Service-Learning at Cannon’s Point Preserve
Authors: Jordan Dodson, Jonathan Dumont, Julinnah Matthews, and Drew Weldon
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. C. Tate Holbrook
The 2014 Conservation Biology class of the College of Coastal Georgia worked at Cannon’s Point Preserve in cooperation with its community partners, the St. Simons Land Trust and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. This service-learning class performed pre-installation monitoring to collect preliminary baseline data for an ongoing Living Shorelines project at Cannon’s Point. The data collected was used to assess oyster recruitment availability, fixed benthic faunal composition, and plant community composition. The class also performed Pollard walks to assess butterfly species diversity at Cannon’s Point. Each student also wrote a conservation or management plan for a particular species of interest found at Cannon’s Point. The class worked in groups to create posters to highlight the service-learning activities of the class at Cannon’s Point. These posters presented the data collected by the class and summarized the conservation/management plans for the species of interest.