Friday, February 22, 2013

School Field Trips to the Outdoor Activity Center

Visit the Outdoor Activity Center 

for your next field trip!!!

Our educational activities align to the Georgia Performance Standards & Common Core in fun and exciting ways!

Children get hands on experiences, which strengthen their understanding and aid in the achievement of the learning goals we cover.

They also make that all important connection to nature and the outdoors!

Our activities address the Major Concepts /Skills found in the K-8 life Sciences, the environmental science curriculum and many of the physical sciences:
Kindergarten concepts- living and non living things- differences between animals and plants

1st grade concepts-Characteristics of living things and the basic needs of living things
2nd grade concepts-life cycles
3rd grade concepts-Habitats, features of Georgia’s organisms and pollution and conservation
4th grade concepts-Ecosystems, food web/food chain and adaptation survival/extinction
5th grade concepts-Classification of organisms, inherited traits/learned behaviors and cells & microorganisms
6th grade concepts-Impacts of weather climate on the earth, human impacts on the earth and energy sources
7th grade concepts- diversity of living organisms, ecosystems and fossils
8th grade concepts-Nature of matter, Law of Conservation of Energy and Energy Transformation
High School Concepts address the concepts above in greater detail and with a focus on service learning!

Programs are facilitated by the 

West Atlanta Watershed Alliance

Act fast…Schools that register multiple grade levels may qualify for transportation assistance grants!

For more information contact us:
The West Atlanta Watershed Alliance
@ Outdoor Activity Center
1442 Richland Road Atlanta, GA 30310
404 7525385                        WWW.WAWAONLINE.ORG

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Upcoming Meetings

Please make these important meetings on issues that effect our level of county representation. You need to understand the importance of House Bills 170, 171 and 172.  These Fulton County House and Senate Delegation Community Meetings are Scheduled:

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
6:30 P.M. 
Westlake High School
2400 Union Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30331

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
4:30 P.M. 
State Capitol – Room 341

Saturday, February 23, 2013
10:00 A.M. 
Cliftondale Arts Center Auditorium
4645 Butner Road, College Park, Georgia 30349

Monday, February 25, 2013
1:00 P.M. 
State Capitol – Room 341

Saturday, March 9, 2013
10:00 A.M. 
Welcome All Park Multipurpose Facility  
4255 Will Lee Road, College Park, Georgia 30349

WAWA is facilitating important meetings in the communities adjacent to Proctor Creek in North West Atlanta. The goal of these meetings is to establish a group of active and engaged community leaders to help educate other residents, work on beautification projects, encourage conservation and demonstrate stewardship ethics in several local parks and for Proctor Creek. 

Our first meeting in Atlanta City Council District 9/NPU G is February 28, 2013 6:00 PM at Springfield Missionary Baptist Church. For more information please call 404 752-5385! Other meetings in NPU's J, K and M are forthcoming!! 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Join WAWA at the Inaugural Environmental Health Symposium

Join WAWA, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, and the Atlanta Black Nurses Association at our Inaugural Social Justice, Environmental Justice and the Impact on Minority Health Symposium. We hope you will take this opportunity learn how social justice, public health, environmental justice and energy equity intersect and the impact it has on low income and communities of color. This event is free, but registration is required.

Friday, February 1, 2013 (8:45 am – 1pm)
Georgia State University Institute of Public Health
25 Park Place Atlanta, GA 30302 (located in the Suntrust Bank Building).