Ecology lab hosts 10th Annual ‘Touch An Animal Day’

Augusta Chronicle

Posted Aug 22, 2018 at 2:01 a.m.

The University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Laboratory will host its 10th Annual “Touch An Animal Day” on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Attendees of this free event will have the opportunity to meet members of the SREL staff, including the outreach team and graduate students who will share scientific poster presentations. The poster presentations will cover various topics from the effect of contaminants in snakes and ducks to diseases that can be found in amphibians.

“The University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory is delighted to bring this family-friendly event to the public for the 10th time. Held for the first time in August of 2009, the day of fun continues to give children and adults of all ages, the opportunity to see and touch plants and animals from the local area. This year’s event will feature returning favorites—snakes, an opossum and edible plants at the healthy beverage station. A pollinator exhibit will make its debut,” according to a press release.

The event takes place at the UGA SREL Conference Center on Highway 278, approximately 17 miles southeast of Aiken. Please note that GPS has been known to give inaccurate directions. The conference center is not located on the Savannah River Site.