Jekyll Island to Host 2010 Georgia Coast Birding & Nature Festival

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The annual festival offers a variety of entertainment and educational activities for bird, wildlife and environment lovers alike.

The Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) is pleased to host the 2010 Georgia Coast Birding and Nature Festival on October 7 through the 10. The annual festival offers a variety of entertainment and educational activities for bird, wildlife and environment lovers alike. Registration is now available.

“The Georgia Coast Birding and Nature Festival is a great event that showcases the natural beauty of Jekyll Island and the Georgia Coast,” said Lydia Thompson, Event Coordinator . “This year we are offering a variety of activities for all ages and levels of experience. Our goal is to allow everyone the opportunity to explore the beauty of Jekyll Island.”

Registration for the festival is $30 for ages 19 and up. Ages 13 to 18 can register for $20. There is no registration fee for children 12 and under.

This year the Georgia Coast Birding & Nature Festival has added Family Treks. Family Treks are half-day activities geared toward school-age children and their parents. A family of four can enjoy learning about the various eco-systems and wildlife on Jekyll Island for a single price of $30. Additional guests are $7.50 per person for ages 13 or older and $5 per person ages 6- 12. Each Trek includes a hands-on activity and an opportunity for interactive learning.

Other field trips and excursions include, photography classes, nature tours via Red Bug Motors Electric Cars, kayak trips, beginner bird walks, and star gazing. Experienced guides are on hand to assist and educate festival attendees on each excursion. Trips are categorized into Beginner/Intermediate and Adventure so guests can choose which activities best fit their level of experience.

For more information and to register for the 2010 Georgia Coast Birding and Nature Festival, visit http://www.jekyllisland.com or call 1-877-4-JEKYLL.

Located on Georgia’s coast, Jekyll Island with its rich history and quiet, laid-back atmosphere has attracted vacationers for more than one hundred years. Jekyll Island offers a variety of amenities, including 10 miles of beach, a 250-acre Historic Landmark District, four golf courses, a large water park, 20 miles of bike paths, a tennis center, and an array of lodging options including hotels, cottages and campgrounds. Owned by the state of Georgia and managed by Jekyll Island Authority, the island’s development is limited to just 35 percent of the available land area to preserve the critical barrier island ecosystem. Great lengths have been taken to honor this ratio as the highly anticipated revitalization of Jekyll Island moves forward. By 2012, the island will boast three new hotels, an all-new beachfront convention center with more than 78,000 square feet of function space, a beautifully redesigned entry corridor to the island,beach village shopping and dining area and many more enhancements. Please visit http://www.jekyllisland.com for more information or call (877) 4-JEKYLL.

Erica England
Communication Specialist
Jekyll Island Authority
912-635-4046
eengland(at)jekyllisland(dot)com

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