Every October in Brunswick, Georgia, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources/Coastal Resources Division has hosted a day dedicated to environmental education. From 10:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon, children of all ages have the opportunity to learn how to take care of the environment…especially the coastal areas they call home…while having a really excellent time participating in interactive exhibits.
CoastFest has started off the national CoastWeeks event on the first Saturday in October, entertaining people as they educate. Wander the exhibits and participate in recycling activities; your children will love the live creature exhibits where they get hands on experience, holding, touching and petting various birds and sea creatures. Baby alligators, ducks, even crabs and shrimp are displayed, giving everyone an opportunity to see why being eco-friendly isn’t just a fad…it’s important to all earths creatures! Focusing on Georgia’s coastal environments, this festival has awed and amazed visitors and residents alike. Where else do you get the chance to pet a baby alligator, shoot a bow and arrow, and learn to paddle a kayak all on the same day? Enter an art contest, or peruse the exhibits that teach about The Dolphin Project, Adopt-A-Stream, or even let you children try their hand at “drowning worms” in the Kids Fishing Hole…whatever excites your interest can be found at CoastFest, a family friendly educational festival guaranteed to have your entire family counting the days until NEXT year’s event!
It’s not too early…
Remember, Brunswick is just a hop, skip and a car ride away from St. Simons Island and although this year’s CoastFest has already come and gone, it’s not too soon to start planning your 2017 October vacation to coincide with one of the best environmentally and family friendly festivals the Golden Isles has to offer!