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Warnell School helps state develop ­environmental education program

UGA recently helped a state program-the ­Advanced Training for Environmental Education in Georgia Certification Program-achieve national accreditation status, making ATEEG the first to attain this standing from the North American Association for Environmental Education.

ATEEG worked with UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, which continues to serve as the program’s required certifying agent.

Having ATEEG accredited means it now will receive national recognition, and Georgia can assist other states seeking accreditation for their programs, said Kris Irwin, a senior public service associate in the Warnell School.

Educators seeking certification from the program have three years to complete a training course that includes multiple classes, documentation of specialization and an independent study project. Graduates learn new content, instructional techniques and skill development.