Georgia River Network Offers Teachers Free Paddling
Our pals with the Georgia River Network (GRN) are giving eight fortunate teachers free paddling during Paddle Georgia 2019, a seven-day, 92-mile journey down the Withlacoochee and Suwannee rivers.
This opportunity gives educators a pat on the back — and scholarships valued at $425 each — for their invaluable work in taking our kids off our hands on school days and sending them home alive and smarter. Participants also receive “training in environmental education curriculum and Georgia Adopt-A-Stream water monitoring,” along with winning a week away from our children.
Paddle Georgia Coordinator Joe Cook says,
The goal is to give teachers a hands-on wilderness journey and environmental education experiences that they can share with their students when they return to the classroom later in the year. Past participants have incorporated what they’ve learned into lesson plans and even established Adopt-A-Stream programs at local schools.
GRN is providing up to eight scholarships valued at $425 for Georgia educators to participate in what is considered the country’s largest week-long canoe/kayak camping adventure.
The fun begins on Saturday, June 15th on the Withlacoochee River in Valdosta and ends June 21st on the Suwannee River near Mayo, Florida. Just in time for summer vacation!
The trip is suitable for novice paddlers as well as experienced paddlers. Paddlers range in age from four to 84, with many families participating.
Interested educators can view information about the trip and download a scholarship application by Clicking Here.
All scholarship applications must be received by April 20th. Winners will be announced April 25, 2019.
Please Note: Sorry, your kids can’t go along for free if their teacher wins.
Paddle Georgia is an annual week-long, canoe and kayak journey that takes place on a different Georgia river each year. In the event’s first 14 years, Georgia River Network has guided more than 4300 people down 14 Georgia rivers and generated more than $430,000 for river protection. More than 80 Georgia educators have participated in the scholarship program.