Exceptional Environmental Education

Join us at the Georgia State Botanical Garden in Athens, GA for a full day of hands-on activies to improve your nature program.


Inexpensive and effective activities that will help your program blossom!

Featured Speaker

Dr. Nick Fuhrman

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Dr. Fuhrman is an Associate Professor in the Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication Department in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia.  Also known as “Ranger Nick,” Dr. Fuhrman's professional background is in environmental education.  At the University of Georgia, Dr. Fuhrman is a Program Evaluation Specialist and works with Extension professionals in the evaluation of their programs. He also enjoys teaching courses in Program Development and Program Evaluation as well as mentoring students.  He worked as an Environmental Interpreter and Naturalist for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources for seven years using injured, non-releasable birds of prey and reptiles as teaching tools in outreach presentations throughout the mid Atlantic. 


The State Botanical Garden of Georgia botgarden.uga.edu

2450 S. Milledge Avenue Athens, GA 30605

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Schedule at a glance

Friday, October 27, 2017

9:00 a.m. Meet at the entrance to the Georgia State Botanical Garden

9:30 a.m. Tour the gardens and "dig in" with great new nature program ideas

12:00 p.m. Included lunch

1:00 p.m. Outdoor Education lecture by Dr. Nick Furman

2:00 p.m. Roundtable discussions and idea exchange

3:00 p.m. More hands-on activites

4:00 p.m. Adjourn

National Environmental Education Foundation

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