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So far we have the following schools and coordinators confirmed:
  • Alps Road - Karen Smith
  • Barnett Shoals - George Webber
  • Barrow - Natalie Hicks
  • Chase - Janet Fielding
  • Cleveland Road - Washonda Foote
  • Fowler Drive - Richard Woodward
  • Gaines School - Ginger Woods
  • JJ Harris - Phillip Smith
  • Oglethorpe Avenue - Emily Biscoglia
  • Stroud - Lauren Ritter
  • Timothy - Rhema Capra
  • Whit Davis - Steven King
  • Whitehead Road - Amy Waddell
  • Winterville - Shannon Roberson
  • Burney-Harris Lyons - Michelle Rabold
  • Coile - Sarah Lockman
  • Hilsman - Erin Seymour and Audrey Hughes
  • Clarke Central - Jillian Gordon
  • Cedar Shoals - Brittany Moore
  • Kaleidoscope Montessori - Ashley Holder
  • St. Joseph Catholic School - Theresa Napoli
  • Lifespan Montessori - Ashley Villarreal
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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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 Fall Bird Ramble, State Botanical Garden of GA
9/15 Insectival, State Botanical Garden of GA
9/15 Journey through the Stars Planetarium Program, at SCNC
9/18 Symbolic Migration Lecture, State Botanical Garden of GA
9/20 UGA EcoReach Teen Session, ACC Library
9/21 Upper Oconee Science and Policy Summit, UGA Special Collections
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
9/26 Succulents and Rock Gardens, Free Gardening Class, ACC Library
9/28 Naturalist Assistant Program Volunteer Training, SCNC
10/4-6, 11-13 Native Plant Sale, State Botanical Garden of Georgia
10/10 Walk to School Day
10/12 Deadline for Symbolic Migration Registration
10/13 Vulture Festival, ACC Landfill
10/14 Fall Bird Ramble, State Botanical Garden of GA
10/19-20 Outdoor Learning Symposium, Marietta 
10/20 Rivers Alive
10/20 Journey through the Stars Planetarium Program, at SCNC
10/25 Boo at the Zoo, Memorial Park/Bear Hollow
Green School Brochure
Green School Activity Guide
Special Programs
Staff Programs

Water Conservation 
Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful
Planning Arborist

Commercial Compost
Recycling Facility

Water Reclamation Facility
Drinking Water Treatment

There are still plenty of binders for teachers (or anyone) to come get from the Teacher Reuse Store. Reminder that teachers in Clarke, Oconee, Madison, and Oconee can shop for free in the Teacher Reuse Store during regular CHaRM hours.

Send ACC Recycling your creative reuse project ideas! Grab some items from Teacher Reuse Store and turn them into instruments, matching games, counters, and art projects! We would love to feature them in future ACORN and also promote them as Green School lesson plans. 

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

KACCB is offering FOUR $100 scholarships to the Outdoor Learning Symposium (for ACC Green School Teachers). Deadline 10/9
The GA DNR “Conservation Teacher of the Year” Grant. Available to 3rd-, 4th- or 5th-grade teachers or a science specialists. This grant recognizes and rewards a talented educator who uses native wildlife, plants and habitats as the context for covering life science and other curriculum standards. The deadline to apply is September 17, 2018.
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, August Issue
Target Field Trip Grant ($700), Closes October 1

Looking for grant? See the rolling list of Environmental Education grants at EEinGeorgia!
Professional Development
Webinar: Building a Birding/Nature Club, Sept 4 or 6, Cornell
Webinar: Plastics in the Ocean, Sept 25, NOAA
Outdoor Learning Symposium, October 19 & 20 Atlanta
Webinar: An Introduction to Inquiry, September 2 & 4
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

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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