UGA SREL’s 9th Annual “Touch An Animal Day”


UGA SREL’s 9th Annual “Touch An Animal Day”



Media Advisory: UGA SREL’s 9th Annual “Touch An Animal Day”

Contact: Vicky Sutton-Jackson, 803-725-2752,

Who: University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Laboratory

What: “Touch An Animal Day”

When: Saturday, Aug. 26, from 9 noon

Where:  UGA SREL Conference Center, Highway 278, approximately 17 miles southeast of Aiken, S.C., via South Carolina Highway 19. The SREL Conference Center is 25 miles east of Augusta.

UGA’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory invites you to meet, touch and learn about animals native to the Savannah River Site and the surrounding communities. TAAD is SREL’s largest outreach event.

SREL graduate students will present posters on a variety of topics including coyote travel between habitats. Once again, the event will feature the edible plant display to show the culinary versatility of plants.

TAAD is free and open to the public.

Savannah River Ecology Laboratory

The Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, a research unit of the University of Georgia founded in 1951, is located on the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site near Aiken, South Carolina. SREL conducts ecological research to assess environmental impacts on the ecosystem, provides advanced hands-on educational opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students, and improves environmental stewardship and awareness through public outreach. For additional information about the lab, go to