Skidaway Audubon News: Audubon Welcomes UGA Speaker

Courtesy of Skidaway Audubon 

Katie Higgins, marine educator and volunteer coordinator at the UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant Program, will be Skidaway Audubon’s guest speaker on Thursday, Feb. 16, at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church from 4 to 5 p.m. This is part of Skidaway Audubon’s speaker series.

Based on Skidaway Island, the UGA Marine Education Center helps implement conservation projects in local communities. Higgins topic is Feathered Friends: Nest Box Community Science Project. As a marine educator, Higgins provides hands-on experiential learning programs for students, introducing them to Georgia’s diverse coastal ecosystems through outdoor exploration and lab studies.

Higgins previously served as the education coordinator for the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, and was instrumental in developing a certification program for eco-tour companies to promote responsible ecotourism that reduces disturbances of wildlife. A Board Director of the Ogeechee Audubon Society, Higgins has an undergraduate degree in biology from Portland State University and a master’s degree in zoology from Miami University of Ohio.

The presentation is free for Friends of Skidaway Audubon and $5 for guests. Donations always are welcomed. For more information about Skidaway Audubon’s upcoming presentations and events, visit