Educators Can Sign Up For July Wildlife Workshop

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Educators looking to initiate or increase knowledge about wildlife conservation and its instruction, may attend the Outdoor Wildlife Leadership School, or OWLS, scheduled for July 14-18 at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.  This workshop will focus on wildlife conservation for both K-12 and non-formal educators.

Workshop participants will spend five days immersed in Georgia wildlife education via activities and day trips, such as birding, canoeing, and bog exploring.  Additionally, spend time learning basic conservation biology concepts and field techniques that can be used with students in and out of the classroom.  Finally, participants will be trained as Project WILD (www.georgiawildlife.com/projectwild) facilitators and given curriculum guides. 

The workshop will begin Monday, July 14, at 2:30 p.m. and last through Friday at 1 p.m.  Workshop cost is $100 and covers meals, training materials and a room for four nights.  Attendees will stay at the Charlie Elliott Conference Center.

Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center (www.georgiawildlife.com/charlieelliott) is located near Mansfield, less than an hour southeast of Atlanta off Interstate 20.  The address is 543 Elliott Trail, Mansfield 30055.  

To register for this workshop, call 770.784-3059.


Turkey Hunters Reminded Of Harvest Check-In Procedures

With spring turkey hunting season quickly approaching, sportsmen are reminded of the various methods to check in their birds. All harvested turkeys must be checked in by the end of the calendar day. Turkeys can be checked in on the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s website or on the “TWRA On the Go” smartphone app or at a check station. For sportsmen who do not have ... (click for more)

Free Outdoors GA App Is Updated For Hunters

Almost one year since its debut, the free Outdoors GA app receives a new update allowing hunters to check their harvest without needing cell service, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “We continue to be pleased with this free mobile app that gives both novice and seasoned outdoor enthusiasts’ essential information in the palm ... (click for more)

Storm Costs EPB $2.5 Million; Smart Grid Helped Ease The Pain

Tuesday night's fierce storm cost EPB an estimated $2.5 million, President David Wade said Friday. He said the city utility will have to bear all the cost - unlike when it got federal aid after spending $18 million following tornadoes that raked the Chattanooga area in 2012. Mr. Wade said EPB's Smart Grid helped ease the pain, bringing back online about 27,000 affected customers ... (click for more)

1 Killed, 1 Injured In Brainerd Shooting

One person was killed and a second person injured in a shooting in Brainerd on Thursday night. The call was to 3301 Pinewood Ave. at 7:05 p.m. It was reported that a silver vehicle was seen leaving the scene. One of the persons shot, 23-year-old Antonio Baldwin, died during surgery. The injury to William Daniel, 21, is not life-threatening. Police said both of the ... (click for more)

Slaxxon Regret

Back in the seventies my three oldest brothers had a buddy named Steve Slack. “Slack” was a star soccer player at Baylor and he grew up on Lookout Mountain, which is where I grew up. He and Jimmy, Henry and Bill went to the University of Virginia where they were roommates in an old, beat up house that was painted pink. Naturally, the place became known as the “Pink Palace” but lest ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Scottsboro Boys

There is a good-sized train tunnel that runs under the northern tip of Lookout Mountain, right next to Cummings Highway. It was inside that tunnel on this very weekend 86 years ago, that the worst tragedy in the fabled history of the South was born. This was during the tight grip of the Depression and about two dozen hobos had jumped the train from the time it left Southern Railway's ... (click for more)