In December, EcoReach piloted a project called “Backyard Critters” that has been in the making since the start of the school year. Through this project,
The Mission of EcoReach
The purpose of this program is to connect graduate, undergraduate, and professional ecologists at the University of Georgia with school-age children in order to heighten awareness of the science of ecology and environmental issues. By interacting with young people, we hope to raise awareness and enthusiasm for science, while supplementing the schools’ curriculum to meet objectives in the state curriculum guidelines.
EcoReach is here to interact with teachers to provide flexible programs designed to meet the needs of their students. We also serve our community through informal educational opportunities, such as presenting programs to local scout groups, providing judges for science fairs, and presenting programs at local science days.
Who We Are
Our organization is made up primarily of graduate students from the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia. We also have some undergraduate and faculty participants, as well as graduate students from other departments. We are a student-organized group with a faculty advisor, Dr. Takao Sasaki.