person - there is information on how to visit and where to go.
On this website you will find links to our partner organizations, information about each stop on the journey, and information about how to learn more and get involved with Georgia's water system.
Georgia's 52 watersheds and the approximate locations of the stops on the scavenger hunt.
We'd like to thank our friends at Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary for inspiring this idea with their "Voyage Around Savannah." Kudos to their amazing intern, Taylor.
2021 Georgia Scavenger Hunt to the Sea Details
Journey Begins: Apr 1, 2021
Journey Ends: Oct 31, 2021
Use the button below to link to the Google Form to complete the Journey. All stops can be completed virtually.
- Introduction to GA Waterways (from Chattahoochee Riverkeeper)
- Prevent Litter in Georgia's Waterways (from The Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation)
- Headwaters of Chattahoochee (from Chattahoochee Riverkeeper)
- Soque River (from Adopt-A-Stream)
- Confluence of Little River and Withlacoochee River (from Adopt-A-Stream)
- The Water Tower, Gwinnett, GA
- Amphibian Foundation, Atlanta, GA
- Chattahoochee Nature Center, Atlanta, GA
- Lake Herrick (from UGA Marine Science, Jeremy Schreier)
- Satilla River (from Satilla Science, Augusta University, Georgia Southern)
- Okefenokee Swamp (from Okefenokee Swamp Park and Okefenokee Adventures)
- Turner Creek Sensor (from SMART Sea Level Sensors Project)
- Wetlands: Skidaway State Park & Earth Day Nature Trail (from 100 Miles)
- Sapelo Island Visitor Center & Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary