Monday, January 11, 2010

Get Growing & Keep Going Conference for Educators

Get Growing & Keep Going (GGKG), a symposium that will provide teachers, administrators and parents with the tools to integrate gardens and nature areas into the school environment, will take place February 6th, 2010 from 8am-4pm at Gonzalo Garza Independence High School (located at 1600 Chicon St., Austin Texas, 78702). The symposium is themed "Greening Our Schools", and features keynote speaker Kevin Coyle, National Wildlife Federation Vice President of Education. Field experts will lead a variety of sectionals on topics including rainwater harvesting, vermiculture, double digging, schoolyard habitats, entomology, environmental stewardship, fundraising, and building a garden community. Teachers will receive seven continuing education credits (through Texas AgriLife Extension Service) for participating in this event.

Registration costs $25 before January 15th and $30 until January 29th. For more information, contact Lisa Anhaiser with Texas AgriLife Extension Service at LAAnhaiser@ag.tamu.edu or call 512-854-9600. To register for the Get Growing & Keep Going symposium, visit: http://online.nwf.org/GGKG.

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