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Investing in Georgia's Future: Higher Education Partnerships with Public Schools

Environmental education

Oxford Institute for Environmental Education

Emory University

Two-week, free summer workshop offers elementary and secondary teachers in Georgia training at a 47-acre ecology laboratory.

Training covers the principles of ecology, skills to enhance science learning, and hands-on laboratory and field techniques.

Anyie Li
Assistant Program Coordinator
770-784-4739

Clean Air Campaign Curriculum Development Project

Georgia Institute of Technology

CEISMC partners with the Georgia Clean Air Campaign, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and area teachers to develop, pilot, and implement an integrated curriculum for 4th to 8th-graders.

Resulting classroom activities will emphasize science, social studies, math, and civic responsibilities related to air pollution problems and solutions.

Donna Whiting
404-894-5185

Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE)

Georgia Institute of Technology

Hands-on, school-based, international K-12 environmental science and math education program in which students do environmental science and report their findings over the Internet.

Program trains teachers in Georgia to be GLOBE teachers, and mentors new and existing GLOBE teachers to assure they are successful in implementing the program.

Vicki Ainslie (Georgia Tech)
404-894-3988

Frank Orr (UWG)
770-836-4467

Eco-Connections

Georgia State University

Collaboration with Walker County School District (LaFayette, GA), Al. Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (St. Petersburg), and Russian State Hydrometerological University (St. Petersburg).

Project is developing a Web-based course for middle and high school students focusing on character education by linking social responsibility with environmental issues. Online collaboration between students and environmental researchers will be provided via the Internet.

Jack Hassard
404-651-2518

Global Thinking Project

Georgia State University

Provides a paradigm for students and teachers to participate in environmental study and to use new technology tools with peers around the world.

Currently in 50 schools in seven countries (including Australia, Czech Republic, Singapore, Spain, Russia, and US) in grades 5 to 12 in variety of urban, rural, and suburban regions. Project co-sponsors several initiatives, including: International Clean Air Project, International Water Resources Project, and Project on Global Warming.

Jack Hassard
404-651-2518

Outdoor Environmental Collaboration with Piedmont Park Conservancy, Inman Middle School, and Grady High School

Georgia State University

A Partner Schools Initiative of GSU, the Piedmont Park Conservancy is developing an outdoor classroom, a series of learning activities for outdoor environmental education, and special events for K-12 students and educators.

Biology Department is involved through the Bio-Bus project, and the Department of Middle/Secondary Education and Instructional Technology helps lead the project.

Carla Philips 404-875-PARK x24

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