School children (and even adults) will discover the importance of preserving and protecting the forests, marshlands, and streams of a barrier island. They’ll also learn about the different habitats of a barrier island such as the maritime forest, saltmarsh, dunes, and beach.
Activities include scavenger hunts on Land Trust properties, fun facts on the wildlife and plants that are native to the island, a nature log so that young explorers can keep a record of the plants and animals they have seen and heard, and a word search with the new vocabulary kids will have learned.
Thousands of Passports have been distributed across the Golden Isles:
With a smartphone, families can scan QR Codes that provide links to additional information on the properties they visit.
Click HERE or the image to download your own copy of the Passport!
“ST. SIMONS ELEMENTARY IS VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THE PASSPORT TO PRESERVATIONS THAT WERE PROVIDED TO OUR STUDENTS. THE PASSPORTS SUPPORT THE MISSION OF OUR OCEAN LAB TO EDUCATE STUDENTS AND FOSTER APPRECIATION FOR OUR LOCAL HABITATS. I HOPE OUR STUDENTS WILL BE MOTIVATED TO EXPLORE THE ISLAND AND IDENTIFY LOCAL PLANTS AND ANIMALS.”
–Katy Ginn, Principal, St. Simons Elementary School