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Calendar
3/7 to 6/1 "Plastic Bodies: River Tributes" Exhibition, Lyndon House Arts Center
3/9 Open House at the Log House, SCNC
3/8-10 Environmental Education Alliance Annual Conference, Albany, GA
3/9 Birchmore Trail Habitat Restoration, Memorial Park
3/11 Forest Talk and Walk, SCNC
3/13 Shade Gardening Class, ACC Library
3/13 Youth Birding T-Shirt Art Contest
3/15-16 Projects WET, Wild, & Learning Tree Triple Facilitator Workshop, Charlie Elliott Conference Center
3/16 Sasquatch Adventure, SCNC
3/16 Journey through the Stars, SCNC
3/18 Garden Champion Nominations Due
3/18-24 Fix a Leak Week (toilet tablet giveaway all month!)
3/20 Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival, Morton Theater
3/23 Ripple Effect Film Festival, Morton
3/23 Bears Birthday, Bear Hollow
3/23 Alice H. Richards Children's Garden Grand Opening, State Botanical Garden
3/23 GIS Day, SCNC
3/23 Wisteria Control Day, Sandy Creek Park
3/28 Wasted! The story of food waste, Cine
3/28 Garden Earth Explorers, State Botanical Garden
3/30 KACCB's Dirty Dancing Family Dance Party, Little Kings
3/30 Women in Science Day, SCNC
3/30 Spring Bird Ramble, State Botanical Garden
4/1 Great American Cleanup, All of Athens
4/3 Garden Champion Awards Reception, ACCA
4/3 Veggie Gardening Class, ACC Library
4/5 SCNC Herpetology Art Contest Deadline, Email Michelle.Cash@accgov.com
4/6 Habitat Restoration Day, SCNC
4/6 River Rendevous, SCNC
4/6 Lake Herrick Eco Art, Pavilion
4/12 Froggie Fling, SCNC
4/13 Plantapalooza, Multiple Locations
4/19 Full Moon Hike, State Botanical Garden of Georgia
4/20 Landscaping and Planting for Pollinators, State Botanical Garden
4/20 Journey Through the Stars, SCNC
4/27 Bones and Skulls Open House, SCNC
4/27 Athens Area Master Gardener Plant Sale, Extension
4/27 Medicinal Herbs of the SE, State Botanical Garden
4/30 Green School Lessons DUE
Staff Programs

Water Conservation 
Recycling
Stormwater
Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful
Planning Arborist
Tours

Landfill
Commercial Compost
Recycling Facility

Water Reclamation Facility
Drinking Water Treatment
Special Programs
Farm to School Champion Award Nominations
The Clarke County School District has received statewide and national recognition for its farm-to-school programs, which have positively impacted our students and district as a whole. We would like to recognize our schools, staff, and teachers that contribute to this achievement. The CCSD F2S Champions Awards recognizes the educators, staff, and community members who go above and beyond to make garden-based learning a success at the school level.  
NOMINATE SOMEONE HERE!
We will be taking nominations until March 18, 2019. Selected leaders will be honored at the CCSD F2S Champions Awards, a catered ceremony, at the Athens Community Career Academy on April 3rd.
We have updated the Lesson Share! Check in  on your submitted lessons! Just click your school's tab, and feel free to look at the other schools. What activities do you see that you've done, too!?

Find everything you need to log a Green School Activity on our
webpage!

NEW!! Step-by-step instructions on how to log an activity!

Teachers: Register for the Green School program HERE by subscribing to the ACORN newsletter.
Green School Brochure
Green School Activity Guide
Teachers and Schools receive Green School Credits for holding or working at a school garden workday. You can see and sign up to volunteer at workday HERE!
Want to add a workday for your school? Contact stacy.smith@accgov.com
Grants and Resources

Teacher Reuse Store Hours (open all year during CHARM hours)
Continuous - KACCB Green School Grant $50, $200, $500
Shades of Green Athens Extension Gardening Newsletter

Looking for grant? See the rolling list of Environmental Education grants at EEinGeorgia!
Professional Development
  • Core Course 2 (Fostering Learning)- March 22-24, 2019, Register by March 12, 2019.
  • Core Course 3 (Assessment and Evaluation)-  June 7-9, 2019, Register by May 25, 2019
The annual WET, WILD and PLT Facilitator workshop is scheduled for March 15-16 at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield. Don't miss this opportunity to receive facilitator certification for all three Projects!

The 15th annual Teacher Conservation Workshop is scheduled for the week of June 17-21. This interdisciplinary workshop focuses on the environmental, economical, and social benefits of Georgia’s forestry and wildlife communities and includes Project WET, WILD and Learning Tree certification. 
 
Get In Touch With Us

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Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension 
ACC Cooperative Extension
(706) 613-3640

Cecile Riker
Stormwater Education Specialist
ACC Transportation and Public Works 
(706) 613-3440 ext. 384

Mason Towe
Program Education Specialist
ACC Recycling Division 
(706) 613-3512 ext. 316


Jackie Sherry
Water Conservation Program Education Specialist
ACC Public Utilities Department
(706) 613-3729

Stacy Smith 
Program Education Specialist 
Keep Athens Clarke County Beautiful (KACCB)
(706) 613-3512 ext. 309

Marc Beechuk
Planner II • Arborist
Athens Clarke County Planning Department
706 613.3515
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