Virtual Activities for the UGA and Athens Community

With campus closed and social distancing guidelines put into place in Athens, the University of Georgia is a lot quieter than usual—even for summertime. Although campus units have had to modify many of their programs, the university still offers a mix of virtual and physical summer activities for community members of all ages.

Here are a few opportunities you and your family can take advantage of this summer:

Attend a workshop

The Georgia Museum of Art has hosted several virtual experiences and workshops this summer. Instructors from Five Points Yoga are leading hour long virtual yoga classes every other Thursday. Upcoming events include Morning Mindfulness sessions via Zoom and "Nature to Abstraction in Watercolor" online studio workshops. Many of these offerings will continue through September.

Cost: Free

Join a book club

UGA Alumni Association’s first Between the Pages virtual book club launched July 16 with a discussion of “Hello, Summer,” the newest release from author and UGA alumna Mary Kay Andrews (Kathy Hogan Trocheck). The session was moderated by fellow alumna Monica Kaufman Pearson, Atlanta’s first female and first African American news anchor.

Cost: Free

Set sail with Georgia 4-H

Georgia 4-H has transformed its traditional residential camps into a series of virtual excursions for students of all ages. Covering topics such as STEM, leadership and healthy living, the program offers live streaming, recorded videos, guided at-home activities and more to keep your child engaged through August.

Cost: Free

Tour campus

Spanning 760 acres, UGA’s Athens campus has much to offer. A self-guided tour* will take you on an excursion from the iconic Arch to Sanford Stadium. For a more tailored campus experience, UGA hosts free virtual visits every Wednesday and Friday, or you can watch a pre-recorded session.

Cost: Free

Explore the gardens

Through the end of July, families can register for educational tours of the beautiful State Botanical Garden. The newly launched Garden Earth Explorers Summer Expeditions offers six themed tours for parents and children, including Sensory Garden, Stream Ecology, Treasure Hunt and more. Each tour can accommodate up to nine participants.

Cost: $50 for three participants; $10 for each additional participant

*When engaging in any public activity, we strongly recommend following the most-up-to-date CDC guidelines to protect yourself and others against the spread of COVID-19.

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