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Education Workshop

Attend a free workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to learn more about the following topics:

  • Orientation information on environmental education at UNG
  • Georgia's mountain treasures
  • Soil quality
  • Native tree species of Georgia & tree care
  • Invasive threats
  • Gardening & pollinators
  • Water quality and streambank restoration
  • Weather and climate effects on forest ecosystems of North Georgia.

Contact Information

Project Coordinator: Dr. Jamie Mitchem


EPA Grant #00D882218 

Sign Up and Register

Seats are limited, so register today!

If the event closes, you will be notified of a future date you can attend. It is not recommended for children below middle school age, and minors must have permission of parents to attend.

Dahlonega - Health and Natural Sciences Building, Room 147

  • April 17, 2021

Gainesville - Martha T. Nesbitt Building, Room 2201

  • April 10, 2021

Workshop activities


Attendees will go on a trail walk so dress appropriately for the weather.

On this trail walk, the group will:

  • Identify both native and invasive species through an introductory lecture by community partners
  • Research species type using mobile applications or online field guides on the iPad during the forest walk at the field lab workshop
  • Measure trees using calipers and assess tree health with a field lab demonstration
  • Have lunch, which will be provided
  • Record tree, soil, and water conditions on a GIS data collection app on the iPad during the field lab workshop
  • Test soil in proximity to selected trees for soil conditions necessary for optimum planting and tree maintenance during a field lab demonstration
  • Conduct test for water quality in streams located in forest areas
  • Promote sustainable practices for removing invasive threats


The theme for the Dahlonega workshop will be on gardening, tree health, and clean water.

At this workshop, the group will:

  • Learn how water quality is measured in streams located in forest areas
  • Learn more about water retention practices for your home garden
  • Promote sustainable practices for removing invasive threats and planting native trees in your landscape
  • Have lunch, which will be provided
  • Learn about pollinators for your garden
  • Create your own container garden to take home with you

Archived Workshop Programs (PDFs)

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