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February 2017

Fish Gotta Swim, Folks Gotta Eat

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Armstrong House,
447 Bull Street
Savannah, Georgia
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Help support Wilderness Southeast in their efforts to enrich science education in local schools.  Enjoy food and drink while browsing unique silent auction items provided by local businesses such as 24e. This event will help raise funds to support Fish Gotta Swim, a program that engages middle school students to learn about water quality in their own backyard.  It is hands-on science curriculum developed by Wilderness Southeast and gives practical, out-of- door and life experiences to public school students in this region that continually test below…

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NestWatch Workshop

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Atlanta Audubon Society,
4055 Roswell Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
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Whether in a nest box or birdhouse, in a nearby tree or shrub, along a fence row or in an old planter, the delicate and amazing nesting cycle of birds happens all around us. Collecting data about our breeding birds allows us to better understand population trends, the effects of habitat loss and climate change, as well as ways we can help our imperiled species. Join our Director of Conservation Adam Betuel as he outlines program NestWatch, a free nationwide…

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Next South – Sustainability Conference

February 24 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Georgia State University Student Center,
44 Courtland St SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Generation Green and the Georgia Conservancy present Next South – the largest conference in the Southeast dedicated to inspiring and empowering future leaders seeking careers in sustainability and corporate responsibility. Where: Georgia State University Student Center // Atlanta, GA A full day of speakers and panels featuring a who's who list of industry luminaries plus a career fair with top companies seeking talent for internship and career opportunities. EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION - $25 Registration to 2017 Next South includes: A full day…

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March 2017

Becoming a Better Birder

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fernbank Science Center

Join Georgann Schmalz for a 2-hour workshop to improve your skills and increase your enjoyment of birding. This class is a must for any new birder who feels somewhat overwhelmed by the skills of more advanced birders. Time will be spent learning good techniques of birding in the field and choosing good optics, books, and sound devices. Not only will participants develop key identification skills under Georgann’s expert guidance, they will also experience the satisfaction that better birding can yield.…

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Connect With Nature: Tour Guide Training at Heggie’s Rock Preserve

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Heggie’s Rock Preserve

There is no denying Heggie’s Rock is unusual. It happens to be one of the finest remaining examples of a Piedmont flat rock outcrop. But even that description doesn’t capture what it’s like to experience it in person. We need volunteer tour guides in order to share this amazing landscape with the public. Through online and in person training, learn all about The Nature Conservancy and Heggie’s Rock and how to lead a tour through this preserve that is noted…

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Banff Mountain Film Festival – World Tour

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - May 19 @ 5:00 pm
Ferst Center for the Arts,
349 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30332
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Double the movies, double the fun! Join REI and The Georgia Conservancy for the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour on March 18th and 19th at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center for the Arts. Banff Mountain Film Fest is the largest and most recognized name in adventure and environmental films - bringing together movie-goers from all 7 continents! Yes, even Antarctica! All proceeds from the screenings go to support the Georgia Conservancy's Stewardship Trips Program and Heartland Rivers of Georgia Paddle…

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16th Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference

March 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden,
1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States
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The 16th Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference, Connecting with Parks, will explore how parks and greenspaces bridge gaps between individuals, communities, political jurisdictions, and ecosystems to become places of regional importance. Whether a transportation corridor such as a green street, a linear park spanning several neighborhoods, or a network of parks designed to capture rainwater, our parks and greenspace serve a vitally important role in connecting us to the environment, to our neighborhoods, to commerce, and to each other.

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April 2017

Earth Day Corporate Green Day Challenge

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The 2017 Earth Day Corporate Green Day Challenge is a great way to engage employees in the environment, while helping to improve parks, plant gardens, remove litter from stream banks and build forest trails, among other projects. Become a sponsor to match your employees with volunteer projects that make a difference.

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Earth Day Water Symposium & Career Expo

April 13 @ 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Emory University

Join us this April as we focus on water issues at Earth Day Water Symposium & Career Expo uniting the corporate, university and environmental communities.The 2017 all-day event will be held at Emory University in partnership with Emory’s Career Center and office of Sustainability Initiatives. Attendees can choose to attend all day or select events of interest. Event Highlights: Career Expo 9:30-11:30am Showcasing volunteer, internship and employment opportunities for students and job seekers with EarthShare of Georgia Corporate Sustainers and member group organizations…

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Easter Open House at Broxton Rocks Preserve

April 16 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Broxton Rocks Preserve,
Douglas, georgia
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A roaring waterfall rushing over rock ledges, cave-like crevices and 30-foot-high cliffs aren’t what normally come to mind when you think about Georgia’s coastal plain, but Broxton Rocks Preserve isn’t just any place. Unique elements make it both a sought-after place to experience and a fragile environment in need of protection and conservation. What better place to fellowship with the community on Easter Sunday? Plant life abounds at Broxton Rocks Preserve, such as the green-fly orchids which grow on trees…

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