South Georgia K-12 educators, you can get a scholarship to paddle for a week in June 2019 on the Withlacoochee and Suwannee Rivers from Georgia to Florida, with 300 people on Paddle Georgia.
Your assignment afterwards will be to write an essay about your experiences on that paddle.
To apply, you need to write on the application form “why you want to participate and how you would use the experience and environmental education curriculum in your classroom.”
There are many opportunities for you and your classes, such as backpack water quality monitoring, cleanups, more paddles, taking accounts of wildlife and native and invasive species, and interning with your local watershed nonprofit organization, WWALS Watershed Coalition to help organize outings and advocacy. WWALS and its program Suwannee Riverkeeper® will be here after Paddle Georgia moves on to another river next year.
Let’s use this opportunity to get local youth and educators engaged with fishable, swimmable, drinkable water!
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!