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  • Science Communication: Keynote Address

    Recently, Amy Sharma, Executive Director of Science for Georgia, was invited to be the keynote speaker a Virtual Career Development Session hosted by the Orthopaedic Research Society. She was recommended by a former SciComm Academy student! Dr. Sharma covered the basics of great communication and was honered to be in…

  • Save the Okefenokee Social Media Outreach

    Huge thank you to some high school students at the Walker School for making these images. Huge thank you to Heather W for taking this to highschoolers around the state. Hashtag: #stopthemine Protect GA Alert: https://bit.ly/SaveTheOKE potential text: 🚨 Protect endangered species and help our Georgia and Florida neighbors by…

  • Jazz Hands 2021: Zoo Edition

    A 3D Science Comedy Event March 23, 2021730-930pm, doors 700pmWorld Studio, Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30315 We are back! In person! At the Zoo! What could go wrong? Scientists are funny! And because we’re scientists, we’ve got data to back that statement up! Back by popular…

  • Appropriate School Nurse and Counselor Ratios

    Most people remember school nurses as the people who gave out band-aids and sent you home when you were sick and school counselors as the people who helped them organize college applications. That was then. This is now. School nurses promote student physical and mental health by providing care coordination,…

  • Adult Literacy

    Adult illiteracy is one of the most impactful and pressing issues affecting Georgia today. Low-literacy adults cannot upskill or reskill as the workforce changes. Their children are more likely to struggle with reading. Providing programs to increase adult literacy skills have both immediate and long-term benefits. Background   Currently,1 in…

  • Pre-K Research

    The lack of access to high-quality childcare and preschool is an ongoing problem that was highlighted during the pandemic. Increasing funding for access is often in the news, and part of the proposed Build Back Better bill. Herein we outline the science about access to high-quality preschool and provide proposed…

  • Soil Health and Land Management

    “Healthy soils give us clean air and water, bountiful crops and forests, productive grazing lands, diverse wildlife, and beautiful landscapes.” USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Soil is comprised of minerals, organic matter, air and water, and therefore are complex and vital living components of an ecosystem. Soils sustain plant and…

  • What are PFAS (forever chemicals)?

    “Forever Chemicals” have been in the news a lot lately. Below is some information on what they are and why their presence is a health concern. Composition of PFAS Per- per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are class of chemicals used since the 1950’s to make products resistant to heat, oil, stains,…

  • Environmental Health and Justice 2021-2022 Legislation

    Multiple bills have been proposed that would look at implications of actions on environmental health and justice. HB 339 – GA Environmental Justice Act HB 339, the Georgia Environmental Justice Act of 2021, creates a 22-member commission to conduct scientific analysis, including case studies, and prepare a report on target…

  • Science for Georgia’s 2021 Brag Book

    This year has been a lot, but in the midst of it all 2021 has been a spectacular year of growth for Science for Georgia. By the Numbers: 1 Resolution designating March as Georgia Reading Month 2 Roundtables 4 Education and Workforce Panels 8 Interns 1 Testimony before the Georgia…