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Jack Golden-
H20pportunty: Make a splash at your school with an entertaining assembly. The Water Conservation Office is bringing Jack Golden to town March 19 & 20. Mr. Golden, aka Brook Rivers, uses juggling, magic, and humor to teach students about the water cycle, conservation, and many other water related topics. If you are interested in having him present at your school email Space is limited, the WCO covers all expenses. Visit for more about the show.
Ripple Effect Film Festival Premiere
Save the Date for the Ripple Effect Film Festival Premiere on Saturday, March 23rd at the Morton Theatre. Water related films submitted by students and teachers. Premiere is free and family friendly. Come watch the great films submitted by your fellow Athenians.

The newly renovated features nine learning units designed for students in upper elementary and middle school. Topics covered include fresh water habitats, the water cycle, oceans, watersheds, water conservation and healthy hydration, as well as concepts such as how soap and water interact to remove germs and how water is used in the production of everyday items. New short videos introduce each topic. Resources for educators and parents, as well as assessment tools, are available for each unit. The site is available free of charge for all users.

Other Dates:
3/18-3/24 – Fix-A-Leak Week -
3/22 – World Water Day
4/1-4/30- Mayors Challenge – make plans to participate, take the water pledge in April
2/6 Native Plant Symposium, State Botanical Garden
2/11 GreenLife Expo & Awards Deadlines: Student Art Competition, Exhibitor Registration, and School Waste Reduction Award Nomination.
2/14 Romantic Tour of the North Oconee Water Reclamation Facility
2/15 Arbor Day Tree Ramble, State Botanical Garden
2/15-19 Great Backyard Bird Count, SCNC
2/16 Journey Through the Stars, SCNC
2/16 Forest Talk and Walk, Ben Burton
2/16 Lunar New Year Celebration, State Botanical Garden
2/23 Trail Workday, SCNC
2/23 Natural Plant Communities of GA, State Botanical Garden
2/23 GreenLife Expo & Awards, Expo:10 am to 3 pm, Awards 3 to 5 pm, ACC Library
2/23 SciREN Georgia Networking Event, State Botanical Garden
2/24 Connect to Protect Leadership Program, State Botanical Garden
3/8-10 Environmental Education Alliance Annual Conference, Albany, GA
3/13 Youth Birding T-Shirt Art Contest
3/15-16 Projects WET, Wild, & Learning Tree Triple Facilitator Workshop, Charlie Elliott Conference Center
3/18 Garden Champion Nominations Due
3/23 Alice H. Richards Children's Garden Grand Opening, State Botanical Garden
4/3 Garden Champion Awards Reception, ACCA
4/5 SCNC Herpetology Art Contest Deadline
Staff Programs

Water Conservation 
Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful
Planning Arborist

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.  
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

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
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
Georgia Project WILD is holding refresher training sessions for all Project WILD Facilitator on the new guides to maintain your facilitator status. February 26th from 4:30 – 7:30 pm at Sandy Creek Nature Center in Athens, GA

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

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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