EPA REGION IV

                                     TABLE OF CONTENTS


Introduction	1
Background	1
Ongoing Activities	1

Office of Public Affairs Organization Chart  	2
1992 Environmental Education Giants Site Locations Map	2

EPA Region IV Program Offices

Environmental Education & Public Outreach Staff	3
Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division	6
Environmental Services Division	8
Waste Management Division	'.	:'....., 8
Water Management Division	10
Office of Policy and Management	13
Office of Regional Counsel	:	14

EPA Region IV Office of Research & Development Laboratories

Athens, Georgia	•.	15
Gulf Breeze. Florida	16
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina	16

EPA Region IV States

Alabama Department of Environmental Management	18
Florida Department of Environmental Regulation	21
Georgia Department of Natural Resources	23
Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet	25
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality	27
North Carolina Department of Environment, Health and Natural Resources	29
Soutb. Carolina Department of Health afl Environmental Control	31
Tennessee Department of Education		34

Acknowledgements	Inside back cover


The Environmental Education and
Public   Outreach   Staff   was
established  in  June 1991 in  the
Office of  Public  Affairs,  EPA,
Region IV.  The main objectives of
this staff are to:

•  increase public understanding of
   EPA's mission and activities;
•  promote  public awareness of
   environmental issues;
•  advance   and   develop
   environmental   education  and
   trainm&i and
•  solicit personal  and corporate
   commitment to
  protection through education and


On November 16, 1990, President
Bush signed into law the National
Environmental  Education   Act
(Public Law 101-619).  This law
builds   upon   environmental
education  efforts  previously
undertaken by EPA and establishes
formal communication and advisory
links with educational  institutions
and other federal agencies.

Specific  provisions  of  the  law
implemented by EPA Region  IV

• awarding   environmental
  education  grants  to   support
  projects that design, demonstrate,
  and diiiaemiiMffit environmental
  education activities;

  awarding internships for college
  students and fellowships for in-
  service teachers to work with the
  professional staff of the federal
  agencies  involved  in  environ-
  mental activities; and
*  providing  for  national  and
   regional awards that recognize
   outstanding   contributions   to
   environmental education.


To implement  and administer a
comprehensive  environmental
education arjd outreach program in
EPA  Region IV.  the following
activities have been
•  Contact and  cultivate working
relationships   with   major
educational,  business  and  civic
organizations, as well as print and
broadcast  rnf^'a  to
information about EPA's operations
and activities.

•  Coordinate outreach activities to
distribute environmental education
information  to  the  public  at
exhibits, expos and conventions at
the  local,   state,  regional  and
national levels.

•  Coordinate a Region IV Speakers
Bureau to meet public requests for
       ; on environmental issues.
•  Coordinate   the  Learning
Environmental Awareness Program
(LEAP) to target a program of
education on the environment for
teachers and students in grades K-
12, and in non-formal settings such
as museums, nature centers,  4-H
clubs and other youth organizations.

•  Coordinate   the   President's
Environmental   Youth  Awards
(FEYA) Program for Region IV to
recognize   youth   projects   that
promote  local   environmental
awareness  and  channel   that
awareness tn^i posiove community
 *  Staff  a  toll-free  hot-line  to
 respond  to public requests  for
 environmental information.

 The following report is published
 by   the  EPA   Region   IV
 Environmental   Education  and
 Public Outreach Staff, Office  of
 Public   Affairs,   based  upon
 information provided by the EPA
 Region IV program offices, states
 and labs.  The main purpose is to
 report on the state of environmental
 education in Region IV during 1992
 and to share ideas and activities in
 education and outreach that others
 may  use   to   build  effective
 partnerships and further the goals of
 environmental education.

 This  report is  not intended  to
 capture "H of the many adnrafinnai
 efforts currently underway, but
 should provide a summary of some
 of the most significant outreach
 activities   taking   place   in
 environmental education in Region
 IV.   It  should provide  a good
 "snapshot"  of  Region  IV's
 environmental education picture.

 By sharing these  environmental
 education activities and successes,
 we hope to generate ideas, facilitate
 communication   among  environ-
 mental  education   professionals,
 provide networks for information
 and resource sharing, facilitate the
 identification    of  gaps   in
 environmental education resources
 and   encourage   strategies   to
 eliminate  thftnt and  avoid the
unnecessary duplication of similar
 worthwhile efforts.  We hope to
 increase   the   success   of
CTivM^nmfiri^'™  education  m  tvfi
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1992  Environmental  Education  Grants
           Site  Locations
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                       EPA REGION IV PROGRAM OFFICES
Environmental Education Grants

Contact: Noraon  BUckfliai Doyle, (404)

In 1992, $168,000 in  giants were
awarded to 27 eligible organizations
for   environmental   education
projects.   Twenty-four  of  these
awards were for $5,000 or less and
were made to  K-12 schools, non-
profit   environmental   and
educational organizations and local
youth   organizations.     Projects
included   a  wide  range   of
environmental  education activities,
which focused on all media (land,
air,   water   and  their
interrelationship).  Additionally, an
$87400 grant  was awarded to the
Elachee Nature Science  Center in
Gainesville, Georgia to develop a
mobile, interactive learning  center
for 6th-12ih graders, which focuses
on  personal habits and choices,
environmental  costs and pollution
President's Environmental Youth
Awards (PEYA) Program

