We have assembled a collection of resources for educators. Check out various education programs, research and fact sheets, training and workshops, Georgia species and habitats, plus tree advocacy groups.

Educational Programs


TitleDescriptionDocument Type
Environmental Education in Georgia

Environmental Education Advances Quality Education, environmental education (EE) is a learning process that increases knowledge and awareness about the environment and develops skills that enable responsible decisions and actions that impact the environment.

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Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe. Learn more about creating a plan.

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Georgia Species Management & Conservation Programs

As one of six divisions within Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) is charged with conserving, enhancing and promoting Georgia’s wildlife resources, including game and nongame animals, fish and protected plants.

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Hazards of the Forest

Foresters and others who work outside and those who enjoy being in the outdoors are often confronted with hazards that can cause sickness, injury, or death. This booklet provides a brief description of those hazards to help you avoid an unpleasant encounter.

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Healthy Trees, Healthy Lives Research

Take care of the forest, and it will take care of you. As research is being conducted and becoming available, findings reinforce what much of the urban forestry community already knows — that trees have a positive impact on human health. Check out research on why Healthy Trees make Healthy Lives.

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Making the Shade Program

Get shaded playground areas for your elementary school with Making the Shade Program.

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NAAEE Guidelines for Excellence

The National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education, initiated by NAAEE in 1994, has developed a series of guidelines that set the standards for high-quality environmental education.

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National Arson Awareness Week

The U.S. Fire Administration provides resources to spread important messages in your community to prevent arson. Access resources.

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Native Trees of Georgia Book

Book showing illustrations of trees native to Georgia.

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North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE

We bring the brightest minds together to advance environmental literacy and civic engagement through the power of education to create a more sustainable future for all.

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Smokey Bear

Wildfire safety through educational programs in schools, civic club gatherings and other public events

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Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl Poster Contest

For students to demonstrate their understanding of wildfire prevention and basic environmental conservation principles through original drawings of Smokey Bear or Woodsy Owl. 1st through 5th grade students

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Smokey Bear Website

Visit the official Smokey Bear website for all types of resources on how to prevent wildfires, safe camp fires, and learn about the history of Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention campaign.

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Tree Campus K-12®

The Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus K-12® inspires collaboration between schools, students, and communities to facilitate experiences with trees as a learning tool.

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Classroom Resources


TitleDescriptionDocument Type
Destination Ag: Our Family Tree Farm

Literary resources for elementary-level readers providing an entertaining and unique look into Georgia’s agriculture industry and a deeper connection to the food and fiber products importance in our daily lives.

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Forest Fast Break Videos

Short videos to highlight important forestry-related topics.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB)

The mission of GPB is to create, produce and distribute high quality programs and services that educate, inform and entertain our audiences and enrich the quality of their lives.

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Hazards of the Forest

Foresters and others who work outside and those who enjoy being in the outdoors are often confronted with hazards that can cause sickness, injury, or death. This booklet provides a brief description of those hazards to help you avoid an unpleasant encounter.

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Native Trees of Georgia Book

Book showing illustrations of trees native to Georgia.

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Project Learning Tree – Activities for Families

Nature is a great teacher! Try these activity ideas from Project Learning Tree to connect the children in your life to the outdoors and nature.

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Student Worksheets

TitleDescriptionDocument Type
Add A Line Fire Safety

Add a line to discover objects threaten by fire and things that protect them.

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Animal Tracks Activity

Activity for discovering animal tracks around your home.

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Clean Water Connect The Dots

Learn about clean water while connecting the dots.

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Color by Number

Color by Number to make a forest scene

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Fire In The Forest

Learn about forest fires and prescribe burning.

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Forest Animals Word Scramble

Unscramble letters to discover forest animals.

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Forest Products Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt for forest product items around the house/yard.

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Fun in the Woods Coloring Sheet

Coloring sheet showing fun things to do in the woods.

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How To Plant A Tree

Instructions on how to plant a tree properly.

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Looking for Lunch Maze

Help the deer find his way thru the maze for food.

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Products From Trees Word Search

Discover products made from trees.

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Smokey BINGO

Mark items you find around your home or while traveling and try to get BINGO.

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Tree ID

Chart to help identify leaves found in the forest.

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Why Do Leaves Change Color?

Coloring sheet explaining what causes leaves to change color in the Fall.

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Research & Educational Fact Sheets


TitleDescriptionDocument Type
Cleaning our Air Fact Sheet

Did you know that Georgia’s 22 million acres of working forests provide clean air for you to breathe every day? Download fact sheet to learn more.

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Conserving Habitat for Georgia’s Wildlife Fact Sheet

Georgia is one of the most biologically diverse states in the nation, and working forests play a big role ensuring healthy wildlife habitats. Download fact sheet to learn more.

