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Saturday, July 24 2021
8:30am - 12:00pm
Sweetwater Creek State Park, Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mt Vernon Rd, Lithia Springs, GA
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Hike with a Geologist!

Georgia Tech Trailblazers invites you to hike with a Geologist from 9 am to 12 pm in Sweetwater Creek State Park! Roughly half an hour’s drive west of Georgia Tech. Embark on a 4.1-mile moderate hike from the visitor’s center with our very own Earth & Atmospheric Science professors. The EAS professors joining us on this adventure will be Dr. Ellery Ingall, Dr. Samantha Wilson, and potentially Meg Grantham! No pop quizzes here, just come and enjoy nature while learning about our local geology!

We’ll start with short introductions and then some history of the park itself. As we hike, we will get to know more about our EAS professors and see a few unique geologic features of the park. We hope this event will give you a newfound appreciation for the ground beneath your feet!

We suggest bringing: hiking clothes and shoes, a mask, snacks, and plenty of water. 

We will observe all COVID guidelines: mask-wearing while in the car with others and we ask unvaccinated people to continue to wear a mask throughout the event.

If possible, please provide your own transportation, if you do need a ride, meet at the culc turnaround at 8:30 am to be picked up. Hope to see you there!

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