Cwttwt Alice Crosby. (404) 347-3004

The PEYA  Program  recognizes
youth projects that promote local
environmental   awareness   and
channel tf«it awareness into positive
community involvement. Winning
projects receive an award from the
President  The Region IV PEYA
Program had 106 entries for  1992.
Sixty-eight were eligible to be
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 elan try BtU Scott, prtadau of ABB Environmental SytUmt, as faOuyn Fax May, hit teacher
 and Dan Gtinjant, Region Ws Assistant Regiaul Aamintxrator. (left) took an.  Johuon
 represent* kit dan at the Blue Ridge Elementary Scltoot at Evan*. Georgia, which was the
 top winner in toe 1991 Prttident'i Environmental Youth Awards, Mm. May ipontored her
 clau't entry in the competition.

judged   on  die  national  levd.
Approximately   11,000   PEYA
applications are mailed out annually
within die Region IV states.   Hie
1992 PEYA award winner  from
Region IV was Kathryn Fox May
and the 4th grade class of die Blue
Ridge Elementary School, Evans,
Georgia,   with   their   project
"Conservation Through Education -
The 3 R's (Recycling, Restoring die
Environment and Regenerating a
Love  and  Appreciation  of  our
Earth)". A regional award luncheon
was also held on December 4,1992
in   conjunction   with   ABB
Environmental  Systems,  Inc.  to
honor the winner and alternates.
Speakers Bureau

Contact: Alice Crafty. (404) 347-3004

The Region  IV  Speakers Bureau
coordinates die services  of  more
than 150 fulltime employees.  Radi
media and prugram is represented.
Created in 1990, this program sends
EPA  speakers on  environmental
topics to industry, community and
civic   groups,   as   well  as  to
universities and public and private
schools,  K-12.    In  1992,  34
volunteer speakers, and 24 locations
were visited.

Environmental Education Mailing
List Database

The office
as needed, a computerized mailing
list  database  of  approximately
11,000 schools and environmental
organizations in die region,  which
can be sorted by state and type of
school for targeted mailings. It is
                                     in tkt "EPA Journal'at the EPA'* too* or the exHbtOon held on November 16-18,1992. M
                                     Raleigh. N.C. Fnm left to right are: U*da W. UtOe, PKD. Director, North Carotota Office
                                     ofEminmrnmial Et1ue,tltm (PEE): Richard D.Nawjn. Chief. Education and Outreach. Office
                                     of Public Affain, EPA Region IV; Front it. Redmond, Jr, Director. Office of Public Affair*
                                     EPA Region IV; aid Harriet Stubta. P)Ut, Research AaodaU frofeaor. College of
                                     Education and ftydWogy. North CaroUna State Univeaity and Sd-lMc Master Teacher*.
                                     Th* exhibit war kdd to connection with Ike conference entitled "BvUding a Shored Vitton for
                                     Emiivnmeiuul Education in North Carolina", which a reported in more detail to the North
                                     Carolina section of this publication.
                                    developing   a   database   of
                                    foundations  and  other  iundtog
                                    sources to assist unsuccessful EPA
                                    environmental   education   grant
                                    applicants  in  locating  alternate
                                    sources  of  funding   for   their
Earth Grams

Contact: Jim Doyle, (404) 347-3004

Earth Grams is a computer game
based upon the popular Wheel of
Fortune  game  show.    It  was
developed as an Mw^»tio"a1 tool for
grades 4-12 at exhibits or for school
presentations.   Earth  Grams are
environmental  messages,   which
provide the solution to the puzzle.
Another computer  game  called
Earth  Clews,  in  the  Whodunit
format, is being developed for the
7-12 grade levels.

Exhibits and Shows

Contact: Waley Lwnbert. (404) 347-3004

As pan of our ongoing  outreach
efforts, EPA Region IV takes part
in exhibits, shows, fairs, festivals,
expos  and conventions whenever
participation   contributes   to
environmental   education.
Participation in 1992 included:

*  Arbor Day Activities, Crabapple
   School, Atlanta, GA, Feb; 21

• Georgia Conservancy  Youth
  Conference,   Callaway
  Gardens, Feb. 28
* National Minority Env Career
  Conference,   Atlanta,   GA,
  March 21-24
• Env   Waste   Management
  Conference, Atlanta, GA, April
• Atlanta Braves Env Awareness
  Day, Braves Stadium, April 12
• Earth Day  Awareness Expo,
  Underground Atlanta, April 23
• Earth Day/Month Celebration,
  StiTrek Museum, April 25-26
• Covington Clean & Beautiful
  Covington, GA, April 26
• Env Day, Darlington Elementary
  School, Rome, GA, May 8
* Georgia   PTA   Conference,
  Columbus, GA, May 15-17
• EnviroMeet   Conference,
  Tuscatoosa, AL, July 27-31
* Sunbelt  Agricultural  Expo,
  Moultric, GA, Oct. 13-15
* N.C.Enyiromnental Education
  Conference, Raleigh, NC, Nov.
• Gun* of Mexico Symposium,
  Tarpon Springs, FL, Dec. 10-12
       cnvuom&c&t&l  cducfltioti
literature and posters are distributed
during these events.
Public   Notices,   Meetings,
Contact: Alice Craby/LawScM, (404) 347-

