Jekyll Island to resume alligator classes in 2014

Jekyll Island to resume alligator classes in 2014

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JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Jekyll Island officials say they plan to bring back free educational classes on alligators next year after a trial run this summer drew nearly 400 tourists.

The island state park held 13 weekly classes during the summer season to teach visitors about the habits of alligators on the island and how to safely observe them in the wild.

Greg Skupien, a University of Georgia graduate student who helped lead the courses, says they were a big hit. Every session had a full registration of 25 to 30 people, with a total of 391 visitors taking the classes overall.

The classes were launched to share with the public alligator research conducted on Jekyll Island in the past two years. The state park plans to resume the classes next spring.

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