The Flint RiverQuarium will welcome more than 100 4-H members from surrounding counties Wednesday, July 10, as part of the sixth annual 4-H2O Camp. The Flint RiverQuarium, University of Georgia’s C. M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park and Southwest Georgia 4-H are once again teaming up to offer the three-day summer camp to 4-H students today through Thursday. Today, 4-H students will be introduced to agricultural topics at the research park in Camilla, GA. Tomorrow participants will “dive in” and learn the importance of water in ecosystems with a special exhibit tour at the Flint RiverQuarium. The group will then enjoy some fun in the sun on the final day at Water World in Dothan, AL.
4-Hers pay a nominal fee to participate and the UGA Arch Foundation covers the rest with funds donated by the Stripling family in Camilla, GA. 4-H students from throughout southwest Georgia are invited to attend. In the past 5 years of Flint RiverQuarium involvement, the program has reached 520 4-H participants, their parents and agents from 13 counties.
The Flint RiverQuarium is southwest Georgia’s premier aquarium, featuring more than 1,000 animals that call the Flint River watershed home. The Flint RiverQuarium is located at 101 Pine Avenue in downtown Albany, Georgia. Regular operating hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m and Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.