Field Trips


There are several field trip opportunities that are available to all conference attendees.

Registration for field trips is now available here.

UGA Sustainability Tour WEDNESDAY, MAY 24

1:30–5:00 PM


Walking tour that highlights an array of sustainability initiatives at the University of Georgia. The walking tour will weave through historic North Campus with a focus on natural and cultural resources as well as current programs designed to restore ecosystems and reduce energy, water, waste and carbon emissions in the campus living laboratory.

UGA Watershed Tour WEDNESDAY, MAY 24

1:30–5:00 PM


This tour will make stops throughout the University of Georgia watershed featuring a visit to the 840 acre Whitehall Forest and the Oconee River to discuss dam removal and initiatives of Watershed UGA. Additional stops might include a visit to Lake Herrick and the UGArden farm.

State Botanical Gardens THURSDAY, MAY 25

3:00–5:00 PM


This field tour will make a visit to see the vibrant flora of the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia located in Athens, GA. The tour will cover education and research through local natural areas, restoration, and battles with invasive species.

There will be several additional informal activities available on Thursday evening such as Creature Comforts Brewery, Athens music history walking tour, and golf at the UGA golf course. For any questions regarding the field tours, please contact Mark Risse at