Athens Water Festival
Saturday, September 7, 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sandy Creek Park (400 Bob Holman Road)
Water organizations come together to make water sparkle! Touch sea life, become a water drop, or create a water delivery system. With open-ended activities, participants of all ages enjoy the activities at the festival. Festival activities are free but park admission is $2/person.
Saturday, August 14, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sandy Creek Nature Center (205 Old Commerce Road)
What does it mean to have a healthy stream? Find out by attending the next Adopt-A-Stream workshop hosted by Sandy Creek Nature Center Education Staff. Participants will learn how to make observations, conduct chemical monitoring tests, and collect samples of macroinvertebrates to grade local streams. If interested, please register by September 11.
Saturday, August 28, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
State Botanical Garden of Georgia (2450 S. Milledge Avenue)
Join us for this creepy, crawly, and definitely fun family festival. Discovery stations, roach and beetle races, an insect café, puppet shows, performances and, of course, lots of live insects will be at this event. ACCGOV Stormwater will be on hand with live macroinvertebrates. Insect-ival is sponsored by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, UGA Lund Club, UGA Department of Entomology and Georgia Museum of Natural History.
Saturday, October 5, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Kickoff at Sandy Creek Nature Center (205 Old Commerce Road)
Volunteer to help preserve our precious rivers and streams at this year’s Rivers Alive volunteer cleanup event! Volunteer Check-in starts at 8:00 a.m. at Sandy Creek Nature Center, and there will be free breakfast and live entertainment as we gather for the cleanup. Volunteers should bring a reusable water bottle and gloves, and wear long pants and closed toed shoes. Please visit www.accgov.com/riversalive for more information and the link to register!