Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - (Page 4)

May 2011 Contents D e pA r t m e n t S 5 VIeWpOInt In trust to us 6 mAIlbOx 7 pICture tHIS? Identify this Georgia site for a chance to win $25! 8 GeOrGIA neWS Vidalia onion museum; Flavor of Georgia Contest; Edible Garden; Georgia glimpses 10 CAlenDAr Happenings around the state An InSIDe GlImpSe I’ve been volunteering at the Georgia Aquarium for about three years, and there is always something new and exciting going on. In April, the stars aligned with the opening of the 84,000-square-foot AT&T Dolphin Tales exhibit. This month, we are pleased to bring our readers an inside look at the aquarium’s newest addition. Dolphins have been, by far, the most requested animal by visitors at the Georgia Aquarium. The staff has responded by opening this $110 million dolphin gallery and theater. Development and construction of the Georgia Aquarium’s dolphin gallery was launched more than two years ago. With great anticipation, we watched a 1,800-seat arena being constructed. A very theatrical production, AT&T Dolphin Tales combines thrilling dramatic performances with the grace and beauty of dolphins. From state-of-the-art special effects to elaborate costuming and an original musical score, the show will delight the entire family. The Georgia Aquarium’s efforts are part of an overall philosophy of research, conservation and preservation in concert with other accredited zoos and aquariums. For more on this month’s cover feature, turn to page 18. Also in this issue, we take a trip to some Georgia farms to meet agricultural employees and farmers with disabilities or chronic health conditions. AgrAbility in Georgia, a free service and part of a national program administered through the United States Department of Agriculture, is helping them pursue meaningful careers on the farm. Read about it on page 22. Enjoy, Vol. 67, No. 5 18 O n t H e C O V er : Director of Animal Training Michael Hunt says the dolphins are all individuals at the new $110 million AT&T Dolphin Tales exhibit, which opened April 2 at the Georgia Aquarium. (Photo courtesy of Georgia Aquarium.) 14 CurrentS Ag Awareness Week in Georgia; GEMC Hunger Walk/Run; Walter Harrison Scholarship winners; Oglethorpe Power Corp. scholarship donation; Student job shadows at Carroll EMC 16 GeOrGIA’S enerGy OutlOOk Reality check: Hydropower in Georgia 17 SpeCIAl enerGy repOrt Energy solutions in pursuit of a problem 32 GeOrGIA@HOme Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be expensive 36 ArOunD GeOrGIA Geocaching—more than treasure hunting 40 my GeOrGIA Mama’s afternoon tea 42 GArDenS Edible gardens 44 GeOrGIA COOkS Celebrating Georgia’s bounty 50 SnApSHOt Prom night F e At u r e S 18 22 28 4 Dolphin tales Dolphin personalities shine at the new AT&T Dolphin Tales exhibit at the Georgia Aquarium. AgrAbility in Georgia Assistance and hope for the state’s farm workers with disabilities. By E. Wayne McDaniel Creature comforts Home efficiency projects offer bang for the buck. By Matt Bolch Steve Jacobs Production Coordinator Click on the may 2011 digital edition for more recipes, energy notes, Georgia gardens and Snapshot exclusive web submissions! web exclusive Official Publication of Georgia Electric Membership Corporation More online at www.georgiamagazine.org www.georgiamagazine.org GEORGIA MAGAZINE http://www.georgiamagazine.org http://www.georgiamagazine.org http://www.georgiamagazine.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - May 2011

Georgia Magazine - May 2011
Contents
Viewpoint
Mailbox
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar
Currents
Georgia’s Energy Outlook
Special Energy Report
Dolphin Tales
Agrability in Georgia
Creature Comforts
Georgia@home
Around Georgia
My Georgia
Gardens
Georgia Cooks
Snapshot

Georgia Magazine - May 2011

Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia Magazine - May 2011 (Page Cover1)
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Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia Magazine - May 2011 (Page 3)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Contents (Page 4)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Viewpoint (Page 5)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Mailbox (Page 6)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Picture This? (Page 7)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia News (Page 8)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia News (Page 9)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Calendar (Page 10)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Calendar (Page 11)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Calendar (Page 12)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Calendar (Page 13)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Currents (Page 14)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Currents (Page 15)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia’s Energy Outlook (Page 16)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Special Energy Report (Page 17)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Dolphin Tales (Page 18)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Dolphin Tales (Page 19)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Dolphin Tales (Page 20)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Dolphin Tales (Page 21)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Agrability in Georgia (Page 22)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Agrability in Georgia (Page 23)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Agrability in Georgia (Page 24)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Agrability in Georgia (Page 25)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Agrability in Georgia (Page 26)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Agrability in Georgia (Page 27)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Creature Comforts (Page 28)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Creature Comforts (Page 29)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Creature Comforts (Page 30)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Creature Comforts (Page 31)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia@home (Page 32)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia@home (Page 33)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia@home (Page 34)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia@home (Page 35)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 36)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 37)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 38)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 39)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - My Georgia (Page 40)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - My Georgia (Page 41)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Gardens (Page 42)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Gardens (Page 43)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 44)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 45)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 46)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 47)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 48)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 49)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Snapshot (Page 50)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Snapshot (Page 50A)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Snapshot (Page 50B)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Snapshot (Page 50C)
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