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Community Workshops

The Terrific Trees program includes community workshops and presentations on the benefits of trees with hands-on tree planting and care demonstrations for realtors, developers and homeowners. Workshops may be scheduled for homeowner or neighborhood association groups focusing on the advantages of trees in raising property values, reducing energy costs, and providing visual screens. Outreach presentations for garden clubs, civic groups, and other community organizations may also be scheduled.

Teacher Workshops
Teacher workshops are scheduled throughout the year. The workshops currently offered include:

*Project Learning Tree
The national and state-approved environmental education curriculum of the American Forest Foundation and the Council for Environmental Education, grades K-12.

*Waste in Place
The national and state-approved solid waste curriculum developed by Keep America Beautiful, grades K-6.

*Project Wet
The national and state-approved water quality education curriculum of The Watercourse and the Council for Environmental Education, grades K-12.

*Terrific Trees
Workshops include the Project Learning Tree curriculum with hands-on tree planting and care demonstrations.

The above workshops offer teachers the curriculum and an educator's certificate for teaching activities to students. Staff development credit towards teacher re-certification may be arranged through 10-hour workshops offered on several consecutive weekday afternoons, but must be coordinated through the Curriculum Support teacher at each school. The Terrific Trees workshop is an example of a 10-hour workshop that includes the Project Learning Tree curriculum and additional related activities.
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EverGreen Schools
A partnership with the City of Roswell and City of Alpharetta, EverGreen Schools provides support and assistance to North Fulton public and private schools in organizing environmental education programs and projects. Networking meetings, an online newsletter and site visits help teachers, PTA volunteers and school administrators in developing and implementing programs such as:
  • School recycling
  • Outdoor classrooms
  • Nature trails
Tree planting education through our Terrific Trees Arbor Day program Water quality education programs such as Project WET, River of Words or Adopt-A-Stream For more information on EverGreen School programs, go to the City of Roswell web site at: You can read the latest issue of EverGreen News and download an EverGreen School application. EverGreen School networking meetings for teachers, PTA volunteers, and student club presidents are scheduled throughout the school year.
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Outreach Programs
Student Outreach Programs

Sample student outreach activities may be scheduled for a 45-50 minute class period for grades K-8 and include: Waste in Place: "What's in My Trash Can" and "Garbage Pizza" Project Learning Tree: "Tree Factory" and "Every Tree for Itself" Project Wet: "Sum of the Parts", "H2O Olympics", and "A Drop in the Bucket" River of Words: an international art and poetry contest for students Scout Programs: Tours of the recycling center can help meet patch or badge requirements.

Environmental Education Resources

A video lending library, pamphlets, posters, and other environmental education resources are available for teachers and the general public. Resource topics include litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling, water quality, and urban forestry. Materials are available in the Barbara Mason Environmental Education Resource Room, located in the Keep Sandy Springs-North Fulton Beautiful offices at 470 Morgan Falls Road.
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