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Georgia Forestry Magazine

Georgia Forestry Magazine is published by HL Strategy in partnership with the Georgia Forestry Association and Georgia Forestry Commission. Together we are focused on telling the story of Georgia’s working forests, the landowners and producers who steward the land, and the manufacturers who are promoting innovative uses of wood.

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Georgia Species Fact Sheets

Review fact sheets on Georgia Species: Amphibians, Birds, Crayfish, Dragonflies, Mammals, Fishes, Mussels and Snails, Plants and Reptiles.

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Green Cities: Active Living

Recent research indicates that quality outdoor environments affect activity attitudes and behaviors. Urban greening contributes to more walkable places.

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Green Cities: Crime & Public Safety

This briefing summarizes the research findings on the relationship between urban vegetation and crimes, aggressive behavior, and safety.

Green Cities: Mental Health & Function

Both visual access and being within green space helps to restore the mind’s ability to focus. This can improve job and school performance, and help alleviate mental stress and illness.

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Green Cities: Place Attachment & Meaning

Place attachment and meaning are particularly relevant when considering issues of urban development and community-building. Attachment and meaning emerge from a variety of experiences and situations, and are often related to parks, green spaces, and natural areas. Learn more with this brief summary.

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Green Cities: Reduced Risk

Trees and vegetation can dampen ambient noise, improve air quality, cool over-heated urban centers, and be a food security solution.

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Green Cities: Safe Streets

his article surveys the research on roadside vegetation benefits, and the scientific evidence concerning city trees, and transportation safety.

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Green Cities: Social & Cultural Strengths

Urban green spaces can provide a neutral space within which people come together, social interactions occur (that include people from different backgrounds), and relationships or partnerships take form. Read this briefing for research studies.

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Green Cities: Work & Learning

Places that incorporate or are located near nature can help remedy mental fatigue and restore one’s ability to focus on tasks. The result can be better performance in the work place and classroom.

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Nature’s Water Filter Fact Sheet

Did you know working forests are the most significant factor affecting water quality and quantity in Georgia? Download fact sheet to learn more.

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Training & Workshops


TitleDescriptionDocument Type
eLearn Urban Forestry (eXtension Campus)

eLearn Urban Forestry is a distance-learning program for beginning urban foresters and allied professionals. These include foresters, natural resource planners, landscape architects, city officials and public works employees. (ISA credit and certificate of completion available)

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eLearn Urban Forestry (Southern Regional Extension Forestry)

eLearn Urban Forestry is a distance-learning program for beginning urban foresters and allied professionals. These include foresters, natural resource planners, landscape architects, city officials and public works employees. (ISA credit not available)

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Environmental Education in Georgia

Environmental Education Advances Quality Education, environmental education (EE) is a learning process that increases knowledge and awareness about the environment and develops skills that enable responsible decisions and actions that impact the environment.

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Georgia Project Learning Tree (PLT)

Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award-winning environmental education program designed for all educators working with students in Pre-K through 12th grade. review curriculums and more.

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Georgia Project WET

Project WET is Water Education for K-12 Teachers! Our goal is to promote awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources through classroom-ready teaching materials and educator workshops. Our Mission is to bring WATER EDUCATION to the world!

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Georgia Project WILD

Project WILD has been providing award winning, classroom tested, quality conservation education in Georgia, the U.S. and around the world for over 20 years. It is an environmental education program for students of all ages. This program is sponsored in Georgia by the Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division and the Georgia Chapter of the Safari Club International.

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GPB Virtual Leaning Journey: Georgia Forests

Take your students on an interactive journey through the working forests of Georgia to learn about forest ecosystems, food webs, and life cycles, as well as forestry management processes, career opportunities, and much more. Key concepts are presented through text, images, videos, 360º tours, and interactive elements.

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National Project Learning Tree (PLT)

Project Learning Tree is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12. View trainings, curriculums, family activities and more.

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People of Forestry Career Video Series

Career forestry videos from GFC.

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Teacher Conservation Workshop

Premier forestry, natural resources, and environmental education workshop for educators in Georgia

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Georgia Species & Habitats


TitleDescriptionDocument Type
Georgia Centennial Farms

The Georgia Centennial Farm Program was developed in 1993 to distinguish family farms that have contributed to preserving Georgia’s agricultural history by maintaining working farms for more than 100 years. The program has recognized over 530 farms around the state.

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Georgia Species Fact Sheets

Review fact sheets on Georgia Species: Amphibians, Birds, Crayfish, Dragonflies, Mammals, Fishes, Mussels and Snails, Plants and Reptiles.

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Georgia Species Management & Conservation Programs

As one of six divisions within Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) is charged with conserving, enhancing and promoting Georgia’s wildlife resources, including game and nongame animals, fish and protected plants.

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Habitats of Georgia

Georgia is a diverse state, with many habitats from coastal beaches to mountain hardwood forests. Check out information about the plants and animals of the habitats, the adaptations of species living there, and the environmental issues facing those habitats.

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