One   hundred  fifty-one  public
notices  were issued,  two public
meetings and two public bearings
were  coordinated by  this office
during 1992. This included making
all arrangements for the  meeting
facility, room arrangements, audio-
visual equipment, handicap needs,
court  reporters, security,  when
needed, and provisions for follow-
up documentation.  Also, a current
computerized   list  of   permit
programs is maintained.
Volunteer Outreach Program

Contact Wedey Uobot. (404) 347-3004

EPA  employees  are  currently
volunteering for a wide variety of
programs   in   their  local
such  as  tutoring,  science  fair
judging  hi  the  Atlanta  Public
Schools and Apple Corps and a
mcotocuis prostfloi  with  dflnc*
Atlanta   University.      Brian
Holtzclaw, an  employee  in  the
Waste Management Division,  was
honored as a winner in the Take
Pride   in  America   program,
sponsored by the U.S. Department
of ulterior, for his volunteer efforts
in 1992.  We are also developing a
volunteer bank, which ia a list of
organizations available where EPA
employees  can volunteer  men-
International Piugiaais

Comics: Nonmut Blade. (404) 347-3004

The office has acted as host for
numerous  groups of international
visitors.   The agendas for these
visits generally include technical
presentations from EPA Region IV
staff; as well  as an opportunity to
receive and exchange information to
strcQKtuGQ  iTTtenvitto^Vm  networks
for  environmental   education.
Visitors from countries hosted in
1992 included representatives from:

- Brazil (2)
. Bahrain (1)
- Chile (1)
- Czechoslovakia (6)
-India (5)
 - Japan (1)
 -Nepal (2)
 - Russia (2)
 - Sri Lanka (1)

 Regional/State/Local Networks

 The  office  established  working
 relationships and partnerships with
 a number of federal, state, local and
 private sector organizations during
 1992 to expand its environmental
           and  outreach efforts.
 These include:

 •  Geosphere   Environmental
 Youth  Camp was developed for
 25-30   underprivileged   middle
 school youth in  the metro Atlanta
 area  in  partnership  with   the
 National  Park  Service,  Georgia
 PTA   Council's   Environmental
 Education   Committee   and
 Geosphere  Center.   Curriculum
 included water quality, air quality,
 wildlife   habitats   and   resource
 stewardship.     The  instructional
 activities met the Georgia Quality
 Basic   Education   Act   core
 curriculum guidelines.  The «™p
 was  a  3-day   weekend  activity
 beginning  on  a  Friday,  which
 counted as a regular school day for
 the participating pupils. Region IV
 plans to continue this partnership by
 adding   coastal   waters   to   the
 Curriculum. Cottttct: Alice Crosby, (404)

 • Atlanta Braves Environmental
 Awareness Day was coordinated in
 partnership with the U.S. Fish  &
 Wildlife   Service.   Georgia
 Conservancy, Georgia Department
 of  Natural  Resources,  Georgia
 Wildlife Federation, National Park
 Service,  U.S. Forest Service, U.S.
 Geological   Survey,   Nature
.Conservancy, Corps of Engineers,
 Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Save the
 Manatee Club, Zoo Atlanta, Turner
 Broadcasting System "^  National

Foundation ID Protect  America's
Eagles.  This event was held at the
Atlanta-Fulton  County  Stadium
daring the opening week of the
Atlanta   Staves  1992  baseball
season, with an estimated 50,000 in
attendance,  COM** Wedey Lunbext
(404) 347-3004

*  Shenandoah Environment &
Education   Center   is   a
business/education   partnership
established  by  Georgia  Power
Company  in 1991.  The National
Environmental Education Act was
featured in their Shenandoah Earth
Minute segment, which is broadcast
on more  than 150  radio stations
throughout Georgia.
Contact: Alice Grotty. (404) 347-3004

Other Education  &  Outreach

•  Earth Day Awareness Expo at
Underground Atlanta was staffed
by approximately 20 employees at
10 exhibit booths in partnership
with   the  Georgia  Nature
Conservancy,  MARTA,  Georgia
Lung Association and Campaign for
a Prosperous Georgia,  The office
arranged for radio station V-103, in
Atlanta, to broadcast live during the
expp.  Contact: Alice Craby, (404) 347-

•  Earth  Day/Month  1992  - in
addition to displays at Underground
Atlanta   and  SciTrek  Museum
during  April,   speakers   gave
presentations throughout the month
during lunch and learn sessions on
a variety of environmental topics.
The office sponsored an Earth Day
T-shirt  contest,  with  an   all-
employee T-shirt day on Earth Day,
and distributed about 800 dogwood
trees,  500 packages  of  wildflower
seeds  donated by the Pennington
Seed   Company   of  Madison,
Georgia,  as well  as posters  and
environmental  literature  during
presentations at local schools and
other local Earth Day events.
Com** Alice Craby. (404) 347-3034

