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February 22, 2014

Lowndes County 4-H’ers explore Wakulla State Park

VALDOSTA — Lowndes County 4-H’ers from grades five and up participated in a trip to see wildlife on Tuesday.

Lowndes County 4-H’ers made the most of their time off from school. 4-H’ers started the day off by enjoying a leisurely lunch that included Frisbee, kickball, and meeting new friends.

4-H’ers joined in on a short hike where they learned about the trees in the area; such as pignut hickory and sweet gum trees. Afterwards 4-H’ers continued their day on a boat ride on the largest fresh water spring in the country, Wakulla Springs.

The tour guide pointed out wildlife; such as birds, turtles, alligators, fish, and even manatees. The boat ride took approximately an hour and was filled with interesting information; however, the highlight for many was seeing a manatee for the first time.

Participating 4-H’ers from Lowndes County 4-H included Ben Hardy, Dustin Curry, Dallas Wilson, Jaleah Howard, Lori Beth Bowen, Alexis Carmichael, Dakaria Chapman, Elena Gregory, Parker Blanton, Haley Jackson, Laryn Godwin, Emily Stone, Michaela Fontaine, Bryce Harris, Mitchell Yeager, Nickie McKee, Lane Smith, Kaliah Walton, Shelby Carter, Dallas Long, Will Jones and Patrice Fiffie.

4-H is the youth program of the University of Georgia Extension. To learn more about the opportunities offered through Lowndes County 4-H, contact the Lowndes County Extension Office at 229-333-5185 or visit our website at www.ugaextension.com/lowndes.

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