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1) This year we will collect GS lesson activity with a Google Form. Simpler format. Instant upload to the spreadsheet. More compatible with your classrooms! 

2) Save the date for the Green School Kick Off: August 29th at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia from 4 to 6 PM. Drop in to pick up your GS gifts, grab some program info, have a snack, and network with your colleagues! We will also be distributing plant and seeds and have tables from a wider range of GS lesson partners.

3) Coordinators will receive an email confirming participation for themselves and their school. Check your enrollment status on our website. If you are updating your coordinator, contact

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8/7 Fall Vegetable Gardening Class, ACC Library
8/10 Critter Tales, SCNC
8/15 Public Tour of the Middle Oconee Water Reclamation Facility 
8/17 Journey Through the Stars, SCNC
8/23-24 The Great Georgia Pollinator Census
8/24 KACCB Dirty Dance Party, Little Kings (volunteer credit)
8/29 Green School Kick Off, State Botanical Garden
8/31 Deadline, Call for Photos for Stormwater Calendar
9/7 Athens Water Festival, Sandy Creek Park (volunteer credit)
9/9, 16, 23 Me and You at the Zoo, Memorial Park
9/28 Vulture Festival, ACC Landfill
9/28 Insect-ival, State Botanical Garden
9/11 Rain Gardening Class, ACC Library
10/2 Native Plant Sale Opening Reception, State Botanical Garden
10/5 Rivers Alive (volunteer credit)
10/26 Outdoor Learning Symposium, Chattahoochee Hills Charter School
Special Programs
Green School Activity Guide
Green School Brochure

Commercial Compost
Recycling Facility

Water Reclamation Facility
Drinking Water Treatment
Staff Programs

Water Conservation 
Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful
Planning Arborist
Grants and Resources

Teaching Conservation Grant The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering a $1,000 grant to a third-, fourth- or fifth-grade public or private school teacher in the state who demonstrates exceptional energy and innovation in teaching life sciences. Science specialists covering those grade levels can also apply. Projects that are especially creative and teach about Georgia’s rare or endangered species, as well as solid projects that have no other means of funding, will earn bonus points. The deadline to apply is Sept. 6, 2019. 

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

State Botanical Garden of Georgia Certificate in Native Plants
Advanced Training in Environmental Education (ATEEG)
The following three courses will be held at Charlie Elliott Conference Center in Mansfield, GA, and begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday adjourning at noon on Sunday.
Core Course 1 (Foundations of EE)-  January 24-26, 2020, To develop foundations of environmental literacy based on ecology and professional principles. Register by January 14, 2020 
Core Course 2 (Fostering Learning)- March 20-22, 2020, To increase understanding of how to implement environmental education programs that foster learning. Registration and payment is due by March 10, 2020.
Core Course 3 (Assessment and Evaluation)-  June 5-7, 2020, To increase participant's skills and knowledge associated with the program evaluation process that includes identifying outcomes, data collection methods, and data analysis. Registration and payment is due by May 26, 2020. Sign-up using this link. 
Get In Touch With Us

Laura Ney
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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