Whether you'd like to help protect the environment, teach your students how to avoid chronic diseases with healthy food and physical activity or train food handlers in your cafeteria, University of Georgia Extension can help.
Through Extension offices in most counties, UGA delivers scientifically-based information directly to Georgians. One of Extension's top priorities is helping schools improve student achievement.
Find a Resource:
Use the resources below to help make your job easier. Lesson plans, resources and materials are readily available for use in the classroom.
Interested in planning a field study for your students? Consider a trip to one of five Georgia 4-H Centers across the state. There your students will apply classroom knowledge, work together to solve problems and build classroom rapport, most likely in an outdoor setting.
Or, give your students a rare chance to milk a cow, pick cotton, meet "Johnny Appleseed" or see center pivot irrigation in action at one of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' research and education centers.
Learn more about these centers at their websites.
- Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program
- Rock Eagle 4-H Center
- Burton 4-H Center
- Fortson 4-H Center
- Jekyll Island 4-H Center - Tidelands Nature Center
- Wahsega 4-H Center
- Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens
- Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center
- Stripling Irrigation Research Park
- Tifton Campus Ag Days
- Griffin Campus Research & Education Garden
- Food Safety Educator's Kit
- Project Focus - Pre-K to 5th grade - Lesson plans developed by UGA students in earth, life and physical sciences
- The Science Behind Our Food - More than 150 lesson plans aligned to the GPS for middle and high school science subjects
- Weather School from UGA's Automated Environmental Monitoring Network
UGA Extension offers a host of programs available to teachers across the state. They include the following:
- Financial Capability (managing money)
- Healthy Lifestyles offered through 4-H
- Insect Zoo
- Junior Master Gardener
- Master Naturalist - More info: Athens-Clarke County Extension Office
- Relationship Smarts
- Smart Kids Fight Bac!® offered through Family and Consumer Science Agents
- Walk Georgia
- Wash Your Paws, Georgia! Handwashing education lessons available through FCS and 4-H Agents
A variety of publications are available online from the UGA Extension. Publications range from backyard gardening to water conservation and soil testing.
- Beyond Butterflies: Gardening for Native Pollinators
- Environmental Enhancement with Ornamental Plants: Attracting Birds
- Gardening in Containers
- Herbs in Southern Gardens
- Soil Preparation and Planting Procedures for Ornamental Plants in the Landscape
- Winter Protection of Ornamental Plants
- Georgia Home Grown Tomatoes
- Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use
- Make Every Drop Count: Managing a Water-Wise Landscape
- Make Every Drop Count: Proper Planting Results in Healthy, Water-Efficient Plants
- Make Every Drop Count: Water Saving Tips When Planning a New Landscape
- Conserving Water in the Vegetable Garden
- Developing a WaterSmart Landscape
- Rain Gardens in the Home Landscape
- Soil Test Handbook for Georgia
- Soil Testing for Home Lawns, Gardens and Wildlife Food Plots
- Soil Testing: Soil pH and Salt Concentration
Other pubs that might be interesting/useful:
- Millipedes and Centipedes
- Protecting Yourself from Ticks
- Stinging and Biting Pests of People
- What are Bacteria, Yeasts and Molds?