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February 2017

TEDxUGA 2017 Spectrum: Register Now!

February 16 @ 12:00 am - March 1 @ 11:59 pm
The Classic Center, 300 N Thomas St
Athens,GA30601United States
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Join the University of Georgia for the fifth annual TEDxUGA! TEDxUGA 2017: Spectrum will explore the full spectrum of ideas that exists within the University of Georgia. Join us on March 24th for a celebration of stories, experiences, and ideas worth spreading. Registration opens Thursday, February 16th at 8am. There are limited seats available so be sure to register early! Registrations are $15, non-transferrable and non-refundable. You may register yourself plus one guest. At the time of registration, a name…

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TIREd of Trash Tire Amnesty Week

February 20 @ 7:30 am - February 25 @ 3:00 pm
Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful, 725 Hancock Industrial Way
Athens,GA30605United States
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Tires don’t belong in our streams and woods or even in your backyard. Bring your tires (without rims) to the ACC Landfill. There will be no fee for disposal during the KACCB TIREd of Trash Amnesty Week! Only passenger vehicle tires without rims will be accepted for free. There is a six-tire limit. Sponsored by Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful

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Next South – Sustainability Conference

February 24 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Georgia State University Student Center, 44 Courtland St SE
Atlanta,GA30303United States
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Generation Green and the Georgia Conservancy present Next South – the largest conference in the Southeast dedicated to inspiring and empowering future leaders seeking careers in sustainability and corporate responsibility. Where: Georgia State University Student Center // Atlanta, GA The Expo will take place in the Senate salon of the GSU Student Center (101 Piedmont Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30303). A full day of speakers and panels featuring a who's who list of industry luminaries plus a career fair with…

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Satilla River Paddle

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - February 26 @ 3:00 pm

Join the Georgia Conservancy, Satilla Riverkeeper, Georgia Canoeing Association, Three Rivers Outdoors, and Southeast Adventure Outfitters for a weekend paddle on one of the most beautiful blackwater rivers in Georgia - the majestic Satilla. The Satilla River is a delightful blackwater stream that arises on the coastal plain. Its waters are clear and dark, and much of the riverbed is clean white sand. The Satilla originates in Ben Hill and Coffee counties at an elevation of only 350 feet, and…

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FACS Alumni Awards Luncheon

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, 1197 S Lumpkin St
Athens,GA30602United States
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Come celebrate fellow FACS alumni and friends at our 40th Annual Alumni Awards Luncheon. We are excited to induct University Professor Dr. Zo Stoneman into the FACS Honor Hall of Recognition. Since arriving at UGA in 1976, her grants total $22 million, she authored 135 publications and received the Heart of Gold Award from the AADD, All About Developmental Disabilities. All of our 2017 honorees and nominees continue the proud FACS tradition of providing life-changing opportunities for students, removing barriers…

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Animal Voices Film Festival: A Dog Named Gucci

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zell B. Miller Learning Center, 48 Baxter Street
Athens,GA30602United States
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February 27, 7:00 pm Miller Learning Center room 148 A DOG NAMED GUCCI is the story of an abused puppy and the brave man who came to his rescue. But for Doug James saving Gucci was just the beginning. Together they would forge a forever bond of devotion and perseverance and work to change the non-existent animal cruelty laws in their home state of Alabama, making domestic animal abuse a felony and proving that justice is a dog's best friend.…

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Shades of Difference: A Conversation on Colorism

February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
SSW Student Lounge, 279 Williams Street
Athens,GA30602United States
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March 2017

ACC Recycling Facility Tour

March 1 @ 3:10 pm - 4:30 pm
Athens-Clarke County Recycling Division, 725 Hancock Industrial Way
Athens,GA30605United States
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Join Bag the Bag as we take a look behind-the-scenes of what it takes to recycle all of Athens-Clarke County's recyclables. Learn the do's and don'ts of recycling and ways to reduce your own waste production. The tour starts at 3:30, but we will meet to carpool at 3:10 in the W06 lot next to Bolton Dining Hall (entrance is on Lumpkin). Feel free to also meet us directly at the Recycling Center. We also know many of you might…

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Lecture: Thomas Rainer

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Jackson Street Building Room 123 Contact: Maureen O'Brien 542-8972 Thomas Rainer, UGA alumnus, landscape architect and author, will lecture on sustainable planting design titled "Planting in a Post-Wild World."

