ORAS November meeting will feature talk by local photojournalist

Please join us for our monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 1st, at Sandy Creek Nature Center! We will be hosting photojournalist André Gallant who will describe oysters, aquaculture and the stories of watermen on the Georgia coast.


André Gallant is the author of “A High Low Tide: The Revival of a Southern Oyster,” a book-length work of narrative nonfiction about the Georgia oyster industry published by UGA Press. “A High Low Tide” details the process of aquaculture and the other programs that have been implemented to cultivate that industry and chronicles one champion of the efforts, Justin Manley. In addition to writing the text, Gallant also took all the pictures in the book.


The meeting will be held in the Nature Center’s Education and Visitor Center, 205 Old Commerce Road off U.S. Highway 441 north of Athens. To reach the center from the Loop 10 bypass, exit at U.S. Highway 441/Commerce Road and turn north toward Commerce. Go approximately a mile, turn left at the Sandy Creek Nature Center sign and go to the end of the road. Turn left at Old Commerce Road; parking for the Education and Visitor Center will be on the right.