0

Rock Eagle 4H Center offers program on Ga. reptiles

A student at a previous session of "Snakes, Turtles and More" gets a close up and personal look at an alligator. - Special photo

A student at a previous session of "Snakes, Turtles and More" gets a close up and personal look at an alligator. - Special photo

COVINGTON -- Have you ever wondered where turtles go in the winter or why salamanders have slimy skin? Focusing on Georgia's native reptiles and amphibians, Rock Eagle's "Snakes, Turtles and More" program is sure to answer all of your questions.

"You will learn about how fascinating these animals truly are and how they play an important role in our ecosystem. You will even get the chance to touch or hold some of the live creatures," said Saturday at the Rock program director Matt Hammons. "This is fun for all ages, so join the folks at Rock Eagle for this slimy, scaly program on March 16."

Sessions are appropriate for all ages and cost $5 per person. This program runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Advanced registration is required.

For more information please contact Hammons at 706-484-2862 or by email at mhammons@uga.edu.

Saturday at the Rock programs take place the third Saturday of each month, excluding December. A complete list of Saturday at the Rock sessions may be found online at www.rockeaglerh.org/ee/community/SaturdayatheRock.html.

Directions to Rock Eagle from the Conyers/Covington area: Take I-20 East towards Augusta. Take Exit 114 (Madison/Eatonton exit) and turn right (south) onto Highway 441/129. Travel about 12 miles until you see a large, rectangular, stone sign on the right which says, "University of Georgia, Cooperative Extension Service, Rock Eagle 4-H Center." Turn right and drive about 2.5 miles until you see a smaller version of this stone sign. Turn right. Drive down the hill to the guard house (at the stop sign). Follow the white and black signs to your destination.