*  Sunbelt  Agricultural
Exposition,  Moultrie,  GA - this
agribusiness  expo   hosted
approximately 203,000 persons and
featured 817 exhibitors in 1992 mat
displayed all types of information
from  the  latest  techniques in
fawning to modern equipment. Our
office coordinated six exhibits and
18 exhibitors from various maHfat,
including representatives from Ah*,
Waste and Water Divisions and the
Environmental Services Division in
Athens, Georgia. This is probably
the most intensive) education omt
outreach  effort to the agricultural
community during the year.
Contact: Wetley Umbext. (404) 347-3004

•  Environmental  education
packages to
teacbers/stndents/public   -   our
office receives approximately 20-30
requests per week for environmental
education mafrpaig  Approximately
300 packages were assembled and
sent out in 1992 upon either phone
or written request  to be  used as
teaching   aids,  for  reports,  etc.
Contact: Alice  Ciwby/Kae HaDiiey. (404)

•  Briefings & Presentations - the
staff  responded    to   various
invitations  for   speaking
engagements   about  EPA's
environmental   education   and
outreach program to a wide variety
of   audiences    in  1992.
Organizations  included:   Atlanta
Adult  Learning  Center,  Atlanta,
Georgia;  State Public Information
Officers Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia;
Edison Electric Institute Educational
Services   Committee,   Tampa,
Florida;  University  of  Central
Florida, Orlando, Florida; SAMAB
 Environmental   Education
 Conference, Gadinburg, Te
and North Carolina Environmental
pflffctitmi  Conference,  Raleigh,
North Carolina. We also delivered
presentations at various staff and
committee meetings throughout the
Cmucc Alice Craby, (404) 347-3004

•  Minority outreach programs -
the   staff awarded  a  $20,000
environmental education grant  to
Park Pride Atlanta, identified by
former  President  Jimmy Carter's
Atlanta Project as  one in need of
assistance and also served on the
regional  environmental   equity
committee.  Contact Weafey Umbext,
(404) 347-3004

Clean Air Act Outreach

Contact: Dong Nedey, (404) 347-2864

A variety of outreach activities
were conducted  to inform  the
public, interest groups, industry and
professional associations about new
and  emerging provisions  of the
1990 Clean Air Act These included
provisions on transportation related
air pollution and  mobile source
control requirements. A number of
          were  told  about  the
opportunities to  control  mobile
source emissions  that exceed the
mandates of the Act and provide
allowances  for  future  growth in
urban nonattainment areas. Specific
exhibits on mobile sources were set
up  during   the  year  at  several

Examples  of major  presentations
and exhibits include:         '

*  Triad Planners - February 1992
•  Cogeneration Society - March
•  Atlanta Gas Light Seminar for
   Industrial   and  Commercial
   Customers - April 1992
•  Georgia Society of Professional
   Engineers - April 1992
*  Geophysical Colloquium, Clark
   University - November 1992
*  Exhibits   at   Underground
   Atlanta & Scitrek - May 1992
Air   Toxics  Early  Redactions
  ""^1 will

Conuet Stnm Pwiy, (404) 347-2*64

Presentations were rnai\f. about the
program  to  reduce  air  toxics
emissions  early.   This   program
targets   sources   subject   to
technology standards, which will be
•promulgated pursuant to  the Clean
Air Act Title  m provisions,  and
allows  a six-year  compliance
extension  if   enforceable
commitments are obtained to secure
air toxics emission reductions prior
to the establishment of emission
standards. Major  presentations in
1992  included  AT&T,  Southern
Bell, Georgia Power, RJ. Reynolds,
Duke Power^nd Polyken.

Lead  Orientation Training

CoaUctTlxalie Cox. (404) 347-2864

Several  classroom   presentations
were   made   in   October   and
November on requirements for the
national   ambient   air   quality
standard  for  lead,   including
techniques for detecting and abating
problems  with  lead-based paint
The   audiences   included
representatives from the Department
of  Housing  and   Urban
Development, the  American Lung
Association, State/Local  programs
and   various  contracting  firms.
These classes were hosted by the
Georgia  Institute of  Technology
Continuing Education Department.
Pesticides Outreach

Coottet Fmfcnck Kapd. (404) 347-5201

Region  IV continued to conduct
various outreach activities to target
groups to assure that information
about pesticides programs reaches
the widest possible audience. The
presentations and outreach included
activities at large public gatherings,
meetings   of  professional
organizations,   and   information
meetings with state agencies. The
displays wd the materials hiv
Pickens County Technical Institute.
Region IV also responded to 2,650
telephone inquiries concerning Title
VI  and  the regulations  to  be
implemented thereunder.  Tide VI
regulations  woe  mailed  upon
request  Region IV responded to
inquiries   from  a   number   of
reporters and personnel appeared on
two newscasts.

