2022 Impact Report

Providing kids and adults with a connection to the land

Our working forests are not here by accident, and they do not take care of themselves. We are connecting youth and adults to the land and developing leaders to ensure the long-term sustainability of Georgia’s forests.

New Partnership: Fernbank Museum of Natural History

We expanded our community by connecting with 900 kids and adults. We focused on the importance of forestry to our daily lives through ecosystem services and forest products, and exposed families to Georgia’s forestry workforce.

  • 17 Kids at Ranger Summer Camp
  • 475 Families at Forestry Day at Fernbank
  • 400 Families at Adventures in Science Day

Engaging Agriculture Educators

We reached 620 agriculture middle and high school teachers across the state, deepening teachers’ familiarity with forestry in of a variety meaningful ways.

  • 15 teachers took a field trip to a seedling nursery
  • 35 teachers attended a GPB Forestry Platform breakout/training session
  • 45 teachers attended a masterclass on using virtual reality goggles in the classroom

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Guiding FFA Students to Careers in Forestry

Today’s FFA students don’t always have the opportunity to see the full range of career possibilities in the forestry industry. We are opening their minds to paths from GED to Ph.D., expanding their networks, and demonstrating how they can make a living doing what they already know and love.

  • 100 Engaged at Forestry State Competition
  • 1000 Engaged at FFA State Convention
  • 141 Engaged at Forestry Career Development Events

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Digital and Virtual Reality Curriculum

Our unique and immersive digital forestry curriculum is focused on connecting 1.2 million Georgia students to the forest from inside their classroom.

  • 26,610 Online Forestry Curriculum Views
  • 4,870 Forests I Views (grades 3-7)
  • 9,486 Forests II Views (grades 7-12)
  • 3,389 Virtual Reality Headset Views

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In November, we acquired the new Meta Quest 2 Virtual Reality goggles by Oculus, thanks to a grant provided by the North Georgia Community Foundation’s Chattahoochee Oconee Forests Interpretive Fund.

Preparing the Next Generation of Forestry Professionals

Our interactive workplace game Make That Paper! teaches high school students about the forestry industry while refiing their career and employability skills in a fun and engaging way.

  • 8,865 Views of the Make That Paper! Game
  • +17% Increase from 2021 Viewership

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In-school Forestry Education Programs – Metro Atlanta

We reached 5,370 students right in their classrooms to teach about forest products, the forest ecosystem, and careers in forestry.

  • Engaged 26+ Teachers in 20+ Schools
  • +75% Increase in Number of Students Reached from 2021
  • Continued to Support the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s hands-on Five-Day Curriculum, which includes forest and wildlife education
  • Updated Trees Atlanta Urban TreeTrackers Program’s Forest Products Curriculum

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Summer Program Engagement – Metro Atlanta

Trees Atlanta Engagement

  • Directly Engaged and Sponsored 48 Youth Tree Team Members (summer “green-collar” job training program for teenagers)
  • Supported TreeKeepers Summer Camp, Which Had 62 campers (grades 1-6) in Attendance

Thrive Outside Engagement

  • Exposed 221 Underserved Kids to a First-Hand Experience of Forest Ecosystems at CNC

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