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Community Engagement Summer Internship Program

March 3 @ 12:00 pm
Athens, Athens,GAUnited States + Google Map

This summer, the Center for Leadership and Service is partnering with six local organizations in Athens to provide internships for eight UGA students. The internship program provides UGA students the opportunity to cultivate skills and gain knowledge about non-profit and community engagement work, while making a positive impact in Athens. Internship host organizations were intentionally selected as model programs that all address the issue of summer learning loss in unique ways. Through this experience, student participants have the opportunity to…

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Coastal Stewards Program: Coastal Birding

March 3 @ 5:00 pm - March 4 @ 8:00 pm

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant invite you to attend Coastal Birding, a workshop offered as part of the Coastal Stewards Program. Designed for both first time birders and experienced birders, participants in this workshop will build species identification skills, venture into the estuary and beaches for bird watching and connect recreational birding activities with citizen science and conservation. Date: March 3, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. March 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Cost: $100 Contact: Kayla Clark, kayla270@uga.edu or…

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Net Impact Local: Georgia Tech

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 6:45 pm
Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business MBA Program, 800 W Peachtree St NW, Ste 302
Atlanta,GA30308United States
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Net Impact Local: Georgia Tech is a one-day conference for those who are interested and passionate about making a lasting social and environmental impact. The conference is hosted by the Georgia Tech Scheller MBA Net Impact chapter, in collaboration with the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (ILE), and the Cecil B. Day Program for Business Ethics. This one-day conference is open to the public. Join us for inspiring keynote speakers, panel discussions…

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Net Impact Local: Georgia Tech Conference

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business MBA Program, 800 W Peachtree St NW, Ste 302
Atlanta,GA30308United States
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Net Impact Local: Georgia Tech is a one-day conference for those who are interested and passionate about making a lasting social and environmental impact. The conference is hosted by the Georgia Tech Scheller MBA Net Impact chapter, in collaboration with the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (ILE), and the Cecil B. Day Program for Business Ethics. This one-day conference is open to the public. Join us for inspiring keynote speakers, panel discussions…

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Tree Planting for the Managed Forest

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sandy Creek Nature Center, 205 Old Commerce Rd
Athens,GA30607United States
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As we continue work on the managed forest, we need help replanting trees. No experience is necessary and we'll provide all of the tools. Wear sturdy shoes and be ready to work outside. Families are welcome. Come for a while or help all day long. We will provide some snacks/refreshments for workers. Be part of a forest plan for the future.

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5th Annual Athens Area Black History Bowl

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Morton Theatre, 195 W Washington St
Athens,GA30601-2752United States
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Lectures by: Shirley Sherrod, Farmers' Rights Activist and Former USDA State Director Michael L Thurmond, Author/Historian, and Dekalb County CEO Music & Youth Recitals Award Ceremony Film Screening: "The Arc of Justice" Book Signing: "The Courage to Hope: How I Stood Up to the Politics of Fear" by Shirley Sherrod Reception immediately following the program at First AME Church Fellowship Hall Parking recommendation: Deck @ 125 Washington St Free admission with ticket once tickets become available. More information to follow.

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Oyster Roast for the Coast

March 4 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Grove Point Plantation Savannah, Ga., Savannah,GA31419United States + Google Map

Oysters, beer, bluegrass and BBQ - it dosen't get any better. The Georgia Conservancy's biggest coastal event is just around the corner! Join us, along with hundreds of our closest friends and newest supporters, on March 4th in Savannah for a celebration of Georgia's unrivaled coast! Our annual Oyster Roast will feature all-you-can-enjoy oysters and clams from Sapelo Sea Farms, delicious BBQ from Erica Russo Davis Low Country Catering, SweetWater Brewing Company beer and live bluegrass from Savannah's own City…

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Scope Studies: Plankton and Dock Organisms

Join us at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium for an in-depth look at the unique communities of invertebrate animals that live in the Skidaway River. Participants can learn about the fascinating organisms that drift in our coastal waters and those that settle on our boats. On the floating dock, you'll learn how to use water quality instruments to determine the salinity and temperature of the river. The program also includes pulling in a plankton net filled with microscopic…

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Founder’s Day Proclamation

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, 489 Prince Ave.
Athens,GA30601United States
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On the morning of March 16, the community will come together on ACHF’s 50th birthday for a catered reception where the preservation movement began – at the Church-Waddel-Brumby House (now the Athens Welcome Center). A special History of Preservation Tour will debut at this event.

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Classroom Observations Workshop

March 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In this session, participants will learn about classroom observation protocol and practice using the protocol, allowing the opportunity to consider the benefits and challenges of observation protocols as data collection tools. The speaker will be Tessa Andrews of UGA Genetics. SEER Center Spring Workshop Series sponsors: CIRTL (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, & Learning) SEER (Scientists Engaged in Education Research) Center

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President’s Interdisciplinary Seed Grant Program

March 17

Program Description In his 2017 State of the University Address, President Morehead announced a new internal seed grant program for interdisciplinary proposals addressing any of the following grand challenges: ·         Enhancing Global Health and Well-Being ·         Ensuring Safe Food and Water ·         Promoting Cyber, Domestic, and Global Security ·         Engineering Environmental Sustainability and Resiliency ·         Building Vital and Prosperous Communities   Up to $1 million dollars will be made available to support cross-disciplinary teams of UGA faculty, possibly working with…

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Banff Mountain Film Festival – World Tour

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - March 19 @ 5:00 pm
Ferst Center for the Arts, 349 Ferst Dr NW
Atlanta,GA30318United States
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Double the movies, double the fun! Join REI and The Georgia Conservancy for the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour on March 18th and 19th at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center for the Arts. Banff Mountain Film Fest is the largest and most recognized name in adventure and environmental films - bringing together movie-goers from all 7 continents! Yes, even Antarctica! All proceeds from the screenings go to support the Georgia Conservancy's Stewardship Trips Program and Heartland Rivers of Georgia Paddle…

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3rd Annual School Lunch Challenge

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Whitehead Road Elementary School, 500 Whitehead Rd
Athens,GA30606United States
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Join us for the 2017 School Lunch Challenge -- a fun, educational event engaging the Athens community with the past, present, and future of the National School Lunch Program! The centerpiece of this event is a cooking competition which invites participating teams, advised by members of the Clarke County School District (CCSD), to create dishes in accordance with USDA guidelines for the National School Lunch Program. Attendees will be invited to sample these dishes. A panel of student judges drawn…

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IRIS 2017: Integrative Research & Ideas Symposium

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tate Center, Athens,GA30602United States + Google Map

IRIS is a regional interdisciplinary research conference, supported by the Graduate-Professional Student Association, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and an assortment of private and corporate partners. IRIS 2017 will: 1) Promote interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue, 2) Provide integrative professional development opportunities. 3) Foster research grant co-application and enhance knowledge of funding opportunities. 4) Give recognition to innovative and impactful new research. 5) Create an interdisciplinary, stimulating, and highly interactive environment for research-based presentations. Get all the information…

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Sustainable Food Systems Initiative Seminar

March 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Conner Hall Room 307, 147 Cedar Street
Athens,Georgia30602
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Monday, March 20, 2017 Conner Hall Room #307   Dr. Andrew Paterson UGA - Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory “Perennially: Potential and Challenges for Future Sustainable Crop Production.”

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Altamaha Paddle & Tent Revival

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - March 26 @ 4:00 pm
Altamaha Regional Park, 1605 Altamaha Park Rd
Brunswick,GA31525-5729United States
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Join the Georgia Conservancy’s Heartland Rivers of Georgia Paddle Series as we explore the lower Altamaha on March 24-26, introducing first-time visitors to one of Georgia’s greatest treasures and welcoming returning paddlers to the annual paddling and camping adventure! The Altamaha River Paddle will also play host on Friday night to the first of our three 50th Anniversary Tent Revivals (more details below). Known as Georgia’s “Little Amazon,” the Altamaha is a mighty river. It drains the second largest watershed…

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March For Meals 5K

March 25 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Athens Community Council on Aging, 135 Hoyt Street
Athens,Georgia30601
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Why March for Meals? Many people don’t know that 1 in 5 older adults in our community are at risk of hunger. Our goal is to bring awareness to and work to end Senior Hunger by 2020. Proceeds from March for Meals support ACCA’s Meals on Wheels program in serving over 1500 meals each week in both Clarke and Barrow Counties. Just one registration can provide an older adult one week of Meals on Wheels services! How do I Register?…

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Odum School of Ecology Sensor- Building Workshop

March 25 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, 140 E Green St
Athens,GA30602United States
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To support sensor construction, we plan to have a one-day sensor building workshop for faculty and graduate students interested in learning how to build and program sensors for research application. We are hoping to create an on-campus community for researchers that are building and deploying these sensors. The idea is that the sensor-network community members will be able to support one another in trouble-shooting and in network development and maintenance. We plan to limit the number of workshop participants to…

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5th Annual Small Dreams Fun Run Toward Sustainability

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 S. Milledge Ave.
Athens,GA30605United States
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Saturday March 25, 9:00 AM State Botanical Garden of Georgia To register, please visit:  http://smalldreamsfoundation.org/events/5thrun/ The 5th Annual Fun Run Toward Sustainability is a 5K within the State Botanical Garden of Georgia campus in Athens, GA.  Proceeds from the race will go towards the Small Dreams Foundation, UGA Office of Sustainability and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Space is very limited, with only 200 available slots for runners/walkers. The Fun Run celebration of sustainable communities and environmental health.  Green…

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2017 Athens Land Trust Conservation Oyster Roast

March 26 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Portico Study Center, 5740 Hwy 186
Good Hope,GA30641United States
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The Upcountry Oyster Roast, held along the Apalachee River, celebrates our partnerships with landowners statewide who are working with ALT to protect 14,457 acres of forest, farmland, river corridors and wetlands, historic sites, and public recreation areas in 30 counties and 9 of Georgia’s 14 river basins. Guests will enjoy oysters and clams from Sapelo Sea Farms on the Georgia coast, along with beer, wine, farm-fresh foods and desserts. Fresh air, live music and a short walk to the river…

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Quantitative Methods

March 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Participants will be presented with research questions from actual studies and asked to design the quantitative data collection plan. Participants will then discuss the design and analysis issues involved given the nature of the data and context. The speaker will be Jennifer Kaplan of UGA Statistics. Seer Center Spring Workshop Series sponsors: CIRTL (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, & Learning) SEER (Scientists Engaged in Education Research) Cent

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April 2017

50th Anniversary Family Reunion & 5k/10k

April 1 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mount Vernon Rd
Lithia Springs,GA30122United States
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We're getting the family back together! On April 1st, the Georgia Conservancy invites you to our 50th Anniversary Family Reunion and Celebration at Sweetwater Creek State Park. Join us for a day of outdoor recreation, education, and all-around-fun for Georgia Conservancy members, friends and those who have just heard of the work that we do. Thanks to REI and Georgia State Parks, we will host a 5k / 10k, activities, games and free hourly afternoon hikes. The theme for our…

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Spring on the Satilla

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - April 2 @ 3:00 pm
Satilla Lodge, Kingsland,GA31548United States + Google Map

Join Georgia River Network and Satilla Riverkeeper for Spring on the Satilla April 1st-2nd! Spring on the Satilla is the ultimate south Georgia river adventure. In early April while north Georgia is just emerging from the winter doldrums, the Satilla River in far southeast Georgia will be brimming with life! On Friday, March 31st, drop your boat at our initial launch site and set up your camp at Satilla Lodge on the bank of the Satilla River. Our first dinner…

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Meet the American Legion Building

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - April 2 @ 3:00 pm
Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, 489 Prince Ave.
Athens,GA30601United States
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On the first weekend of April (HOA’s traditional work weekend), in celebration of Hands On Athens, the ACHF Board of Trustees and the congregation of Greater Bethel A.M.E. will undertake a clean-up (and possible landscaping) at the site of the historic American Legion Building on Magnolia Drive. **NOTE: TIME AND DAY IS STILL SUBJECT TO CHANGE** Comelearn about efforts to stabilize this historic community building, meet the neighbors, and learn about the role the American Legion center has played in…

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Ochlockonee River Paddle

April 7 @ 4:00 pm - April 9 @ 3:00 pm
Thomasville, GA, Thomasville,GAUnited States + Google Map

Pack up your paddles, we are headed to deep southwest Georgia to explore the relatively uncharted waters of one of Georgia’s most mysterious rivers. Join the Georgia Conservancy, Georgia Canoeing Association, Sweet Grass Dairy, and Chuck Winchester on April 7-9 for a paddle on the Ochlockonee River near Thomasville, GA. The paddle will start at the boat ramp off Egg and Butter Road and explore the blackwater swamp features of the Ochlockonee River. We will paddle approx. 6 miles exploring…

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Plantapalooza 2017

April 8 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA, 2450 S Milledge Ave
Athens,GA30605United States
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Join us for #Plantapalooza, a collaborative event held with the UGA Trial Gardens and Horticulture Club. Last year the State Botanical Garden alone sold over 8,000 plants. We'll have plenty to choose from, including vegetable plants, shrubs, tropicals, native plants and much more. Friends of the Garden can come to the preview sale on April 7 from 5-7pm. Update: The Horticulture Club (UGA) sale will run for two weekends from March 31 to April 9. For details: Horticulture Club Spring…

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2017 International Street Festival

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Department of International Student Life for the 2017 International Street Festival! The International Street Festival (also known as ISF or Street Fest) was created in 1999 and is an annual event that promotes internationalization and cultural awareness within the Athens community. The Festival is student and family friendly and boasts an attendance of 3,000 – 5,000 visitors each year. Various UGA student groups and community organizations host exciting cultural displays and performances throughout the Festival, which occurs in…

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Spring Fun-N-Friends

April 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the historic treasures of Wintervillw during ACHF's annual Spring Fun-N-Friends! The Fun-n-Friends are twice yearly membership events featuring a local historic property and an associated program. Properties are sometimes recent winners of an ACHF preservation award; other times, property owners offer us a sneak peek before they start a major rehabilitation. Members are encouraged to bring non-members.

