Georgia Forestry Foundation honored with award from the National Association of State Foresters

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The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) has honored the Georgia Forestry Foundation (GFF) with the John Shannon Current Achievement Award for Partnerships. NASF Awards are given to individuals and organizations in recognition of outstanding work.

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“Their interactive digital platforms and innovative online games—created in partnership with groups like Georgia Public Broadcasting—bring forestry into classrooms and homes, not just across Georgia, but around the world," said Joe Fox, NASF president.

The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) has honored the Georgia Forestry Foundation (GFF) with the John Shannon Current Achievement Award for Partnerships. NASF Awards are given to individuals and organizations in recognition of outstanding work.

“The Georgia Forestry Foundation is the recipient of the 2020 John Shannon Current Achievement Award for Partnerships because they have created a terrific model for using online educational programming to illustrate the role working forests play in our everyday lives,” said Joe Fox, NASF president, NASF Awards Committee chair, and Arkansas state forester. “Their interactive digital platforms and innovative online games—created in partnership with groups like Georgia Public Broadcasting—bring forestry into classrooms and homes, not just across Georgia, but around the world.”

GFF partners with respected educators and organizations to design and develop engaging digital education curriculum and unique in-class experiences that transform the classroom. These programs establish a critical bridge between Georgia’s urban and rural communities and provide opportunities to learn and understand the importance of working forests in our daily lives.

“We are proud to support leading conservation and environmental education nonprofits such as Georgia Public Broadcasting, Chattahoochee Nature Center, Trees Atlanta and others to bring state-of-the-art educational opportunities to our children,” shared Andres Villegas, president and CEO of GFF. “This innovative programming connects people and forests, reaching urban and suburban audiences across Georgia and beyond.”

About GFF
The Georgia Forestry Foundation (GFF), established in 1990, is a 501 (c) (3) organization that acts as the educational arm of the Georgia Forestry Association. Their mission is to sustain Georgia’s forests through funding and support of leadership development, policy studies, and education to enhance the economic, environmental, and community value of working forests for Georgia. For more information, visit http://www.gfagrow.org.

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