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Calendar
3/7 to 6/1 "Plastic Bodies: River Tributes" Exhibition, Lyndon House Arts Center
4/1 to 4/30 Great American Cleanup, All of Athens
4/1 to 4/30 National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation
4/11 Garden Earth Explorers, State Botanical Garden
4/12 Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest, Deadline
4/12 Froggie Fling, SCNC
4/13 Global Youth Service Day, JJ Harris/W Broad/Mae Willie Morton Garden
4/13 Weed Warriors, Memorial Park
4/13 Plantapalooza, Multiple Locations
4/18 Garden Earth Explorers, State Botanical Garden
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
4/22 GA Review Earth Day Celebration, State Botanical Garden
4/25 South by South Milledge Spring Festival, UGArden
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
4/28 Spring Bird Ramble, State Botanical Garden
4/30 Green School Lessons DUE
5/2 Garden Earth Explorers, State Botanical Garden of Georgia
5/4 Cook's Trail Improvements Workday, SCNC
5/4 J.G. Beacham Water Treatment Plant Tour
5/5 to 11 International Compost Awareness Week, KACCB Compost Book Donation coming to our Green Schools!
5/8 Composting Class, ACC Library
5/10 Family Fishing Day, SCP
5/11 Insect Pollinators in our Garden, State Botanical Garden
5/11 KACCB Compost Bin Sales, West Broad Farmers Market & Athens Farmers Market
5/11 Journey Through the Stars, SCNC
5/18 Snake Day, SCNC
5/25 Trail Creek Volunteer Work Day
Green School Brochure
Green School Activity Guide
Special Programs
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
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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.
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!
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
Professional Development
  • Core Course 3 (Assessment and Evaluation)-  June 7-9, 2019, Register by May 25, 2019
Certificate in Native Plants, State Botanical Garden of Georgia GA Farm to School and Early Care Summit Scholarships Registration is open for the 7th Georgia Farm to School and Early Care and Education Summit, June 7-8 at Helms College in Macon. The Summit will feature dynamic, hands-on education sessions, workshops, and field trips for early care providers and K-12 staff on gardening, cooking with kids, local procurement, and more! Apply by April 11.

Paddle GA K-12 Teacher Scholarship Are you a Georgia educator teaching grades K-12? If so, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship to participate in Paddle Georgia 2019, a week-long voyage down the Withlacoochee and Suwannee rivers. Receive training in Georgia Adopt-A-Stream and Project WET and take your adventure back to the classroom. Apply by April 20, 2019.

National Geographic Educator Certification Course This course seeks to inspire Pre-K—12 formal and informal educators to teach students about the world in innovative and interdisciplinary ways. The course will run April 15 through June 30 and is self paced. Achieving certification will provide you with professional recognition and development; lifelong community with like-minded educators; and relationships, resources, perks, and opportunities with National Geographic Society. Free. Enrollment ends May 12.

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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