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Education Workshop

Attend a free workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 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. Allison Bailey


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.

Gainesville - Tumbling Creek

  • February 29, 2020
  • May 16, 2020

Dahlonega - Hurricane Creek

  • April 25, 2020

Workshop activities

Attendees will go on a trail walk so dress appropriately for the weather. The walk will be lead by principal investigator Dr. Bailey and co-principal investigator Dr. Mitchem.

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

Archived Workshop Programs (PDFs)

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