Aiken Area Earth Day

April 15, 2000

The Aiken area will be celebrating Earth Day and all of the plants and animals that inhabit it. This year's earth celebration will be held on Saturday, April 15 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Hopeland Gardens Wetlands area. Activities will include exhibits and arts and crafts.

Teaching Teachers Sustainable Forestry

The SC Forestry Commission is now accepting applications for their SC Teachers' Tour to be held June 13th through 16th, 2000 in the Midlands region. Teacher participants will spend four days touring the forests of South Carolina and examining forestry practices and the forest industry. Topics covered will be: forest management emphasizing sustainable forestry, ecosystem management and bio-diversity; forest product production including harvesting and processing into products; and wildlife conservation including endangered species protection. Participants will receive resource materials to use in the classrooms along with training in Project Learning Tree, an activity-based multi-disciplinary environmental education curriculum designed to teach critical and creative thinking. Preference will be given to full-time certified school teachers for grades 3 - 8, specializing in environmental studies and secondary teachers specializing in environmental studies, life sciences, biology, Tech Prep or natural resource education. All meals, lodging, materials and transportation during the tour will be provided FREE by the sponsors of the Teachers' Tour. Teachers wishing to earn graduate credit for re-certification offered by the University of Charleston will be required to pay a small fee ($20 per credit hour) upon acceptance into the tour. (Additional attendance and work is required for graduate credit.)


To learn more about the course call Jerry Shrum at (803) 896-8892 or e-mail: Information and applications are also available on-line at the SC Forestry Commission's web site at

Traveling Science and Mathematics Demonstrations Program News

Traveling Science and Mathematics Demonstrations Program will conduct another volunteer workshop on May 16, 2000, at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center. That makes three this year! Thank you Westinghouse Savannah River Company Education Outreach Programs for all of your work to continue to provide these volunteers.

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Center of Excellence in Educational Technology
University of South Carolina Aiken
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Aiken, SC 29801