Archive | February 2012

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Cherokee High School Visit

This morning I had the pleasure of visiting Cherokee High School and speaking with several of Ms. Tolan’s AP Environmental Science classes. I was very impressed with their knowledge of all things natural resources related and their enthusiasm for the subject. One class even volunteered to do an interpretative dance for me.  They were all great sports with CornDawg […]

South Cobb High School Visit

On Friday of last week I visited with Ms. De Rosa’s Environmental Science students at South Cobb High. They were a great group with tons of questions, which always make the day more fun. And most of them weren’t too scared of CornDawg!

Did You Know…

Did you know that Georgia has 18 protected species of reptiles, including the eastern indigo snake ( Drymarchon couper)? The eastern indigo snake, threatened at both the federal and state level, can grow as long as 8.5 feet, making it the longest snake in North America. These snakes are closely associated with longleaf pine habitats, such as […]

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 Forestry Club Meeting – 6:30 p.m. in Building 1, Room 304 Come out and hear speaker Sandy Gorse, land manager for Rayonier (and a Warnell alum). Pizza and drinks will be served. Thursday, March 1, 2012 SAF/Forestry Club Roundtable – 6:00 -8:00 p.m. at Flinchum’s Pheonix in Whitehall Forest Each year the […]

Did You Know…

Did you know that trees can be beneficial to our health? Studies have found a correlation between community forests and the average amount of physical activity exerted by neighborhood residents. People are more inclined to get outdoors and exercise when their surroundings are greener.  Logically, greater physical activity leads to fewer cases of obesity, which in turn […]

Featured Job of the Week – Seasonal Forestry Position on the Hiawatha National Forest

Click  here to find out more information on this summer position on the Hiawatha National Forest. Don’t forget to check Warnell’s Job Board for additional postings – it is updated multiple times a week with new opportunities.

Did You Know…

Did you know that Georgia has a state fossil? In 1976, the shark tooth was designated the official state fossil. Probably one of the most sought-after fossils by amateur collectors, the shark tooth is a relatively common fossil in the Georgia coastal plain. In fossil form, the shark tooth can be traced back 375,000,000 years. […]