May 2015 Public Service and Outreach Newsletter
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New Institute of Government project will help communities reduce Georgians' flood insurance costs
The Carl Vinson Institute of Government's Planning and Environmental Services unit has been awarded a two-year grant to help coastal communities reduce residents' insurance premiums through flood hazard outreach and education...more.
Georgia Center helps meet demand for American Sign Language instruction 
As demand for American Sign Language (ASL) courses increases, the University of Georgia is offering more classes in and outside Athens and is considering adding ASL courses geared to people in specific careers, such as medicine and education...more.
Education conference to feature Institute of Government's school board member training
The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is collaborating with the UGA College of Education to include training for local school board members in the 2015 State of Education in Georgia Conference...more.
State Botanical Garden launches conservation program at local elementary school
On April 17, staff from the State Botanical Garden of Georgia visited High Shoals Elementary School in Bishop, Ga. to plant a container garden of native plants...more.
Building expert turns to SBDC training and consulting to lead explosion in green building movement
Charlie Cichetti was leading construction projects for a national real estate development firm when he earned his first credential in Leadership in Energy and Environment Design...more.
Pulaski County Archway Partnership forms Downtown Merchants Association 
In October, the Archway Partnership in Pulaski County hosted a community-wide listening session. Support and interest for Hawkinsville's downtown was the main priority to emerge, resulting in the creation of a new merchants association...more.
State Botanical Garden hosts Center for Plant Conservation national meeting
The 2015 Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) National Meeting was held April 16-19 at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. CPC is a national network of 36 of America's leading botanical gardens...more.
UGA Marine Extension launches Georgia Seafood Directory  
A revamped online seafood directory that aims to help Georgia consumers and retailers gain better access to fresh Georgia seafood is being launched by the UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant...more.
Campus Kitchen hosts national Food Waste and Hunger Summit
A Campus Kitchen at UGA hosted the Second Annual Food Waste and Hunger Summit, the Campus Ktichens Project and Food Recovery Network April 18-19...more.

What's Happening 

Georgia Sea Grant names new associate director
UGA Marine Extension Service and Georgia Sea Grant welcome Mona Behl...more.
State Botanical Garden hosts annual Gardens of the World fundraiser
The expected proceeds of $200,000 from more than 275 guests will help create a water feature within the Children's Garden...more.
UGA hosts fourth annual Thank a Donor Day
On April 9, UGA students had the opportunity to say thank you to UGA donors...more.
Taking UGA Beyond the Arch for a Better Georgia
Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach
Treanor House | 1234 S. Lumpkin St. | University of Georgia | Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 542-6167 | Fax: (706) 542-6124
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