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Theoretical Frameworks in Educational Research in STEM

April 12 @ 3:20 pm - 5:20 pm

In this session, participants will look at data through three different theoretical frameworks. By the end of the session, participants should recognize the importance of theoretical frameworks and how they influence the analysis of data. The speaker will be Julie Luft of UGA Mathematics and Science Education. SEER Center Spring Workshop Series sponsors: CIRTL (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, & Learning) SEER (Scientists Engaged in Education Research) Center

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Sustainable Food Systems Initiative

April 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Conner Hall Room 307, 147 Cedar Street
Athens,Georgia30602
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Monday, April 17, 2017 Conner Hall Room #307   Dr. Jenn Thompson UGA - Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences “‘It’s more than food. It’s life.’: Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges Facing Farm to School.”

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South by South Milledge Festival

April 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UGArden Lower Barn, 2500 S. Milledge Avenue
Athens,GA30601United States
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A spring festival to celebrate Earth day at the farm! There is food, music, organizations tabling, and other activities. Cost: $3 (typically, not confirmed)

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2017 Georgia Water Resources Conference

April 19 @ 8:00 am - April 20 @ 5:00 pm
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education, 1197 South Lumpkin Street
Athesn,GA30602-3603United States
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The 2017 Georgia Water Resources Conference, a biennial conference that brings together scientists, policy makers, students, and a broad range of stakeholders to discuss and learn about Georgia’s water resources, will be held at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education, in Athens, GA. The theme of the 2017 GWRC is “Prosperity through Resilience and Restoration”, and will investigate the many ways in which our water resources and effective management of them are critical to our state’s economic, ecological,…

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Alive! Expo

April 22 @ 10:00 am - April 23 @ 6:00 pm
Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Pkwy SE
Atlanta,GA30339United States
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Alive! Expo is "The Natural Products & Green Living" consumer event. Every year Alive! Expo brings together local and national companies that specialize in natural and organic products, natural and organic foods, environmental, Green and Eco products for the home, pets, and the whole family, recyclable products, naturopathic & alternative practitioners, chiropractors, vitamins and supplements, as well as health food retailers and community non-profit organizations. At the expo, companies showcase information about their products and services to thousands of individuals…

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May 2017

Trash to Treasure Sale

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - May 6 @ 12:00 pm
Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful, 725 Hancock Industrial Way
Athens,GA30605United States
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The Trash 2 Treasure sale is coming up again! This unique yard sale saves items from the landfill and gives them a second chance. Come find housewares, furniture, art, toys, and unique items. All proceeds from this sale benefit the community beautification projects of Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful. Watch for more details as the sale gets closer!

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Spring 2017 Faculty Workshop: Integrating Sustainability into Curricula

May 9

UGA faculty from all disciplines are invited to participate in the 6th Annual Faculty Development Workshop,Integration of Sustainability Across the Curriculum, focused on integrating sustainability into the curriculum on May 9th, 2017. This one-day faculty-led workshop will provide inspiration, strategies, and examples for engaging students to prepare them to address the challenges of sustainability in their professional, civic, and personal lives, regardless of discipline. The workshop provides opportunities for cross-disciplinary interaction, definitions and examples of sustainability education, discussion of learning outcomes…

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Annual Historic Preservation Awards

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Morton Theatre, 195 W Washington St
Athens,GA30601-2752United States
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Part of ACHF's mission is to increase awareness of the value of historic resources to the Athens community. The annual awards play an important role in fulfilling that mission by highlighting the projects and, more importantly, the people behind them, that keep Athens-Clarke County's historic fabric vibrant. The program starts at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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June 2017

Athens in 1967: From the Special Collections Vault

June 5 @ 9:00 am - June 18 @ 6:00 pm
Richard B. Russell Jr. Special Collections Libraries Building, 300 S Hull Street
Athens,GA30602United States
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What was Athens like in 1967, the year of ACHF's founding? This exhibit seeks to uncover the history, people, emotions and other artifacts from the late 1960s in Athens, Georgia. While 1967 was the founding year of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, the era was one of tension and strife not just in Athens but across the country. Using resources from the UGA Special Collections Libraries, this exhibit will bring to light items and artifacts from the era, on the occasion…

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