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Posted: April 7, 2010 12:30 a.m.

Step into Spring

Get Outdoors with the Georgia Wildlife Federation

Brittany Thomas/

The Georgia Wildlife Federation invites families to stroll the trails, boardwalks and gardens at the Alcovy Conservation Center in Covington from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

TRAILS, BOARDWALKS, AND GARDENS: Bring your binoculars and introduce your kids to birding. Practice your nature photography skills or give nature journaling a try. Particpate in a family scavenger hunt.

ART EXHIBIT: First public display of the 2010 Georgia Jr. Duck Stamp winners.

CAMP CHARLIE: Learn more about this new overnight camping program at the Alcovy Conservation Center.

BIRD VIEWING WINDOW: See the brand new bird viewing window and learn more about plans to create wildlife habitat at the Alcovy Conservation Center.

Beginning at 8 a.m.

BIRD WALK: Naturalist led bird walk through various habitats in and around the Alcovy River swamp. Meet under pavilion at 7:45.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

LUNCH AT MOM AND POP’S: Hotdogs, hamburgers and snacks available. All proceeds benefit local Jr. Bass Busters.

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

BE OUT THERE: A NATIONAL SUMMIT ON CHILDREN AND THE OUTDOORS: Hosted by the National Wildlife Federation, this Webcast will address the educational and health problems resulting from children’s declining contact with nature.

2 p.m.

PRIVET PILE-UP: Join other GWF volunteers as they continue efforts to rid the property of Chinese privet. Meet at the amphitheatre at 1:45 p.m. Bring your gloves.

Pre-register and receive a free copy of the "Georgia Wildlife Viewing Guide."

For questions or to pre-register for this free family event, contact education@gwf.org or (770) 787-7887 (M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.).

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