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Natural Resources Management/Ecology for Middle School

Course Description - MIDDLE SCHOOL

Centered on ecosystem planning and management in soil, water, land, fish and wildlife areas, students are introduced to conservation management, maintenance of natural resources and good stewardship of those resources.  This educational opportunity provides hands-on, science-based experiences that are further tested in a competitive outdoor experiences including Georgia 4H and Georgia Envirothon.  Students connect with natural resource professionals on field trips coordinated throughout the year.  These outdoor activities usually take place at a variety of locations outside of the school, most within a reasonable driving distance.  More details on competitions will be provided once dates are determined by the host organizations.  Students in this class will meet and train with the high school team throughout the school year.


$50 - Prepared Materials by Instructor

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This environmental curriculum will be taught through in-class lectures as well as indoor and outdoor labs.  Outdoor activities usually take place at a variety of locations outside of the school, most within a reasonable driving distance but a few that may include overnight stay with the team and advisor. Field trips will be coordinated on available days with students once class starts.  At some point during the late summer, students who have committed to the course will be invited to take an overnight trip with Trish Foster for team-building purposes and initial introduction to the course.  All students who participate in this class are expected to compete in the Georgia Envirothon East Regional competition and State, if they qualify.   More details on the competitions will be provided once the Envirothon Board posts dates, closer to the time school starts.



Trish Foster

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$60 per month
Sibling discounts available-contact instructor for further details 


Materials/Lab Fee*

$100 for the school year ($30, non-refundable, paid upon registration; $30 due September 1; $40 due January 1) 
Field trips are priced by event but most are minimal or no cost.

Competition Fees*

$60 per student towards team registration for Georgia ENVIROTHON competition due by November 1; Georgia 4H events TBD but usually $15 per event

* In addition to course costs, AN ADMINISTRATIVE FEE is due FOR EACH STUDENT on the first day of EACH SEMESTER.  See COSTS PAGE for further information.


 Vantage Point Education does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin.