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September 2017

Kids Day at the Oconee Farmers Market

September 23 @ 9:00 am - November 11 @ 1:00 pm
Oconee Farmers Market, 23 n Main Street
Watkinsville,GA30677United States
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Join us at the Oconee Farmers Market for Kids Day! Oconee County 4-Hers will be present to offer face painting, balloon animals, bracelets, and other fun crafts for kids! Bring your family to the market for a day of family fun, fresh market produce, and live music!

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October 2017

Building Connections

October 4 @ 5:30 pm - October 25 @ 7:30 pm
State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA, 2450 S Milledge Ave
Athens,GA30605United States
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Building Connections is an 8 week Pathway to developing a deeper sense of the natural world held on Tuesday evenings in the gardens and classroom of the State Botanical Gardens. This series is about coming to understand the world beyond the humans around us. If we want to continue to depend on our planet we have to learn about it - understand it - become friends with it - even the species we think we do not like. We need…

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Cell and Inkjet Drive 2017

October 12 @ 8:00 am - December 15 @ 5:00 pm
Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful, 725 Hancock Industrial Way
Athens,GA30605United States
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Are your old cell phones, inkjets, and small electronics piling up? Or have you, (gasp!), been throwing them away? Celebrate America Recycles Day by bringing your cell phones, inkjets, and small electronic devices to Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful to raise funds for community beautification projects and programs. You can clean up your space and raise money for KACCB’s community beautification programs by: - Dropping off your items at the CHaRM (1005 College Avenue) Mondays and Wednesdays Noon to 7 PM…

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Fix Your Own Bike + Open House

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - October 26 @ 8:30 pm
BikeAthens, 1075 W. Broad Street, PO Box 344
Athens,GA30606United States
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Every Thursday in BIKE-TOBER Y’all know we open our doors to volunteers 4 days-a-week, plus #FYOB on Thursdays. This October, we are extending the invitation and opening our doors to everyone! No bike or volunteering required! Every Thursday in October, in addition to #FYOB, we are also inviting y’all to visit us for our BikeAthens Open House. Want to learn our secret short cuts? Swing by and we’ll talk maps and routes. Interested to hear more about Athens in Motion…

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Athens Farmers Market – Bishop Park

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Music: Random Acts: The Murder Mystery Company - Halloweed Show! All the vendors you know and love will be there, too!

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Athens Farmers Market – Bishop Park

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Music TBA All the vendors you know and love will be there, too!

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Bird Speak: An Introduction to Bird Language

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA, 2450 S Milledge Ave
Athens,GA30605United States
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So, you have been birding for while and know who is who at your bird feeder. You can cull out whether the bird you are hearing is a wren or a cardinal. Maybe you are excited because your yearly Wood Thrush has shown up singing its flute like song to the winds – And now, you are curious to know more.. Bird sounds are a deep and continuous conversation happening around you that every wild critter in your neighborhood is…

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Brew School: Fluid Dynamics

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
1000 Faces Coffee, 585 Barber St
Athens,GA30601United States
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EVENT IS NOW FULL! It's time for another Brew School! This educational series is all about bringing forward good coffee education and making good coffee more accessible to all. One each month for a total of 12 in 2017! This event will take brewing back to its roots. Unless you like your coffee really dirty you’ve found a way to filter out your grounds. Filters can produce cups that are clean or full-bodied cups, rich and oily or clear, and…

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Scary Oozy Slimy Day

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sandy Creek Nature Center, 205 Old Commerce Rd.
Athens,GA30607United States
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Forests can seem like a scary place at night when the lights are dim and the shadows are long. Animals are hooting and screeching. Find out what may be hiding in the dark to discover the forest is not such a scary place. Games, crafts, live animal encounters and activities in the dark. The Taqueria 1785 Food Truck will be on site selling tasty snack, dinner and dessert options. They accept cash and cards. October 21, 2017 5-8pm $3/ACC residents,…

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Biscuits + Coffee Love

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
1000 Faces Coffee, 585 Barber St
Athens,GA30601United States
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BISCUITS & COFFEE LOVE is a fundraiser series by 1000 Faces Coffee & Farm Cart. Held at 1000 Faces once per month on select Sundays from 9am to 1pm. 10% of proceeds go to a local cause we are passionate about supporting. This fundraiser series in support of local non-profits is as easy as 1,2,3: 1) Eat a delicious Farm Cart biscuit! 2) Drink some tasty coffee! 3) Support a critical cause! This month we're proud to support the work…

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Topics In STEMinism: Webinar 4

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Be sure not the miss the finale of this spectacular webinar series! "Exploring Critical and/or Feminist STEM Teaching and Research" will introduce some of the possibilities of critical and feminist pedagogies in STEM teaching and research for those new to these approaches. Attention will be given to discuss the value of these approaches, as well as potential barriers.

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Idea Lab Mini Grants Info Session

October 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Stop by ICE to find out more about the Idea Lab Mini Grants. Share project ideas, look for collaborators, and ask questions. Idea Lab is a UGA student organization committed to providing an open, interdisciplinary platform for engagement in arts. UGA students from all disciplines are invited to apply for funding up to $500 to support new creative and collaborative projects. Special consideration will be given to projects with themes about, by, or for marginalized populations.

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Kindfest

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Myers Quad Athens,GA30602United States + Google Map

Kindfest is a festival of kindness with 5 live musicians, opportunities for acts of kindness, and multiple like-minded organizations like Nedza's Waffles and the Athens Humane Society. We graciously thank our sponsor UGA's Office of Sustainability for helping us make this incredible event happen.

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Athens Farmers Market – Downtown

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Music: TBA All the vendors you know and love will be there, too!

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Introductory Community Rights Workshop

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 S. Milledge Ave.
Athens,GA30605United States
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Paul Cienfuegos will lead a workshop introducing the strategies and history of the Community Rights Movement to Athens, GA. The Community Rights Movement works to dismantle corporate constitutional "rights" and to assert the people's inherent right to govern themselves and nature's inherent right to thrive.

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Hallowmarine Hike

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We’re getting into the spirit of Halloween with a night hike on the Jay Wolf Nature Trail at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium. Marine educators will teach participants about animals that venture out after the sun goes down while listening for owls, insects, frogs, and other night noises. Participants may even spot deer or bats during the hike. This program is open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Time: 7 – 8 p.m. Cost:…

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Movie & Chat

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Meet The LGBT Resource Center Ambassadors for a movie, community, and conversation.

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Speaker: Jenny Brown, “More Than Meats the Eye” at UGA

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zell B. Miller Learning Center, 48 Baxter Street
Athens,GA30602United States
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Jenny Brown, author, activist, and co-founder of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, speaking on "More Than Meats the Eye" Wednesday, October 25, 7:30pm UGA Miller Learning Center, Room 150 Free - open to the public Jenny Brown is a longtime animal rights advocate and Co-Founder of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary in High Falls, New York--one of the country’s most recognized and respected sanctuaries for farmed animals. She previously worked in film and television until she went undercover in Texas to film farmed animal…

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Idea Lab Mini Grants Call for Proposals

October 26

Idea Lab is a UGA student organization committed to providing an open, interdisciplinary platform for engagement in arts. UGA students from all disciplines are invited to apply for funding up to $500 to support new creative and collaborative projects. Special consideration will be given to projects with themes about, by, or for marginalized populations. Grant proposals should be sent via email to: ice@ideasforcreativeexploration.com Please include the following information: - Title and brief description of proposed project (500 word maximum) -…

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WiSci Fundraiser and Community Involvement Event

October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Little Kings Shuffle Club, 223 W Hancock Ave
Athens,GA30601United States
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Come to the Women in Science event of the season! Enjoy drinks, company, and a silent auction featuring local businesses and artists, with all the money going to a GREAT cause! All money raised will benefit WiSci's "Females First" Grant, a fund set up to help female scientists here at UGA afford the cost of childcare during scientific conferences. Entertainment during the event will include a fashion show that features WiSci members demonstrating what a scientists REALLY looks like, both…

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Green Cup Challenge Final Competition

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tate Student Center, 45 Baxter St
Athens,GA30602United States
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Come help us celebrate another great end to UGA's Annual Green Cup Challange--a challenge in which five of UGA's residential halls have been competing against one another over the past month to reduce water and energy usage. Don't miss out on delicious food, great organizations, live music, and the announcement of our 2016 Green Cup Challenge Winner!! Hope to see you there! #UGAGreenCup Check out the band that will be performing, Check the Signs, at their page below: https://www.facebook.com/CheckTheSigns/?fref=ts

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Friday Ride: October

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
BikeAthens, 1075 W. Broad Street, PO Box 344
Athens,GA30606United States
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BikeAthens Group Rides are held on the last Friday of the month, from March to October, starting at 6:00 pm at City Hall. Bring water & bike lights! All rides end at Little Kings Shuffle Club! BikeAthens Friday Night Group Rides are leisurely, law-abiding group bicycle rides around Athens. The purpose of BikeAthens Group Rides is to provide a safe, enjoyable atmosphere for all ages and skill levels to ride bicycles, and to demonstrate that bicycles—vehicles under state law—belong on…

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Ocean to Table: Georgia Blue Crab

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Canebrake Road
Savannah,GAUnited States
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Join us for our upcoming Ocean to Table program focused on Georgia blue crabs! Prepare your own blue crab dish while learning about their biology, ecology and nutritional benefits. Seafood safety experts will share tips on how to confidently and safely purchase and prepare blue crabs. Registration and payment due Friday, Oct. 20. Location: Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens Contact: Jackie Ogden, jogden@uga.edu, 912-652-7981 Registration information is available here http://gacoast.uga.edu/event/ocean-table-georgia-blue-crabs/

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Jack O’ Lantern Jog

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sandy Creek Nature Center, 205 Old Commerce Rd.
Athens,GA30607United States
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Jack-O'-Lantern Jog 5K & Goblin 1-Mile Fun Run For nearly two decades runners and walkers alike have participated in this annual October race on the beautiful North Oconee River Greenway. This fall tradition is a great way for your family to work off those holiday treats. Proceeds from the races go directly to Sandy Creek Nature Center, Inc. and are used to fund special projects and property improvements. Sunday, October 29th 2 p.m.-Fun Run 2:30 P.m.- 5K ​ New This…

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November 2017

Turkeypalooza

November 1 @ 8:00 am - November 16 @ 7:30 pm

Campus Kitchen at University of Georgia, in conjunction with Athens Community Council on Aging, will be having its sixth annual Turkeypalooza, a food drive that collects holiday groceries for older adult families in Athens. The event calls upon UGA student organizations, UGA units and departments, as well as Athens organizations and businesses raise Thanksgiving-themed food items for clients of the ACCA and UGA Campus Kitchen. “It’s a really great chance for us to collaborate with a bunch of different organizations…

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Cartridge and Small Electronics Drive

November 1 @ 10:00 am - November 29 @ 7:00 pm

Are your old cell phones, inkjets, and small electronics piling up? Or have you, (gasp!), been throwing them away? Celebrate America Recycles Day by bringing your cell phones, inkjets, and small electronic devices to Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful to raise funds for community beautification projects and programs. You can clean up your space and raise money for KACCB’s community beautification programs by: - Dropping off your items at the CHaRM (1005 College Avenue) Mondays and Wednesdays Noon to 7 PM…

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Athens Science Cafe Presents: NASA & Small Spacecraft

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Foundry, 295 E Dougherty St
Athens,GA30601United States
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What are CubeSats? Come to November's Science Cafe: "NASA and Small Spacecraft: Big Things Do Come in Small Packages" with Roger Hunter to find out! Roger Hunter is a project manager with NASA's Small Spacecraft Technology. Note: Rather than at Little Kings, this Cafe will be held at the Foundry! This is a free event.

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Okefenokee Adventure

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - November 5 @ 3:00 pm
Fargo, GA Fargo,GA31631United States + Google Map

Join the Georgia Conservancy for a weekend exploration of two of the most beautiful places in Georgia: the Okefenokee Swamp and the Suwannee River Narrows. Guests will have the opportunity to paddle the mysterious tea-colored water of the Okefenokee with esteemed naturalist Cathy Sakas and learn about the natural wonders and fascinating cultural history found in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. We'll be serenaded on Friday and Saturday evenings to the beautiful Americana and Folk sounds of Cameron Federal and…

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Athens Heritage Walks: Downtown Athens

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Athens, GA Athens,GA30601United States + Google Map

Downtown Athens began as a small settlement on a hill above Cedar Shoals, the site of a spring which still exists today. The city was incorporated in 1806, five years after the University of Georgia opened for classes, and Athens soon became the intellectual center of Georgia. The University drew wealthy and prominent families who brought with them both business acumen and resources. Downtown was soon the center of commerce and the site of many of Athens’ earliest magnificent homes,…

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D.W. Brooks Lecture and Awards

November 7 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education, 1197 South Lumpkin Street
Athens,GA30602-3603United States
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The 2017 D.W. Brooks Lecture and Awards will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center at the Georgia Center in Athens, Ga. The lecture will take place in Mahler Auditorium at 3:30 p.m., followed by a reception and awards banquet. Nina V. Fedoroff will present the 2017 D.W. Brooks Lecture entitled, "The GMO Wars: What do we do when scientists and citizens deeply disagree?" The talk will be free and open to the public.…

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Nina Fedoroff, Evan Pugh Professor Emerita at Penn State University

November 7 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education, 1197 South Lumpkin Street
Athesn,GA30602-3603United States
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“The GMO Wars: What do we do when scientists and citizens deeply disagree?” D.W. Brooks Lecture A former science and technology adviser to the U.S. secretary of state and the U.S. Agency for International Development, molecular biologist Nina Fedoroff has spent her career working to ensure that people around the world have enough to eat. She’s a proponent of using technology as a means to achieve that goal.

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Tea Talks: Beyond the Stereotypes

November 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join International Student Life as Eniola Ibisanmi leads a discussion on Africans living in America. The Tate Intersection is across Tate Print and Copy. There will be free tea and snacks!

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Clark Lunberry: Writing on Water

November 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Interdisciplinary artist Clark Lunberry will talk about creating site-specific poetry installations and introduce a new work for the UGA campus. Lunberry is a Professor of English at the University of North Florida and the author of Sites of Performance: Of Time and Memory (Anthem Press 2014) and Writing on Water | Writing on Air (University of North Florida 2016). His large-scale poems placed on water and windows include recent installations in Oxford, England; Paris, France; Toronto, Canada; Tokyo and Hiroshima, Japan; and Stanford University.…

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Jekyll Island Paddle + Camp Adventure

November 10 @ 3:00 pm - November 12 @ 4:00 pm
Jekyll Island, 100 James Rd
Jekyll Island,GA31527United States
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The best weekend on Jekyll Island - EVER Join the Georgia Conservancy for a weekend of camping, paddling, beach walks, fishing, hiking, biking and environmental education that includes a “Gatorology 101” presentation and a special tour of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. From the Jekyll Island Authority: "Jekyll Island is a place where nature and humanity peacefully co-exist. The most accessible of Georgia’s protected barrier islands, the majority of Jekyll remains in a natural state and development is tightly limited…

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Project Wild/ Learning Tree Teacher Workshop

