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  • February Legislative Accomplishments

    On Feb 1, Amy Sharma, spoke before the Natural Resources and Environment Subcommittee (remarks begin at 1:05:30) about HB 748, the Coastal Marshland Restoration Act. This bill would weaken protections of coastal marshlands, and Dr Sharma provided information about the importance of wetlands and marshlands. On Feb 10, intern Ashley…

  • Bad Neighbor Bill

    HB 1150 has been introduced in the Georgia General Assembly. It nearly eliminates the ability of farmers and other Georgia property owners to protect themselves from nuisances moving in next door by gutting Georgia’s current Right to Farm Law, known nationally as one of the most protective laws for existing…

  • Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) and Human Health

    By Brooke Lappe Concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, are a type of agricultural facility that raises animals in high-density, for the purpose of providing meat, eggs, or milk. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identified CAFOs as potential polluters in the 1970s because of the way they discharge waste into…

  • Don’t Mine Near the Okefenokee

    By a 10-year-old 5th grader! Kudos to her. The Okefenokee Swamp is in south Georgia and is the largest black water swamp in North America. It is a great place to visit if there is not a company building a mine next to it. There is this company that has…

  • 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 2022: Zoo Edition

    A 3D Science Comedy Event March 23, 2022730-930pm, 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…