Project WILD Teacher Resource Guide


Appendix A

The top ten exotic pest plants in Georgia:

Kudzu (Pueraria Montana), Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense), Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica), Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata), Chinese tallow tree (Sapium sebiferum), Nepalese browntop (Microstegium vimineum), Bamboo (Phyllostachys aurea), Autumn olive or silverberry (Elaeagnus umbellate), Chinese wisteria (Wisteria sinensis), Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin).

Appendix B

Georgia State Symbols

Reptile - Gopher Tortoise
Amphibian - Green Tree Frog
Marine Mammal - Atlantic Right Whale
Bird - Brown Thrasher
Game Bird - Bobwhite Quail
Tree - Live Oak
Flower - Cherokee Rose
Fish - Largemouth Bass
Butterfly - Tiger Swallowtail
Gem - Quartz
Insect - Honeybee
Seashell - Knobbed Whelk
Wildflower - Azalea
Mineral - Staurolite
Fossil - Sharks tooth
Vegetable - Vidalia Onion
Fruit - Peach
Crop - Peanuts

Appendix C

Citizen Science Activities for School Groups:

Georgia Adopt-a-Stream
Monitoring program for stream invertebrates and water quality.
(404) 675-1636

Project Feeder Watch
Winter-long bird count.  Starts 2nd Saturday of November. Longest running citizen science project (since 1976). Receive a research kit. Data forms, posters, basic birding information

The Birdhouse Network
Build or buy bird boxes for cavity nesting species. Bluebirds, Chickadees, nuthatches, tree swallows, titmice, wrens etc. Students can monitor nests throughout breeding season, collect data, send to Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
For more information:

Project Pigeon Watch
Urban bird research to help scientists discover why pigeons come in so many colors.

For plans to build your own bird houses

Appendix D

Curriculum Aids

Audubon Adventures 4-6th grade curriculum.  A classroom kit includes
materials for 32 students: Student Newspaper, lesson plans, tips for
outdoor study, hands on activities and guide to a healthy schoolyard.

Friends of Feathered Fliers, Interactive Educational Activity Box
Includes: Videos, binoculars, bird eggs, nests, lesson plans, books, posters. 
Free-loan activitiy box, sign-out from local nature centers around state. For information for locations:

The Georgia Conservancy
Native Seasons Curriculum and teacher workshops

Georgia Youth Science and Technology Centers: 13 regional centers to help science teachers

Project Wet
Water education resources for teachers K-12
(404) 675-1638

Project Learning Tree
Georgia Forestry Commission
K-12 Forest education
(912) 751-3528

Environmental Education in Georgia Web Site. 
Wealth of information and lesson plans.

Appendix E

Develop Schoolyard Wildlife Habitat
Several organizations help schools develop wildlife habitat in schoolyards for education and conservation.

Atlanta Audubon Society  

Georgia Wildlife Federation

National Wildlife Federation


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