Contact: Cindy Kester, (706) 546-3133

1992 Sunbelt Agricultural Expo

The Ecological Support Branch's
staff presented an  exhibit at the
1992 Sunbelt Agricultural Expo, in
Moulbie,  Georgia.    The exhibit
presented information on activities
with non-point source pollution, the
use   of  macromvertebrates   as
indicators   of   pollution
contamination  and other general
Ecological   Support   Branch

High School Student Mentor

The Ecological Support Branch's
staff served as mentor to a local
high school student, who worked
during the summer in its toxicity
testing program.

Tours and Lectures

The  Environmental   Services
Division's Support Branch's  staff
conducted tours and lectures for
college students and classes about
laboratory activities.  These dealt
with the division's laboratory

Environmental  Youth   Camp

Ron Barrow and  John Williams,
Environmental   Compliance
Unit/Water Compliance Unit and
Don Schultz and Phyllis Meyers,
Ecological  Support Branch  made
presentations   at  the   first
Environmental Youth Camp, which
was co-sponsored by the EPA and
the  U.S.   Forest   Service.    In
addition, Jerry Burger and Richard
Guillot, Environmental Compliance
Unit/Air   Compliance,  made  a
presentation about criteria-pollutant
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presentations  and   hands-on
activities    were   enthusiastically
received by about 25 bright, Atlanta
area middle school students.

Hazardous  Waste  Site   Field
Investigation Seminar

Rod  Davis,  Environmental
Compliance   Branch/Hazardous
Waste Section, conducted a seminar
entitled  "Hazardous  Waste  Site
Held   Investigations"  for  die
University  of   Georgia
Environmental   Health  Science
Department (EHSD).

Seminars about Hazardous Wast*
Regulations and Management

Bill  Cosgrove,    Environmental
Compliance   Branch/Hazardous
Waste  Section,  conducted  two
seminars for the EHSD. One was
entitled "EPA's Organization and
Hazardous Waste Regulations" and
the  other  "An  Introduction  to
RCRA:      Hazardous  Waste
Management Program."
Instructors   for  University  of
Georgia Session

Bill  Cosgrove also  served as  an
instructor  for  a  two-week-long
EHSD session entitled "Water and
Waste-water Engineering."   Mike
Bowden,   Environmental
Compliance Branch/Air and Water
Compliance  Section,  taught  the
session's  water  treatment   part.
John Williams, Louis Salguero and
Antonio Quinones, also of die Air
and  Water  Compliance Section,
conducted, the course's laboratory

Presentations  at   Elementary

Bill Cosgrove presented  a lecture
and discussion entitled "EPA and
Pollution Control" to students at
Oglethorpe  County  Elementary

Office of Solid Waste

Contact Roto Mitchell, (404) 347-2091
"Gone with the Waste" Video

This video, developed jointly with
Turner Broadcasting  Systems,  is
intended to educate, citizens in the
Southeast  about  the  solid  waste
management problems we face.  It
focuses on what we can do to help
solve the problem by reducing die
amount  of   waste   generated,
recycling as much as possible and
making   environmentally-sound
consumer decisions. More than 200

copies of foe video were distributed
throughout the Southeast

Southeast  Recycled   Products
Procurement Conference

The staff have prepared for die
second Southeast Recycled Products
Procurement  Conference,   which
was sponsored by EPA Region IV
and the  National Association of
State  Purchasing   Officials  on
February 15-16, 1993, in Orlando,
Florida.  The conference provided
purchasing officials from all levels.
of  government  and  the  private
sector   information   on   the
availability, quality,  and cost of
recycled content products. Sessions
dealt with products such as paper,
plastics, glass, metals, spent fuels
     building  and  construction
              The   "Ask  the
Procurement Official* session gave
vendors  an  opportunity  to  ask
government  purchasing  officials
how their purchasing system works
and what recycled  products they
want to procure.

Atlanta   FEE   Workshop   on
Recycled Product Procurement

EPA Region IV conducted this half-
day workshop hi cooperation with
General  Services  Administration
Region IV (GSA). The workshop
was  intended  specifically   for
purchasing personnel in the Federal
agencies belonging to the  Federal
Executive  Board  (FEB).     It
provided   information  on   the
requirements   of   the   Federal'
Procurement   Guidelines   and
recycled content products available
on GSA Schedule.

Recycling Conferences

The Office of Solid Waste (OSW)
representatives attended  recycling
conferences   at  Cherokee,  NC,
Chattanooga,  IN, Nashville, TN,
Waycross, GA, Moultrie, GA, and
Columbia, SC   It displayed the
OSW exhibit at each and made
available   to   all   attendees
publications  concerning  recycling
an^ land-filling.

Solid   Waste   Management
Assistance Grants

Several of the grants awarded by
the  OSW   have   educational
components,  including  the

•  Alabama   Department  of
Environmental   Management
developed a comprehensive public
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source   reduction, recycling, and
•  Georgia   Department   of
Community  Affairs conducted  a
series of inyrne ctimpos^^p traminB
workshops    and  established
composting  demonstration  sites
throughout the state.   .

