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Sandi Parrish, teacher at Pine Grove Elementary School in Valdosta, Georgia, said the tools were easy to use and implement in her online classroom.
“I just want to thank GFF for getting these educational resources out to teach- ers across the state,” Parrish said. “It has helped me immensely in making online teaching a fun and interactive experience for my 66 students. It is easy to use for me as a teacher and my students.”
The effect of the pandemic on the education environment has further rein- forced the value of GFF’s investment in building a digital forestry curriculum through a partnership with GPB. This partnership started in 2017 and has pro- vided world-class learning experiences focused on working forests for students in grades 3-12.
“When we originally established our partnership with GPB, our goal was to ensure that children across Georgia, no matter their geography or socio-eco- nomic status, could have access to quality forestry education resources from a trusted organization,” said GFF Chairman Ken Stewart. “With education leaders around the state determining the best path forward for their schools, it has reiterated the need for these resources to
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