Tidelands Nature Center, Jekyll Island, Georgia
Authors: Jonathan Bennett, Katie Donohoe, Melody Koon, and Katherine Morse
As part of our Introduction to Human Services course in fall 2013, we worked with Tidelands Nature Center from Jekyll Island, Georgia on our service-learning project. The directors of the center asked us to promote Tidelands as they indicated that not many people in the local area are aware of this amazing resource we have in our community. We received a behind the scenes tour by the directors, and we decided our goal was to bridge the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia with the nature center. We arranged for the Daisy Troop #544 from Camden County to visit Tidelands. We helped the girls earn their Coastal Badge by instructing them on marsh ecology during a marsh walk, and also spent time with the Troop members touring the center and enjoying lunch. The event was very successful and created a relationship between Tidelands and the Girl Scouts which will continue on in the future.