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 world.

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 also choose to extend their learning and earn a professional
learning unit (1 PLU) by participating in the "Our Shared Forests"
post-symposium workshop to be held 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM at the Zoo on
Saturday, November 6.   "Our Shared Forests" is a multi-cultural,
environmental education project featuring standards-based curriculum units
on ethnobotany, migratory birds and sustainable forests as well as family
science night kits.

See the full schedule<>of
sessions, workshops, and events.

*Online symposium registration is now open!  *Register by by  Friday,
October 29, 2010.

Complete Details /

*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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