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Water, Wings and Wildlife

Water Wings and Wildlife

Saturday, September 28 from 10 am-5 pm

Friday, September 27 from 9 am-2 pm--Education Day for Area Schools


Make some tracks and join the Flint RiverQuarium Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., for a


celebration of all creatures great and small at the Water, Wings and Wildlife Festival. Whether wet and


scaly, feathered, slimy or furry, we want to celebrate all of the amazing wild animals that fill our


beautiful world. You can enjoy birds of prey and reptile shows, take a SCUBA lesson in our Blue Hole


or even try your hand at fishing at the Flint RiverQuarium water steps! Regular admission rates apply. For


more detailed information, see the list of activities below.


 Water, Wings & Wildlife 2019 Highlights 

Presenters and details are subject to change as event plans are finalized.


Jose Castro - Shark Scientist, Fisheries Biologist and Author

Presentation Times: 11:00 am and 3:00 pm

Where: Imagination Theater

Cost: Free with Admission

We are thrilled to have Jose Castro join us for the Festival this year! Join us as we learn all about the many different species of sharks in the waters of North America. These apex predators may seem scary and intimidating, but Jose Castro has spent a lifetime learning as much as he can about these mysterious creatures of the deep. 



Herpetology Presentation

Presenter: Flint RiverQuarium

Show Times:  Snakes -11:15 am, Turtles - 2:15 pm, Alligators - 4:15 pm

Cost: Free with Admission

Where: RiverQuarium Plaza

Reptiles are a very important part of our planet, with some having been around since the dinosaurs roamed the Earth! There are so many animals that need our help, even the ones with sharp teeth and scales! Come learn about these amazing creatures and get an upclose look at some of our local ectotherms! 



Water Wings Wildlife Boy with Eurasian owl-web

Wild Wings Birds of Prey Show

Presenter: Winged Ambassadors

Show Times: 10:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm--RiverQuarium Plaza

Cost: Free with Admission

Where: RiverQuarium Plaza

In fulfillment of a life-long dream shared by two very close friends, Dale Arrowood and Ed

Carswell, Winged Ambassadors was founded with a mission to promote environmental

conservation, specifically protection for the wildlife that we share the earth with, through a

uniquely designed program of education.  Programs featuring some of the very Birds of Prey

responsible for long ago capturing the fascinations of those two friends have now provided

thousands of people in many different communities the rare and exhilarating opportunity of

coming face-to-face with these breathtaking animals as they learn more about them and the

complex, important roles they play in supporting the geographical ecosystems on which we all rely.






RiverQuarium Butterfly Whisperer-web

Mobile Butterfly House

Presenter: Greathouse Butterfly Farms

Show Times: Ongoing

Cost: Free with Admission

Where: RiverQuarium Plaza

We’re all aflutter over the butterfly encounter, a 20’ x 20’ tented traveling walk-through

exhibit filled with plants and more than 250 butterflies. Bring your little ones to the butterfly

tent, and watch the butterflies engage your children by lighting on their shoulders as you feed

them a sugary treat!




Paint Your Own Aquadopt Tile

Through the Aquadpot Program, you can help us provide for the care and feeding of the RiverQuarium's living collection by adopting your favorite animal for an entire year! This year, in conjunction with the Clay Spot, we are offering an opportunity to paint your own Aquadopt tile for our wall! You choose the animal, the style and the colors. 

Presenter: The Clay Spot

Times: 11 am - 3 pm

Cost: $25

Where: Skywater



Water Wings Wildlife Favorite Scuba Close Up-web

Discover SCUBA

Presenter: Adventure Dive Center

Times: 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm

Cost: $20 per person + Admission; call 229-639-2650 to register; space is limited

Where: RiverQuarium Flint River Room

Have you always wanted to know what it would be like to dive and see underwater creatures in

a different light, but you have never been ready to take the plunge? Discover SCUBA is for

you! Come on in our Blue Hole with our expert SCUBA certified professionals. They will

guide you through the basic training skills, safety and equipment requirements that are

necessary for a certification. You will not receive an actual SCUBA certification with this course.




  Water Wings Wildlife Light blue shirt boy holding a GA thumper 1-web

Bug, Bugs, and More Bugs

Presenter: Crisp County Extension Office

Times: Ongoing

Cost: Free with Admission

Where: RiverQuarium Plaza

These six-legged creatures come in all shapes and sizes for your viewing and holding pleasure!

Your children will learn to see the natural world on a whole different level. Come out and learn

more about how insects assist with pollination, food production and pest control. Many can

also cause agricultural problems and can be pests themselves.



Booths in Plaza

Adventure Dive Center

Albany Audubon Society

Albany Master Gardeners

Albany Recreation and Parks Department


Crisp County Extension Office

Dougherty County Parks & Recreation Dept.

Flint Riverkeepers

Georgia Department of Natural Resources 

Rivers Alive

SOWEGA Beekeepers Club

Southwest Georgia Master Gardeners



Other Activities include: Alligator Feedings, Dive Shows, Face Painting, and Other Family Friendly Activities


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