•  Kentucky  Department   for
Environmental   Protection   is
developing   curriculum   for
secondary science and social studies

Conttcc Betty Winter. (404) 347-2643

Coloring Book for 3rd-5th Grades
about Landfill Hazards
Supernmd Branch creafeda32-page
coloring   book  entitled  "The
Superrund  Team   and  Mother
Mouse", which is aimed at the 3-5
grades.   The  coloring book  has
been  a  great   success,  and  is
featured   at   the   new  EPA
Information Center m Washington,

Initially  100,000   copies  were
printed and 97,300 were distributed
in 1992. A letter that told about the
book's availability and a copy of it
was   sent  in   June  to  every
elementary   school   hi  Georgia.
Teachers welcomed the book as an
environmental segment tool in their
Science curriculum,  and requests
for it poured   in.   One  feature
teachers like is the page directed to
"Mom and Dad." Supexiund feels it
educates  the adults as well  as the
A bonus from die book has been
the requests for EPA scientists to
visit the schools. Some Regional
Program Managers have already
fulfilled those requests. Many more
requests have been passed  on to
other Region IV outreach programs.
Region  DTs Nevada office  has
requested permission to reprint the
coloring book, and Fort McPherson,
in  Atlanta,  Georgia,   requested
copies for their library.

Site-Specific  Videos  and   1993
In an effort to help the public
particularly children, understand the
need  to save the environment by
recycling  and the grave hazards
posed by landfills, the South
The South Superfimd Branch has
also produced two  site-specific
"Success Story" videos for use at
public    meetings.   The   South
Superfimd Branch has completed
plans to f«'«ii*'n^ its educational
outreach program to  schools for
1993, and has begun to build  a
library of videotapes and materials
for that purpose.


Coastal Programs

Contact: Constance Akzaader. (404) 347-

Indian River Lagoon

*  Funded  Indian  River  Lagoon
Regional Environmental Educators
Conference   for  environmental
educators for  five counties and
coordinated   participation   by
Environmental Learning Centers in
five counties.  As a follow-up, the
program published a catalog about
the  conference  to   further  an
informational exchange.   It  also
organized informational distribution
and prepared a brochure ID promote
the centers with the general public
and schools.

•  Developed  Tram  the  Trainer
Workshops designed to train  the
Citizen   Action   Committee's
members   about  the  problems
associated with the estuary.  This
will enable the committee to inform
the community about the  National
Estuary  Program's purpose  and

•  Watershed  Action  Committee
Projects  are   small   scale
demonstration projects, which  are
followed up with technical reports.
Their purpose  is  to  bring  local
governmental agencies  together to
resolve  environmental problems.

Tampa Bay

•  Funded field trips for 700 pupils
and parents  to sites  related to
Tampa Bay's environment
*  Funded seven teacher workshops,
which reached approximately 3000
children  and   several  hundred
teachers in the Tampa Bay area.

• Florida Yard has  worked to
educate Florida residents about the
benefits to surface water quality,
groundwater resources and  native
wildlife habitat that result from yard
vegetation that is native to each
climatic area.
• Provided public education about
storm   water  pollution    and
finphflsCT*^ water conservation and
reduced <*hf*n'fnl use.
* Developed  strong  community
and   county   involvement   in
measures  to conserve  the  bay's

Florida  Keys  National Marine

• Six  Water  Quality  Protection
Workshops  were sponsored with
• In cooperation with NOAA, EPA
DTQVluCS   OD20ID2   lUDutOK  tO
develop videos about water quality
for use by local television stations
in the keys,

Near Coastal Waters Program

• The   Volunteer  Monitoring
Program   has   successfully  built
consensus between  EPA. Florida
and Brevard and Volusia counties,
in Florida.
• The   Region's   program
participates  in  a  network  of
outreach  programs that  focus on
enhancing multi-media coordination.
OSV Anderson

The Region has sponsored tours of
the Ocean Sailing Vessel (OSV)

Coastal Program Section

•  A brochure and display are being
prepared to support these programs
and  allow EPA to  disseminate
information  about  them  to the
appropriate   governmental
•  The section is spearheading the
production  of  a  video  entitled
"From the Mountains to the Coast",
which  will deal with issues  that
occur  in  me  watersheds.    A
teacher's padn** and an educational
poster ate also being prepared. The
video, teacher's packet and poster
will be designed for inclusion hi the
Water Sourcebook being developed
by the Region's Water Division.
atal Equity
•  The Coastal Program focuses on
the  National   Estuary   Program
Offices, the Florida Keys National
Estuary Program  and  the  Near
Coastal Waters Program to ensure
the  mclwsKF1   of environmental
•  The program participated in the
Region's  Environmental  Equity
Conference   in   Atlanta,   in
September. •
Drinldng Water

Contact: Krifti WttkJas, (404) 347-2913

Mobilization Program

The  Mobilization  Program's
purpose is  to  communicate the
importance of «>fe drinking water
to public  water consumers of all
ages.  To do this it carried out the

•  Developed  a   comprehensive
environmental  education  project
entitled  "LEGACY -  Partners in
Environmental   Education"   in
conjunction  with  the  State  of
              This   educational

program involves State and Federal
agencies,  business,  corporations,
private organizations,  universities,
and  public groups.   Coca Cola,
Georgia  Pacific,  the  Cherokee
Indian Tribe, Martin Marietta, and
the  International  Life   Sciences
Institute nave been approached to
encourage broader participation.

