• Why is reading at 3rd Grade Level essential?

    Two-thirds of Georgia third graders cannot read at grade level. Third grade reading proficiency represents an inflection point – setting a child on-track for high-school graduation and life success. Kindergarten and third grade reading level achievements are important indicators for a child’s future academic performance and overall well-being. Reading at…

  • Is Climate Change Making Pollen Worse?

    By Christine Doronio Itchy eyes, stuffy noses, and yellow-dusted streets. Pollen season is well under its way in Georgia. As the weather gets warmer, trees and plants all over the southeast will continue to release pollen that is essential for plant reproduction. The microscopic pollen grains are carried from one…

  • What is chicken litter?

    Chicken waste, called chicken litter, is a natural part of poultry production. While it can be used as a fertilizer, it must be stored and treated properly. Left untreated, or disposed of improperly, and it can cause detrimental health effects, not just to humans, but also to row and timer…

  • AST: Sustainable Business Practices

    May 22nd, 7pm. Issues of climate change, carbon emissions, food waste, and social justice represent just a few of the overwhelming topics that demand our attention. Join us to learn about specific, feasible actions that every business (and individual) can do to help advance economic, environmental, and social efforts towards…

  • ST&T North Georgia Water Cycle

    Sat May 8, 2021. 12 noon. Learn about the urban water cycle in Northern Georgia and how you can be an active participant in conserving and protecting water resources – both in your everyday life or by pursing a water-related career. Kristan VandenHeuvel is the Strategic Director of Research and…

  • What’s the situation with Okefenokee Swamp & Mining?

    Twin Pines Mining Company has proposed a strip-mining operation close to the Okefenokee Swamp and Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Learn about the swamp, the mine, and the controversy. At a minimum, science shows that mining will release heavy metals into the water supply and create a fire hazard. What’s the…

  • AST: The Physics of Knitting

    Apr 24, 2021. 7pm What can physics learn from crochet? How does a simple stitch change the stretch of a scarf, and how are modern materials and manufacturing learning from their wooly ancestors? Join Dr. Matsumoto for a talk about curvature using pattern making, symmetries using quilt squares and flags,…

  • ST&T: The Okefenokee Swamp

    Apr 17, 2021. 12 noon. Learn about the amazing Okefenokee Swamp. It is the largest blackwater swamp in North America and the largest National Wildlife Refuge in the eastern U.S. The Okefenokee Swamp is a swamp comprised of peat and wetlands mainly in Clinch, Ware, and Charlton counties in Georgia…

  • Covid-19 Vaccine Questions

    Check out these amazing flyers about Covid-19 Vaccine development and potential side effects from Alexandra Wickson. What is an mMRA vaccine? by Sarah Strassler COVID-19 has spread throughout the world, killing more than 2 million people. The most promising solution for an end to this global pandemic is the creation…