To educate the public and celebrate two very special coastal inhabitants, the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve (SINERR) will hold its annual Shrimp Day on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
This fun and educational event gives participants the opportunity to visit Sapelo Island to learn about the life histories of Georgia’s blue crab and shrimp, as well as the local crab and shrimp industries that are a notable part of the coastal economy. Participants will enjoy an educational session and be given the opportunity to pull seine nets on the beach to capture these two species (and other fish and invertebrates) first-hand. The program will end with a traditional shrimp boil luncheon.
The ferry will depart the mainland at 8:30 a.m. and return at 2:30 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a side dish to share.
For more information about the day, please contact the Friends of Sapelo at 912-242-7634.