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Journeys: St. Catherines Field Trip

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this lecture has been cancelled.  We hope to reschedule later in the year.  

This year’s field trip on Tuesday, May 12, travels to the elusive St. Catherines Island. The island’s 22,000 acres of salt marsh, barrier beaches, and maritime forest take up 10% of Georgia’s coastline.

St. Catherines is known for its history and its diverse ecosystems. Since 1981, the island has been the center for the research, education, and conservation programs of the St. Catherines Foundation. The staff of the Foundation will be host to the Society during our field trip. Dr. Thomas will be on the island, leading an archaeological field school. Our tour will travel to the north end of the island to view historic structures and wildscapes, and possibly lemurs, before visiting the site Dr. Thomas and his crew are investigating.

The cost of the field trip is $65, which includes a box lunch, boat transportation to the island, and an all-day tour. Tour participants will be responsible for getting to the departure dock on their own. Further information about departure location and the day’s schedule will be provided upon registration.

Due to the private nature of the work on St. Catherines Island, space on this field trip is extremely limited. Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable.



May 12
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


GA United States