Frequently Asked Questions

Is this workshop right for me?

The Georgia Teacher Conservation Workshop (TCW) is geared for Georgia educators of grades 3-12. However, all informal, formal, senior/graduate pre-service educators in Georgia are welcome to apply. This week-long professional development event is an introductory course for, but not limited to, non-forestry and non-wildlife educators. It requires a commitment to spend the entire week in this educational setting. Standing and moderate walking are required.

What are the benefits?

The Georgia TCW emphasizes the importance of conservation of natural resources, with special attention given to Georgia’s wildlife, forests, forest products and water. Participants learn hands-on practical exercises that can supplement their classroom curricula and student projects. Certification in Project Learning Tree, WET, and WILD are awarded at the completion of the workshop.

What kind of activities will we participate in?

Participants will have the opportunity to experience 18 different hands-on, project based activities from Projects Learning Tree, WET, and WILD. Throughout the week, participants will take part in field trips to observe forest nursery/seed orchard operations, harvesting and site preparation operations, private tree farms, wildlife management areas and pulp and saw mill operations. There are animal encounters, networking opportunities, and social events.

Where am I going to stay?

The Georgia TCW is held at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center (CEWC), on 6,400 acres managed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. CEWC is centrally located in the state near Mansfield, approximately 20 minutes southeast of Covington. Participants will share one of 28 lodge-style guest rooms at the education center and enjoy buffet-style meals prepared on site at the conference center dining hall. Want to learn more about CEWC? Visit https://georgiawildlife.com/CharlieElliott.

How much does it cost?

Registration is $50 per person and includes all teaching materials, food, lodging and transportation during the workshop. Transportation to and from CEWC is the responsibility of individual participants. Our sponsors generously support this program, allowing us to keep the registration fee low.