•  Developing   a   K-12   Water
Sourcebook curriculum. The Water
Sourcebook   will   lay   out
environmental factors pertaining to
all water resources  and will be
compiled  very  similarly  to  a
textbook with  activities  and labs,
reference materials, and a. glossary.
The  grade 3-5 draft edition of the
Water Sourcebook was developed
during FT*  92.   Sourcebook is
currently  being   reviewed  for
technical accuracy and field tested
simultaneously in schools across the
nation.   Arrangements  for field
testing are being made.

*  Sponsored a  Poster Contest for
Tribal Students tO
Safe Drinking Water Week (May 3-
9, 1992).  This contest made tribal
children more aware of the need for
a  clean environment in  order to
keep our  drinking water sources

•  Sponsored exhibits at the Atlanta
Summit   Building  to   celebrate
Drinking    Water  Week;   at
Underground Atlanta during Earth
Week;  at the  International Life
Sciences Institute's Safety of Water
Disinfection   Conference;  at   die
Cherokee  Indian  First   National
Tribal Environmental Management
Conference;  and at the  Southeast"
Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition.

Municipal Facilities

Contact: Krwti Watkut, (404) 347-2913
Legacy/Water Sourcebook

LEGACY,  Inc. is a coalition of
state  and  federal   agencies,
environmental   associations,
educators, interested individuals antl
industries whose  objective is to
promote  statewide  environmental
education in Alabama for grades K-
12. EPA has been active mainly in
the   development   of  a
comprehensive Water Sourcebook.
A summer workshop was held  with
teachers from across the nation to
help prepare a draft for use in
grades 3-5, which is now being
field   tested  in  schools  across
America  and will be reviewed by
the EPA  for tarfmtr«i accuracy.
North Carolina Self-Help Project

The EPA has  awarded a grant to
the Rensselaerville Institute to assist
two small communities in  North
Carolina,  which have  water  and
waste water system problems to
restructure by sharing  facilities
and/or services with nqarby water
systems.   The cnmimmitiBt were
chosen  because they  have  the
greatest number of separate systems
in Region IV.
Alabama Training Coalition

This consists of organizations and
agencies in Alabama, which provide
training and assistance  to  water
system operators.   The coalition
will assess training needs, develop
a strategy to fulfill those needs and
help   implement   training   that
improves systems' operations and is
related  to   operator certification
requirements.     The   Alabama
Department   of   Environmental
Management will be the coalition's
focal point
 Pollution Prevention

 Florida has been awarded $100,000
 to develop workshops and a video
 that address the health  effects  of
 lead, federal and state  regulatory
 perspectives,  the  fundamentals  of
 corrosion control treatment and
 water quality impacts.  The video
 will  help  small  and  medium
 systems  implement the  Lead and •
 Copper Rule.  A software package
 will also be developed to help water
 systems optimize corrosion control,
 distribution system configurations
 and related subjects, and  a 20-
 mimite-krag video will be made for
 use  by  small systems with  no

 Technology Reference Book and

 Region IV compiles a book listing
 every expert in the Region in Public
 Water  Supply and Public  Water
 Supply Supervision. The book may
 be used as a ready reference by the
 states.  The Region will also host
 technology workshops for one-on-
 one 'fchnical guidance.

 Technology Transfer Conference

 Region IV hosted a semi-annual
 conference to allow Indian public
 water system (PWS) operators  to
 share ideas about managing a qnaii
 Indian  PWS and get information
 from EPA they need to  remain  in
 compliance with  federal drinking
 water regulations.

Electronic Bulletin Board

The   Region   has   established
electronic mail (E-mail) numbers
for each of its eight states, and the
states  have  successfully   gotten
information  from  E-mail.    The
Drinking Water  Act (DWA) has
also made the   Certified Lab

Database available on
Water  Bulletin  Board. Ibis data
base is now available to the state
and Indian tribes in the Region.

A   number   of  environmental
education projects were submitted
to  headquarters for  extra-mural
funding.  Those submitted include:

•  The development and creation, in
coordination with the Worldsong
Children's Theater, of a 45-minute-
long  theater  production  to  be
featured  during  drinking  water
week.    It would  help young
audiences  understand   the
importance of water  quality  and
drinking water.
*  Coordinate with Atlanta *"** the
Sci-Trek  Museum  to  create  a
permanent interactive water exhibit
for children.  A scale model water
treatment system to demonstrate the
transition  of "dirty" water to safe
drinking water would be designed
and built

•  Educate state  legislatures  and
officials about the importance of
implementing  drinking   water
standards and encourage more focus
on the state's capacity to effectively
implement die Safe Drinking Water
Act The  Region will hold a state-
wide conference for legislators and
officials to help accomplish this.

•  Initiate a state-wide Adopt-A-
Stream  program in Georgia to be
managed  by the Georgia  Rural
Water Association (GRWA).  The
program  would  focus   on
educational  information,  training
sessions and make on-site, hands-on
                    available  to
small and very small rural water
systems  by  "Compliance Group
Managers".    These  individuals
would be volunteer students  from
higher  education  schools,  who
would  get  araA»mif  credit  for
taking part  The managers would
be framed  by GRWA  with  help
from EPA Region IV and Georgia.

