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Welcome back!

We hope that you had a lovely and relaxing summer! 
The Green School Committee is excited to have you back and we are here and ready to help you green your classrooms!

GREEN SCHOOL PROGRAM NEWS FOR 2018-19

1) This year we are NOT CHANGING much! We felt like the streamlined GS activity reporting went great! 

2) Save the date for the Green School Kick Off: September 13 at the Hi Lo 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!

3) Coordinators will receive an email confirming participation for themselves and their school.

4) Teachers can sign themselves up this year. A subscription to the ACORN is your enrollment in the GS program. No strings to participate. Lurking welcome! Just get a monthly email alerting you to free programming that is available to you!
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Calendar

8/16 Be a Sewer Hero: Tour, Middle Oconee Water Reclamation Facility
8/16 Botany After Hours, Composting, Southern Brewing Company
8/16 UGA EcoReach Teen Session, ACC Library
8/18 Journey Through the Stars "Meteor Shower and Planets Galore", SCNC
8/22 Free Gardening Class, Fall Vegetable Gardening, ACC Library
8/22-23 Project Wet, Wild, and Learning Tree Facilitator Workshop
8/26 Books for Keeps Teacher Free for All
8/28 Fall School Garden Festival, UGArden
9/8 Athens Water Festival, Sandy Creek park
9/13 Green School Kick Off, Hi Lo
9/14 A Different Career Path: Bat Research, SCNC
9/15 Insectival, State Botanical Garden of GA
9/15 Journey through the Stars Planetarium Program, at SCNC
9/20 UGA EcoReach Teen Session, ACC Library
9/22 Above Athens Balloon Festival with KACCB Kid's Area and Dance Party
9/22 Shred Event, GA Square Mall
9/22 Pollinator Symposium, Monastery of the Holy Spirit
9/28 Naturalist Assistant Program Volunteer Training, SCNC
10/4-6, 11-13 Native Plant Sale, State Botanical Garden of Georgia
10/12 Deadline for Symbolic Migration Registration
10/13 Vulture Festival, ACC Landfill
10/19-20 Outdoor Learning Symposium, Marietta 
10/20 Rivers Alive
Tours

Landfill
Commercial Compost
Recycling Facility

Water Reclamation Facility
Drinking Water Treatment
Special Programs
Staff Programs

Water Conservation 
Recycling
Stormwater
Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful
Planning Arborist
Green School Activity Guide
Green School Brochure
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, July Issue

Looking for grant? See the rolling list of Environmental Education grants at EEinGeorgia!
Professional Development
Project Wet, Wild, and Learning Tree Facilitator Workshop, Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center August 22-23, Register by August 7
Webinar: Behavior Change and EE, NAAEE August 21
Webinar: Building a Birding/Nature Club, Sept 4 or 6, Cornell
Webinar: Plastics in the Ocean, Sept 25, NOAA

State Botanical Garden of Georgia Certificate in Native Plants
  • Core Course 1 (Foundations of EE)-  January 25-27, 2019, Register by January 15, 2019.
  • 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
Get In Touch With Us

OPEN
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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