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Historical Hikes

Historical Hikes: Experiencing Nature through the Eyes and Words of Influential Explorers, Conservationists and Naturalists –
Every Thursday in October
(8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th)

Join us at Elachee in October for another series of Historical Hikes, our new innovative program and hike through time with the historical figures connected to our region that shaped the American perspective on nature. Explore the texts, images and reflections of naturalists, scientists, explorers and others under the guidance of historian and course instructor, Dr. Sylwester Ratowt before embarking on a hike in the Chicopee Woods with the historical naturalists as our guides.

The Historical Hikes Series will be held each Thursday in October, beginning October 8. The classes will begin at 1:00 PM and last until 4:00 PM. Schedule is as follows:

October 8 – Hernando de Soto (1496-1542) was a Spanish conquistadore and explorer who was the first European to travel through much of the southeast U.S.

October 15 – Anna Rosina Gambold (1762 – 1821) was a Moravian missionary who worked with the Cherokee Indians in northwest Georgia from 1805 until her death in 1821.

October 22 – Gifford Pinchot (1865 – 1946) was the first head of the U.S. Forest Service and later a governor of Pennsylvania who revolutionized forestry management in the U.S. by emphasizing conservation and managed use.

October 29– Marie Mellinger (1914 – 2006) was a botanist, teacher, conservationist and author who played a vital role in protecting the southern Appalachian region of northeast Georgia

The cost for the series is $60.00.

Please call 770/535/1976 for more information or to register.

Enrollment will be limited to 15 participants.

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