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.

Recent Events​

STEMzone at UGA

EcoReach attended STEMzone at UGA and taught people about firefly signaling! STEMzone is a fun event held on game day, where tailgaters can come learn

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Vulture Festival 2022

EcoReach celebrated the 9th Annual Athens Vulture Festival this past weekend! The Vulture Festival is put on by the Solid Waste Department to celebrate the

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Virtual Activities

At home activities and games for kids and students (K12) to learn about environmental and ecological concept, while having fun!

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Backyard Critters

This program celebrates the amazing diversity of nature and wildlife that can be found even in your own backyard!


To share information about the ecology with the community


To strengthen awareness of environmental issues


To inspire an interest in the environment in school-age children

Educational Support

To provide educational opportunities for students and faculty in the School of Ecology

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.

Areas We Serve​

We are happy to serve areas within a 30 minute drive from the University of Georgia.

image of student testing water quality