Welcome to our group! We're delighted that you're here. Georgia Exploration presents
information and activities designed to engage, educate and excite participants to dive deeper into
the fascinating state of Georgia. Cultivating curiosity and ferreting out hidden travel treasures to
enrich our lives are two class goals. The state of Georgia has a jillion interesting places to
sightsee, marvel, shop, dine, and educate. Whatever your hobbies and interests, when you pan for
travel treasures, Georgia always provides a few gems.
Expand Your Georgia Horizons
The class is not designed as a lecture class or travelogue, but instead coaxes participants to
expand their horizons by sharing information through photos, research, and class discussion. A
flexible format will incorporate a range of activities, but will, at its heart, focus on creating new
vistas for participants. The entire state of Georgia serves as our subject matter and the vast
variety of people and places supplies our palette.
Topics We Will Explore
Some of our planned topics include the changes in landscapes across the state from pristine
beaches of Cumberland Island, to brooding and mysterious swamplands of the Okefenokee, to
forests hemmed by mountain streams. We will also investigate Georgia's great state parks - there
are so many to celebrate. Off-the-beaten-path locations like Exploration: Bigfoot, Wildcat On A
Wing, and Babyland General make for great discoveries to share with your family and friends.
People with passions are infinity more interesting. If exploration and discovery excite you then
this class is for you. If finding new places to eat and shop interest you, this class is for you. Join
us and become your own concierge as you uncover great hangouts, habitats, and hamlets across
A map of Georgia and the Georgia Travel Guide will be provided to each participant. Please
bring paper, pencil, and a sense of discovery.
About the Instructor
Dixie Whitman dreams of spending her days crisscrossing the USA, visiting military working
dog kennels, national parks, glorious gardens, and spotting wild herds of animals. Instead, she
spends a majority of her days herding cats at home.
When she's not herding cats or plotting travels, Dixie designs her butterfly garden, enjoys her
bluebird trail, pursues photography, and enjoys time with friends. She shares her home turf with
Jerry, her talented hubby and the cats who keep finding their way to her doorstep.
Dixie has taken several classes with ELM, hopes to give back by teaching, and is excited to
embark on this journey