Environmental Education Alliance (EEA) of Georgia 2012 Annual Conference

Environmental Education Alliance (EEA) of Georgia 2012 Annual Conference

Carter and Olivia were recently invited to present their Plastic Awareness Week curriculum program at 2012 Environmental Education Alliance (EEA) of Georgia Annual Conference. The EEA of Georgia has been serving environmental educators throughout Georgia since 1992.

OMG Founders Speak at the 2012 Caring for Creation Conference

OMG Founders Speak at the 2012 Caring for Creation Conference

The event offered over 20 workshops on topics such as “A Biblical Theological Foundation for Creation Care” to “Faith Principles of Creation Care” and, of course, our specialty “Environmental Stewardship”.

OMG Founders Speak at Green Schools National Conference in Denver Colorado

OMG Founders Speak at Green Schools National Conference in Denver Colorado

OMG was invited to present our Plastic Awareness Week curriculum program and to take part in a unique forum opportunity labeled Solutions Summits.

OMG Joins Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta for their EPA Event

OMG Joins Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta for their EPA Event

If you would like to learn more about OMG’s environmental education program, our Plastic Awareness Week curriculum program, or about our Plastic Awareness Coalition, please send us an email of give us a call.

OMG Attends the Georgia Science Teachers Association 2012 Conference

OMG Attends the Georgia Science Teachers Association 2012 Conference

Olivia and Carter were recently invited to conduct a workshop about their Plastic Awareness Week curriculum program for the attendees at the 2012 Georgia Science Teachers Association Conference held at the Hyatt Hotel in Atlanta GA.

OMG Founders Present to the St. Paul UMC in SC

OMG Founders Present to the St. Paul UMC in SC

OMG’s message to the congregation is one of hope. We outline why each church community should reevaluate their current program offerings to ensure we are all focusing on the fact that as stewards of God’s creations it is up to use to protect the earth and all He has given to us.

Claxton GA agrees to end their 40+ years of Rattlesnake Roundups

Claxton GA agrees to end their 40+ years of Rattlesnake Roundups

Well, it finally happened… after almost two years of lobbying to try to save animals from being killed each year at local rattlesnake roundups, the folks in Claxton GA have agreed to change their event from one that collected and killed snakes to an event, which now celebrates the species

OMG founders speak at the Salvation Army’s Re-Effect Conference

OMG founders speak at the Salvation Army’s Re-Effect Conference

Olivia and Carter’s sincere commitment to everything they do was again apparent during the Salvation Army’s Re-Effect conference and we feel confident that our programs are something which will benefit each of the communities the Salvation Army serves.

OMG Founders Deliver Christmas Cheer in South Africa with the Help From Our Friends at CLAW and IFAW

OMG Founders Deliver Christmas Cheer in South Africa with the Help From Our Friends at CLAW and IFAW

As we learned more about their mission in South Africa, we found out that IFAW strongly supported an incredible organization called CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare) which began ten years ago with Cora Bailey’s one-woman crusade to personally provide basic veterinary services to one South African township.

Connecticut 7th Grader Wins Grand Prize in Youth Social Website Rocket21 & Captain Planet Foundation Dream Green Contest

Connecticut 7th Grader Wins Grand Prize in Youth Social Website Rocket21 & Captain Planet Foundation Dream Green Contest

Additionally, 10 year old Georgia Student Carter Ries and his sister Olivia were selected as Second Place Winners, recognized for a Plastic Awareness Week school curriculum they developed together. Both students are excited to be guests at the Atlanta event. Nine year-old Olivia noted, “This is my first ever Gala … it’s a once in a lifetime thing!” Carter added, “I’m so excited to meet the winner! I’m hoping that I meet some famous people too!”

2011 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 in OMG Educational Programs, OMG News
2011 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit

Olivia and Carter were invited to be speakers at this years 2011 Youth Ocean Summit hosted by the ‘Stow It Don’t Throw It’ organization. The inaugural event was held at the Mote Marine Laboratory in beautiful Sarasota FL.

America Idol contestants speak-out against Plastic Pollution

America Idol contestants speak-out against Plastic Pollution

Director/Producer Kate Miller and Mirror Films have created this exclusive video for Plastic Pollution Coalition. All of the Season 10 American Idol Top 11 have generously donated their time and efforts to the REFUSE campaign – a global strategic initiative aimed at inspiring people to end their dependence on disposable plastic.

Lubee Bat Conservancy Bat-Fest 2011

Posted on Oct 29, 2011 in Articles, Bats, OMG Educational Programs
Lubee Bat Conservancy Bat-Fest 2011

Recently Olivia and Carter were invited to be guest speakers at the Lubee Bat Conservancy 2011 Bat Festival. The Bat Conservancy is an international non-profit organization dedicated to protecting biological diversity through the conservation of fruit bats. They work with other organizations (such as OMG) to save fruit bats and their habitats through research, conservation, and education.

SKA Academy of Art and Design’s Plastic Awareness Program

SKA Academy of Art and Design’s Plastic Awareness Program

Recently we had the opportunity to present our program “Plastic Awareness Week” program to the extremely talented students from the SKA Academy of Art and Design school in Duluth GA. Co-founder of the school Dr. Leng Chee Chang (who is a Graduated with Ph.D. Degree in Pharmacognosy from University of Illinois at Chicago) heard about our program and invited Olivia and Carter to come and teach to several of their classes over the course of several weeks.

EEA Outdoor Learning Symposium

EEA Outdoor Learning Symposium

The 15th annual Outdoor Learning Symposium was held Friday, October 21, 2011, at Georgia Perimeter College: Decatur Campus. This year’s theme, “Leaving Footprints : Natural Paths to Learning”, evolved from many different modes and methods of Outdoor Learning. It truly refers to leaving lasting impressions or “footprints” in the minds of students and using the natural world as a path to accomplishing the many standards and concepts that must be taught and learned along the way. OMG was invited to feature our “Plastic Awareness Week” curriculum program to the many teachers and educators in attendance.