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Educational Presentations

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Safe Seafood
Glynn County Seafood Consumption Advisory


UPCOMING EVENTS



Friday, June 2 - GEC 1st Friday Lunch, Olive Garden, 11 AM, Olive Garden Restaurant, 600 Glynn Isles, Brunswick. Ashby Nix with The Nature Conservancy is speaking about the concept of Coastal Resilience and using nature and nature based solutions to help coastal Georgia communities reduce their risks to coastal hazards such as storm surge, sea level rise, and other coastal flooding issues.

Saturday, June 24th, Green Screen, Ritz Theater, Newcastle Street, Brunswick. Show times:
11:30 am - Welcome and short films
12:15 pm - Break with light lunch and more networking with local environmental orgs
1:15 pm - Feature film presentation: How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change  Appropriate for ages 10+ due to mild language.
There are opportunities for GEC members to participate at our table. Interested - call or email the GEC.

Saturday, June 24, 10:00 to 4:00, Rally for Cumberland, Howard Gilman Waterfront Park, St Marys. A coming together in support of Cumberland Island National Seashore - and raising our voices in opposition to rezoning that would allow the development of this fragile and precious Biosphere Reserve. * Free "Don't Develop Cumberland Island" t-shirts for the first 400 attendees, music, face-painting, information booths, food trucks * Hosted by Save Cumberland Island National Seashore. There are opportunities for GEC members to participate at our tent.  Interested - call or email the GEC.

Friday, July 7 - GEC 1st Friday Lunch, Olive Garden, 11 AM, Olive Garden Restaurant, 600 Glynn Isles, Brunswick. Jason Lee Nongame Conservation Section Program Manager with DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division is giving a presentation about Altama Plantation and the history of the 4,000-acre nature preserve outside Brunswick which opened to the public a year ago. He will also share information on its natural resources, what makes the property a biological gem, and what the property means for state wildlife goals.

 

Our Activities, Causes & Campaigns

 

We conduct educational seminars and educational presentations on topics important to the environmental health of Glynn County.

Safe Seafooaltd

Seafood Consumption Advisory Area
- As Glynn County is a fishing community, guidelines for safe consumption of our oceans’ harvest are in the public health interest of everyone. Knowledge of safe harvestable species as well as locations of safe harvesting areas is essential to the health of our families as well as maintenance of a healthy commercial fishing industry.  A copy of the full color flier about catching, preparing and eating fish in Glynn County,  English or Spanish.

Mercury Hair Testing - Women in their childbearing years are often bombarded with confusing messages about mercury. That's why the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service created a hair mercury testing program that provides simple and affordable screening for women of childbearing age. Hair Test Brochure: English and Spanish

How Our Kids IQ are Hurt (Mercury, PCBs, and others) Most hazards can be avoided, but knowing where they are is key. "Little Things Matter" This 7 minute video explains what you can do to protect you and your family.

Safe and Healthy Schools

The GEC worked to implement an Integrated Pest Management program in Glynn County Schools.  We also helped arrange and fund testing of certain school properties for contamination, resulting in eventual clean-up of Goodyear Elementary School.  We are currently working to have Altama Elementary School re-tested for toxaphene degradation products and other chemicals.

Mussels of the Altamaha River - A course designed to teach ecological relationships and habitat use patterns using the mussels of the Altamaha River to show the interdependence of species for reproduction, transportation, and food. Objectives include discussion of the interdependence of all life within a watershed.

Diamond Back Terrapin - The Diamondback terrapin is a salt marsh turtle commonly found throughout coastal Georgia.  In the summer months, May through the end of July, female terrapins venture to the causeways in search of high grounds on which to lay their eggs.  Unfortunately many are hit by cars.  However, you can prevent this!

 

 

P.O. Box 2443, Brunswick, GA 31521    ♦    912-466-0934    ♦    gec@glynnenvironmental.org
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