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  • The science of Reading

    There is a science to learning to read. And while it is not rocket science, it requires a shift in thinking, training, and implementation. Several states and municipalities have made this shift and are great examples of positive change. The best example is Mississippi, who implemented scientifically proven reading instruction…

  • scitober fest 2021

    Oct 14: 7 to 930. In person at Monday Night Garage 933 Lee St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310Online option available (with interactive things to do and ambassadors) Science For Georgia, in partnership with IEEE Women in Engineering – Atlanta, IEEE Young Professionals, and Association of Women in Science – Georgia…

  • Navigable waters protection rule? or dirty water rule?

    In early 2020 the Trump Administration enacted the “Navigable Waters Protection Rule” which rolled back the number of waterways protected by Clean Water Act: including about half the country’s wetlands and millions of miles of streams. Environmentalists nicknamed this the Dirty Water Rule. The Clean Water Act stipulates, among other…

  • Grasslands: Deep Roots in conservation

    Often overlooked, grasslands are a key component of the conservation puzzle. Atlanta’s urban tree canopy is almost 48% making it among the highest in the nation. Most people understand the benefits of trees and forests: soil and water conservation, carbon sequestration, cleaner air, shade and wildlife habitat, reduction of urban…

  • opinion: Plastic recycling in Macon. Not a good idea.

    by Brooke Lappe In June, Brightmark, a global waste solutions company, announced it would be spending $680 million to build the nation’s largest chemical recycling facility for plastics in Macon, Georgia.  This plant would turn plastic into fuel through pyrolysis, otherwise known as plastic-to-fuel technology (PTF). The announcement has been…

  • Well, that happened…

    Finally a month where we can say that in a happy, non-sarcastic way! It has been an amazing July for Science for Georgia. Let’s talk about how great this month was.   As you all know, we’ve been focusing on Education & Workforce, especially Literacy. Rep Becky Evans helped sponsor our…

  • AST: Elephant Trunks: A New Grasp on Robotics

    Aug 28, 7PMAtlanta Brewing Company, 2323 Defoor Hills Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 FOOD UPDATE – WE HAVE FOOD! the food truck is unable to be there. BUT an spectacular donor is so excited about this topic that they are providing Jimmy Johns for everyone and the 1st 50 beers!…

  • ST&T Common Market – Sustainable Farming

    Aug 14, Noon. Join us as we talk with Bill Green from the Common Market as he talks about sustainable farming. Bill will be sharing experiences and insights from The Common Market’s strategic plan around supporting sustainable agriculture, strengthening local partnerships and rebuilding the regional food economy through policy and…

  • The Science of Plastic Recycling

    By Brooke Lappe Facts & Analysis Over the past fifty years the growth of plastic production and use and shortcomings of recycling has left industries and governments desperate to solve the plastic problem. The majority of plastics are made from petrochemicals, and particularly shale gas, because of its durability and…

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