CONSERVATION: The GA/FL Weekend Report Card Is In

The Georgia/Florida weekend has always been used as an excuse to party, but it’s also educational. Find out who made the grades on Frat Beach this year…
St. Simons Island is red, white, and black all over when it comes to college football.  We’re a Georgia Bulldog town and are so proud that thousands of college students choose to spend their GA/FL weekend here with us.  The annual tradition gives high achievers the chance to explore new territory, participate in public debauchery, and learn some lifelong lessons along the way.  This fine-tuned program is more than a study session, it’s a full weekend of school!  Now, let’s review the class of 2013 and discuss the following photos:

-In the first photo, Miss Sock Monkey is eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch for breakfast and she also has a full canteen.  This proves that she has adequate knowledge of the sock monkey metabolism and understands the dangers of partying on an empty stomach.  B+ for Miss Sock Monkey.

-In the second photo, a perfectly styled UGA student shows us how to dress for success.  Her “covered, yet revealing” look is fashion-forward and leaves us wanting more!  A- for Bikini T-Shirt Girl & Bonus Points to anyone in a Halloween costume.

-No words are necessary for the last photo in this series.  It’s just a straight F.  No sleeping in class! F for Sleepy Smurf.

- In the first photo of this series, we see a PASS/FAIL situation unfolding right before our eyes.  Obviously, the wide receiver is doing her job, but what about the guy who’s failing Waste Management?  Dude, we can ALL see you!  D- for The Public Potty Guy.

-Not all of our campers are so brazen and rude.  In the second photo, you will notice that most of our students know how stand in line, wait their turn, and bond with the Port-O-Johns.  B+ for Box-Trained, Bathroom Breakers.

-And, finally…  No one took his extra credit assignment more seriously than our future President of the United States, Capt. Plunger Man.  Who else is going to work out the clogs in our system?  Only he can save us!  You’re getting an E for exceptional effort, extra-credit, and extra-soft tissue, Captain!


Thank you to the Georgia Sea Grant/UGA Marine Extension Service for implementing the ”Stash-Your-Trash” campaign and for helping us keep our beaches clean.  The message that litter threatens sea life is getting out there!  Be sure to visit their facebook page for more on the clean-up efforts and the MANY volunteers who helped save the earth.
CLEAN-UP PHOTO CREDITS: Lea King-Badyna, Georgia Sea Grant/UGA Marine Extension Service

-Thank you, Nathan Terrell, for throwing your trash away!

-Thank you, Members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity!  They woke up at the crack of dawn and helped clean up the beach on game-day.  You guys rock!


Ramey Shirah, a Southern Coterie contributor, has an exquisite eye for photography and a big heart for conservation and nature.  She lives on St. Simons Island and shares pictures and insights on her blog,  You can also visit Golden Isles Insider on fb @ or on twitter @

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Comment by Ramey Shirah on November 13, 2013 at 4:00pm
I'm so glad you like it, Whitney! It's a silly post about a silly weekend and it was fun to write too. ;-)
Comment by whitney long on November 13, 2013 at 10:27am

Ramey - Love this post!  So funny and true.  GA/FL weekend on St. Simons really is one of those "you won't believe it until it see it" kind of events.  From what I heard this year seemed to be a little better as far as the trash.  The social media campaign that was everywhere reminding students to "stash your trash" seemed to have worked.  Thanks for sharing!

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