Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region

Typical Field Trip Schedules

Below are listed three typical field trip schedules for school groups, although the staff at Okefenokee can create a unique schedule just for your group.

Typical Schedule- #1
10:00am-10:15am- Arrive at refuge, restroom break
10:15am-11:30am- Boat tour into swamp by Okefenokee Adventures
11:30am-12:00pm- Lunch at picnic shelter
12:00pm-12:45pm- See Visitor Center- Watch movie, view exhibits and complete activity sheet
12:45pm-1:05pm- Drive from Visitor Center parking lot down Swamp Island Drive to Chesser Island Homestead
1:05pm-1:35pm- Tour Chesser Island Homestead with guide and complete activity sheet
1:35pm-2:35pm- Walk down Swampwalk Boardwalk to tower and back and complete activity sheet
2:35pm-2:55pm- Drive down Swamp Island Drive back to visitor center parking lot
3:00pm- Depart refuge

Typical Schedule- #2
9:30am-9:45am- Arrive at refuge, restroom break
9:45pm-10:30am- See Visitor Center- Watch movie, view exhibits and complete activity sheet
10:30am-11:30am- Participate in ranger-led program
11:30am-12:00pm- Lunch at picnic shelter
12:00pm-12:20pm- Drive from Visitor Center parking lot down Swamp Island Drive to Chesser Island Homestead
12:20pm-1:00pm- Tour Chesser Island Homestead with guide and complete activity sheet
1:00pm-2:00pm- Walk down Swampwalk Boardwalk to tower and back and complete activity sheet
2:00pm-2:20pm- Drive down Swamp Island Drive back to visitor center parking lot
2:30pm- Depart refuge

Typical Schedule- #3
9:30am-9:45am- Arrive at refuge, restroom break
9:45am-11:00am- Boat tour into swamp by Okefenokee Adventures
11:00am-11:45am- See Visitor Center- Watch movie, view exhibits and complete activity sheet
11:45am-12:30pm- Lunch at picnic shelter
12:30pm-1:30pm- Participate in ranger-led program
1:30pm-1:50pm- Drive from Visitor Center parking lot down Swamp Island Drive to Chesser Island Homestead
1:50pm-2:20pm- Tour Chesser Island Homestead with guide and complete activity sheet
2:20pm-3:30pm- Walk down Swampwalk Boardwalk to tower and back and complete activity sheet
3:30pm-3:50pm- Drive down Swamp Island Drive back to visitor center parking lot
4:00pm- Depart refuge

 

Last updated: March 2, 2012