The second grade students from The Learning Center! Charter School in Murphy traveled to the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville, Georgia on February 29. They were there to learn about the many uses of water and water conservation. This is just one of many programs that are offered to local students in kindergarten and grades first through fifth.
Each second grader participated in a water pollution interactive model entitled “Don’t Teach Your Trash to Swim”. Instruction was also provided on water conservation and the water cycle. Each student made a working model of a tadpole as it goes through metamorphosis and a rain gauge to take home.
The Education Committee is part of the Community Council at the G.M.R.E. Center, which is a research center for The University of Georgia. The Community Council was founded in 2003 for the purpose of enhancing the mission of the G.M.R.E. Center. The council emphasizes education, outreach and preservation.
Last year, 3,800 students in Union, Fannin, and Towns County in Georgia as well as Clay and Cherokee Counties in North Carolina either attended programs at the Center or invited presenters into their school.