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  • Locations: Atlanta, GA, United States; Darien, GA, United States; Eatonton, GA, United States; Helen, GA, United States; Jekyll Island, GA, United States; Sapelo Island, GA, United States; Savannah, GA, United States;
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Domestic Classes With: U.S. Students, UGA Students
Language of Instruction: English Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professor(s)
Scholarship Availability: Yes College/School: Warnell
Minimum number of credit hours: 4 Maximum number of credit hours: 4
Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 11-20 students
Program Description:

This program will not be running in 2020. For information about 2021, please contact the program director.

Parks, Environmental Education, and Tourism Management Field Study

Students will explore the fields and professions of environmental education,
protected areas management, and tourism management around the state of Georgia.
Course content will cover program evaluation, content knowledge, personnel
and visitor management, and natural resource management. Emphasis
will be placed on field techniques, lab-based instruction, and writing assignments.

This maymester field course will provide a diversity of learning environments for
students that include the classroom lectures, laboratory and field experiences, and
interactions with professionals. This course will meet 7-8 hours/day (+ travel time)
from Monday-Friday; however, inclement weather and complex scheduling may
require moving some activities to the weekends. There will be a minimum of at least one
hour of lecture/day and 6-7 hours of hands-on experience. State-wide travel will
be part of this course, and overnight accommodations will be provided for students
in campsites or state-operated facilities.

Program Location

              Dates                                                       Location

Week 1                                           Warnell (Athens); Unicoi State Park; 
(May 11 - May 15, 2020)                Black Rock Mountain State Park; Ruby Falls USFS;
                                                       Tallulah Gorge State Park; Southeastern Expeditions (Clayton)

Week 2                                           Warnell Education Center; Tybee Island-Burton 4H; Jekyll Island;
(May 18 - May 22, 2020)                Sapelo Island; GA Sea Turtle Center; Athens

Week 3                                           Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center; MLK National Historic Park;
(May 26 - May 29, 2020)                Chattahoochee National Recreation Area (ATL); 
                                                        Hard Labor Creek State Park; Athens


Program Director and Course Leaders

Dr. Kris M. Irwin,, 706-338-2818, 180 E. Green St., Athens, GA
Dr. Kyle M. Woosnam,, 706-542-9948, 180 E. Green St., Athens, GA

Academic Program

PRTM 4650L/6650L - Parks, Environmental Education, and Tourism Management Field Study

Housing and Meals

  Date                               Accommodation (Location)

5.12.20                       Unicoi State Park (Helen)

5.13.20                       Black Rock Mountain State Park (Mtn. City)

5.14.20                       Black Rock Mountain State Park (Mtn. City)

5.18.20                       Holiday Inn Express (Richmond Hill-Savannah Area)

5.19.20                       Sapelo UGA Marine Institute (Sapelo Island)

5.20.20                       Holiday Inn Resort (Jekyll Island)

5.21.20                       Holiday Inn Resort (Jekyll Island)

Meals are provided on the following days:
5.13.20 – B/L
5.14.20 - B/L/D
5.15.20 - B/L

5.18.20 – L
5.19.20 - B/L/D
5.20.20 - B/L
5.21.20 - B/L
5.22.20 - B/L

5.26.20 – L

Students are responsible for their meals on the following days:
5.11.20 - L
5.12.20 - L
5.13.20 - D

5.18.20 - D
5.20.20 - D
5.21.20 - D
5.22.20 - D

5.27.20 - L
5.28.20 -L


Program Itinerary

    Date                        Location                                    Activity

5.11.20           Warnell School, Athens                At UGA

5.12.20          Unicoi SP (Helen)                         Travel/lecture/discussion

5.13.20          Anna Ruby Falls USFS                 Lecture/discussion/service project

5.14.20          Black Rock Mtn SP (Mtn City)
                      Tallulah Gorge SP                         Lecture/discussion

5.15.20          Southeastern Exp. (Clayton)         Lecture/discussion/activity/travel


5.18.20           Warnell Education Center
                        and Jekyll Island                         Travel/lecture/discussion

5.19.20           Devendorf's Kings Property         Lecture/discussion/activity

5.20.20           Sapelo Island                               Tour/lecture/service project

5.21.20           GA Sea Turtle Center (JI)            Tour/lecture/discussion

5.22.20           Jekyll Island Authority                  Lecture/discussion/travel


5.26.20          Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center       Lecture and field activities; Travel to Athens

5.27.20           MLK NHP (ATL)                     
                       Chattahoochee NRA (ATL)         Travel to ATL/lecture/tour/travel to Athens

5.28.20           Hard Labor Creek SP                  Travel to/lecture/tours/activity/travel to Athens

5.29.20           Warnell School                            Wrap-up activities


Program Ratings:
Accuracy and usefulness of orientation materials:
1 2 3 4
Safety of location, facilities, excursions, and transportation:
1 2 3 4 5
Academic quality, appropriateness of workload:
1 2 3 4 5
Choice of location for excursions, field trips, site visits:
1 2 3 4 5
Safety, cleanliness, comfort and appropriateness of housing:
1 2 3 4 5
Arrangements for and quality of meals:
1 2 3 4
Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture:
1 2 3 4 5
Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture/people:
1 2 3 4 5
Overall effectiveness of program staff in managing program:
1 2 3 4 5
Effectiveness of program staff in handling academic and personal needs and concerns:
1 2 3 4 5
Value of the program in relation to the cost:
1 2 3 4 5
Overall quality of the program in relation to expectations:
1 2 3 4 5

This program is currently not accepting applications.