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Green Plant Blues

Elachee Nature Science Center, Gainesville, Georgia in partnership with The
State Botanical Garden of Georgia, The University of Georgia, Athens

Thursday, February 8: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Friday, February 9: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Saturday, February 10: 9am – 4pm


2 PLUS provided State Botanical Garden of Georgia, The University of
Georgia, Athens

Location:

Elachee Nature Science Center, Gainesville, Georgia


Focus:

This workshop introduces The Georgia Endangered Plant Stewardship Network,
a school site endangered plant propagation project.



Requirements:

Participating teachers MUST have support of their school administration to
develop an endangered plant and/or native species garden on their school
site.


Credit:

2 PLU credits will be awarded.



Workshop leaders:

Jennifer Ceska, Conservation Coordinator, The State Botanical Garden of
Georgia, [log in to unmask];

Anne Shenk, Director of Education, The State Botanical Garden of Georgia,
[log in to unmask];

Peter Gordon, Director of Education, Elachee Nature Science Center
(770)535-1976

Workshop Description:
The course introduces science inquiry investigations as well as other
hands-on activities for teaching about Georgia’s wildflowers, endangered
plants and habitats.

Teachers learn plant propagation methods using Wisconsin Fast Plants,
common wildflowers, and endangered plants. Teachers also learn to
transplant seedlings to raised beds on their school sites, to build a small
bog for pitcherplants and a plot for rock outcrop species. Participating
classes receive an endangered plant permit from the Georgia Department of
Natural Resources, and seeds from scientists with the Georgia Plant
conservation Alliance (GPCA). Species can be seed propagated indoors and
transplanted to an appropriate location on the school site. Endangered
species for school site propagation include Atlantic White Cedar,
Pitcherplants, and others. A variety of easy-to propagate native
wildflowers are also available to participating EPSN teachers.

 $30 registration fee is payable to Elachee Nature Science Center.

All other fees (manual, supplies, wildflower book, seeds) are covered by a
Teacher Quality grant. A $60 stipend will be provided to each teacher.
Funds are also provided to cover a substitute for one day as well as
lodging at Jameson Inn, Oakwood-Gainesville.

Lunches are also provided.

Funded by a Teacher Quality Grant.

For a registration form contact

Anne Shenk at [log in to unmask] or

Peter Gordon at [log in to unmask]