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sandy Creek Nature Center, 205 Old Commerce Rd.
Athens,GA30607United States
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Do you have a classroom full of curious citizen scientists ready to be put to work in the schoolyard? Engage them with Project WILD and Learning Tree! This workshop will get you certified to teach these two curriculums and focus on moving the concepts that you already are required to cover with hands on methods that utilize your schoolyard. Participants will get a copy of Project WILD, Aquatic Wild, and Project Learning Tree Curriculums. We will practice using the guides…

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Project WILD & Learning Tree Outdoor Classroom Workshop

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sandy Creek Nature Center, 205 Old Commerce Rd.
Athens,GA30607United States
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This workshop will focus on ways to use the Project Wild/Learning Tree curriculums to get students outdoors and participating in hands-on learning in their own schoolyards. Teachers will get to try out the activities and will receive their own take home copies of the guides. The workshop will feature local environmental education organizations that are available to come into the classroom to help students with maintaining and using their outdoor classrooms.

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Outdoor Essentials with Wid Intelligence Forest School

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

This is an introduction to some important camping basics: 5 essential knots and how to use them, building appropriate fires consistently and successfully, and hanging basic shelters.

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Ecology Club Camping Trip at Odum Cabin

November 11 @ 4:00 pm - November 12 @ 12:00 pm

Camping Nov. 11th at the Odum Cabin. More details coming soon :)

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Fall 2017 Quarterly Water Monitoring

November 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Upper Oconee Watershed Network Athens,GA30603United States + Google Map

After a brief orientation complete with light breakfast and coffee, volunteers will go to various stream sites in the Athens area where you will monitor for biological, bacterial, and chemical water quality. No experience needed. Just dress to get wet and dirty. UOWN uses the information collected to track the health of our streams and detect water quality issues. The results are shared with local and state organizations. This is a great way to put in some outdoor volunteer time…

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WorldFest 2017

November 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Please join International Student Life and World Ambassadors UGA for the annual WorldFest! This festival begins right after the Parade of Flags and is a part of the kickoff for International Education Week. There will be free food, cultural performances, trivia, prizes, and giveaways!

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“Is Farm to School a Realistic Strategy for Promoting Local Food Systems?”

November 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Conner Hall Room 307, 147 Cedar Street
Athens,Georgia30602
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UGA Sustainable Food Systems Initiative Presents: "Is Farms to School a Realistic Strategy for Promoting Local Food Systems?" A Talk by Dr. Jennifer Jo Thompson Join us afterwards at Creature Comforts for Happy Hour and the Athens Farmer's Market!

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TEDxUGA Student Council

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, 255 Baldwin Street
Athens,GA30602United States
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Have you ever wanted to give a TED Talk and share your ideas with the world? Now is your chance. The TEDxUGA Student Council will host the 6th Annual TEDxUGA Student Idea Showcase on Wednesday, November 15th from 7P to 9P in the Fine Arts Theatre. Currently enrolled students of any level at the University of Georgia have the chance to enter the showcase and have a TED experience of their own as they share their "idea worth spreading." From…

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December 2017

Oyster Roast for a Reason

December 2 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant for Oyster Roast for a Reason, a fundraising event to celebrate Georgia’s first oyster hatchery. UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant opened the hatchery at the Shellfish Research Lab in 2015 in an effort to revive the once-thriving oyster industry in Georgia. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample oysters harvested from reefs near Skidaway Island, enjoy beverages, dance to live music and take part in a silent auction for great adventures,…

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Sustainable UGA Fall 2017 Semester in Review

You're Invited! The Fall 2017 Sustainable UGA Semester in Review celebrates people, programs, activities and academic courses that are creating a culture of sustainability at UGA. The program includes brief presentations from Office of Sustainability interns, posters and table displays from UGA classes, the announcement of 2017 Campus Sustainability Grant winners, light lunch fare, and opportunities for networking. Opening comments will be provided by John R. Seydel, Director of Sustainability for the city of Atlanta, GA. We hope you can…

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