Save the date for Georgia's 14th annual Outdoor Classroom Symposium to be
held *Friday, November 5, 2010, at Zoo Atlanta*!  This year’s theme of "Get
Outdoors! Teaching Locally, Connecting Globally" will feature hands-on
sessions on how to create outdoor teaching spaces, how to how to teach
outdoors, and how to use local resources to make connections to the larger

New this year, three speakers will give presentations in the Zoo Atlanta
auditorium. They include:
*  Daron Joffe AKA "Farmer D" of Farmer D Organics
*  Jerry Hightower, Outdoor Educator Extraordinaire from the Chattahoochee
River National Recreation Area
*  Dr. Joe Mendelson, Curator of Herpetology at Zoo Atlanta

The always popular "make and take" classes and post-symposium workshops will
also be offered. Other highlights will include informative exhibits prepared
by program providers and outdoor classroom experts, presentation of the
Outdoor Classroom Service Award, and endless opportunities for networking
and inspiration!

Educators may choose to earn one Professional Learning Unit (1 PLU) by
participating in the symposium as well as a post-symposium workshop on
Saturday, November 6.  Symposium registration will open by late August,

The Outdoor Classroom Council (OCC) is an initiative of the Environmental
Education Alliance of Georgia (EEA) and is comprised of a coalition of
organizations and individuals who share an interest in the design,
development, maintenance, use, and longevity of outdoor classrooms.  OCC
serves teachers, parents, principals, and community volunteers by
coordinating Georgia's annual Outdoor Classroom Symposium and providing
resource information at

Dr. Teri Hamlin
North Region Agriculture Education
Georgia Department of Education
204C Four Towers University of Georgia
Athens, Ga 30602
706-552-4461 / 706-540-0032
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