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  1. Sift and Seine

    September 29, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    During the sift 'n' seine program, you’ll discover the marine life of the intertidal zone by pulling a 10 foot seine net through waist-deep water. Commonly caught organisms include pompanos, sea jellies, and crabs. After seining, we’ll explore the marine life of the sandy bottom by sifting various organisms from the wet sand on the

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  2. South Beach Ecology Walks

    September 29, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    South beach walks depart from the science center and you’ll join one of our knowledgeable marine science educators on a guided walk of Tybee’s south beach. Learn about the dynamics of Georgia’s barrier islands, the importance of the intertidal zone, the forces behind the waves, Tybee’s unique tidal surge, and the role that sand dunes perform in keeping Tybee protected.

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  3. Turtle Talk

    September 29, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    During a Turtle Talk, you’ll learn about anatomy and natural adaptations of sea turtles, discuss Tybee’s Sea Turtle Project conservation efforts, and meet our resident loggerhead sea turtle. Based on program content, Turtle Talks are recommended for participants 6 years and older.

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  4. $5 Marsh Treks

    September 29, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    On a marsh trek, you’ll enjoy a hands-on exploration of Georgia’s salt marsh, searching the mud for fiddler crabs, snails, and more. Learn about adaptations necessary for survival in this environment, how the marsh functions as a nursery for many organisms, a filter for pollutants, and as an abundant food source. Please wear closed-toed, closed-heel shoes, such as rain boots or old tennis shoes (no flip flops or Crocs) and expect to get muddy. Marsh Treks meet off-site, on the north end of the island at Spanish Hammock. Directions are provided with paid program confirmation.

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  5. Burt Reynolds' Tribute Weekend!

    September 29, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Tybee Post Theater

    Tybee Post Theater is presenting a three-night Burt Reynolds Tribute featuring three of his most memorable films. "Deliverance," the North Georgia thriller starring also starring Jon Voight, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox, on Sept. 27; "Smokey and the Bandit," his action comedy filmed in Savannah also starring Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, and Georgia musician Jerry Reed, and still one of Reynolds's best-known and loved films, on Sept. 28; and his most critically acclaimed film, "Boogie Nights," the film about the California porn industry also starring Mark Wahlberg and Julianne Moore. Reynolds made six films in Georgia, beginning with “Deliverance” in 1972. While in Rome, GA last year, he said this about our state and why he liked to make movies here: “It’s the people. In the final analysis, it doesn’t matter how pretty the town is, it’s the people, and the people of Georgia have been wonderful to me. Always have.”

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