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Georgia Southern University is located in Statesboro, a safe and pleasant city of 25,000 on the coastal plain of southeast Georgia. Although proud of its small-town rural heritage, Statesboro is a rapidly growing economic, educational, and cultural center for southeast Georgia. Statesboro is home to a new regional medical center, a thriving technical college, a community arts theater, and a 160-acre public sports complex. In the rural countryside around Statesboro there are two state parks with opportunities for birding, camping, hiking, and fishing. Several undeveloped rivers offer excellent canoeing or kayaking.

Savannah, one of the south’s most beautiful and historic cities, is an easy 50-mile drive from campus. Although Savannah is famous for its large historic district and oak-shaded public squares, it also provides an active nightlife, excellent restaurants, shopping, several theaters and music venues, museums, minor league baseball, lovely parks, and dozens of art galleries. Slightly farther afield, the cities of Charleston, Jacksonville, and Atlanta are all within three hours of campus. Stretching from Tybee Island just to the east of Savannah to Cumberland Island 100 miles to the south, Georgia’s largely undeveloped barrier islands offer unspoiled beaches, productive estuaries, and rich maritime forests. There are abundant opportunities for camping, wilderness backpacking, hiking, boating, fishing, birding, or just pursuing coastal Georgia’s rich natural and cultural history.

Southeast Georgia is characterized by extensive pine forests, meandering cypress-lined rivers, vast salt marshes, and wide beaches. A mild climate and abundant rainfall make this one of the most biodiverse areas in the United States. Winters are mild and pleasant; spring and fall are delightfully long. Most rain falls during brief summer thunderstorms.

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY • P.O. Box 8042 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5487