Discover all the wonders of the Chattahoochee River! Created for fourth through sixth graders, the Water Warriors Wander + Wonder will encompass a science program with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, a birding hike with Georgia Audubon, and a paddling experience with Paddle4Tomorrow.
Taking place entirely at Murphey Candler Park, this adventure begins at 8:45 a.m. with group arrival and orientation. Participants will then divide into three groups and rotate between our three stations at one-hour intervals. The Water Warriors Wander + Wonder will conclude by 1:30 p.m. The $15 registration fee includes the entire program and boxed lunch.
Learn to Kayak
Participants will be given beginner-level instruction on safely operating a sit-on-top kayak, fitted with a personal flotation device, and enjoy a supervised kayaking session. Paddlers must be able to tread water efficiently at a minimum. Shoes are required while on the water; water shoes are recommended.
Explore the diversity of birds that call the Chattahoochee River home. From songbirds to woodpeckers to birds of prey, we will look for bird species that live along the river year-round, along with migratory species that only spend the summers in our region. Hikers should be able to walk at least one mile on a level concrete and boardwalk path. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Science of the Water
Learn how to measure conductivity, temperature, dissolved oxygen, and pH, and see the importance of each to our watershed. Plus, we’ll explore how to identify macroinvertebrates (bugs with no backbone) and see which ones we can find in our waters.
Advance registration is required. Guardians must register each child individually, after which you will receive a confirmation email and more specific details before the event. We invite guardians to stay and observe the fun, but participation is reserved for students in attendance. If you are dropping off your child, we ask that you please return by 1:00 p.m.