Contact Nancy Buran. (404) 347-2126

A Common Sens* Guide to Rural
Environmental Protection

The publication "A Common Sense
Guide  to  Rural  Environmental
Protection"  has   been  specially
developed to provide farmers  and
rural  homeowners  with practical
assistance in  dealing with rural
environmental problems.

The  guide deals with common,
concerns,  such  as: safe drinking
water from wells; the protection of
underground   drinking   water
sources;  the  proper  disposal  of
wastes from septic tanks; excessive
nutrients and toxins in  rivers and
lakes  as a result of  runoff with
fertilizer  and  pesticides  from
agricultural  oops, gardens  and
lawns; the management of wastes
from   concentrated   animal
operations; and wetlands.


The Watershed Unit exhibited at the
following events:

•  Sunbelt  Agricultural   Expo,
   Moultrie, Georgia
•  Southeastern   Resource
   Conservation and Development
   Association meeting, in Florida
•  Co-sponsored  exhibit at Land
   and  Water  201  Agricultural
   Water  Quality  Conference,  in
   Exhibition, in Atlanta, Georgia


Contact Jenntfw Detby,(404) 347-2126

The Wetlands Planning Unit (WPU)
outreach and education efforts have
targeted  specific  groups  within
Region IV,  including school age
children,  and   the  <^wcfllional.
landowners   and   developers,
fanning/forestry,  and   sand/rock
Educational Wetlands Exhibit

WPU displayed  an 8 ft x 10 ft
           wetlands exhibit
at various events. Regulatory and
planning imit p»r»n
events  to answer  questions  and
distribute  educational
Some  of
           the  events  attended
• Co-sponsored   exhibit   at
               Poultry fllMl  Egg
•  Palmetto  Sponmea's  Classic,
   Columbia, SC. March, 1992
•  Sunbelt   Agricultural   Expo,
   Moultrie, GA, October, 1992
•  Wetlands   Advanced
   Identification  Program   public
   meeting,       Albany,   GA,
   November, 1992
•  National Boy Scouts of America
   Jamboree,  Atlanta, GA, Nov.

Wetlands   are   Wonderlands
Posters and Activity Page

The WPU completed the mailing of
4400 "Wetlands are Wonderlands"
posters and activity page for pupils
to elementary schools in counties
targeted in the Region's High Risk
Geographic Wetlands Areas.  An
additional 10,000  of these posters
were  received through  an $8,500
cooperative agreement with TVA.

Wetlands Coloring Book

Hie WPU issued  a  grant  to  the
Georgia Conservancy to assist in
toe  production  of   a  wetlands
coloring  book, with  a story-line,
and description of the values and
functions of wetlands.
Landowner's  Guide to Forested

Toe WPU is currently working with
the US  Forest  Service  and  the
Wetlands  Regulatory   Unit  to
publish a "Landowners Guide to
Forested Wetlands".   Ibis  guide
will provide information  on  the
404(f)   exemptions.    Best
Management Practices, and lists of
federal and state agency contacts.
Two Interpretive Sign Series for
Wetlands Trails

Two interpretative sign  series for
wetlands trails have been developed
in cooperation with the TVA.  They
are   entitled  the   bottomland
hardwood series and the constructed
wetland series, and will be available
for  distribution   throughout the
Wetlands Awareness Day
In  connection  with  the  yearly
celebration  of American Wetlands
Month,  in  May,  the WPU  and
Georgia Conservancy sponsored a
wetlands awareness  day  at  the
Chattahoochee Nature  Center in
Roswell, GA.    For  the 1993-
American Wetlands Month, WPU
plans to develop  a nation-wide
wetlands travel  guide  series to
increase the public's understanding
of the wetlands.

Working closely with the Office of
Public  Affairs,  WPU  developed
press releases for all awarded FY
92  State   Wetlands   Protection
Development Grants.  In addition,
WPU and the Soil  Conservation
Service produced a journal article
featuring wetlands.

Informational booklet

An informational booklet  for the
private landowner will be developed
to dcscnoc Tn^i^iyi^T^n^s to pfotoct
wetlands,   including  acquisition,
incentives  and disincentives  and
                                   OFFICE  OF  POLICY  AND
       Ciffilene Allen. (404) 347-7109

Pollution  Prevention   (Global
Climate Change)
Region IV is actively implementing
its  pollution  prevention  piogiaui
and global climate change (GCQ
activities through both inreacb and
outreach   projects.      Specific
activities include the following:

Save Energy & Save the Earth
"Save Energy  & Save  the Earth"
brochures,  which  describe  how
pollution sources in the home can
            , have been distributed
at home shows, exhibits, seminars
tiny   through   the  "Earthwalk"
program.    More  man  13,000
brochures  have been  distributed,
often in person (by volunteers) to
homes in Georgia.  Garden clubs
and  churches  have also  recently
 been included hi the campaign.

 Green Lights

 This  voluntary,   non-regulatory
 program   encourages   American
 corporations   to   upgrade   their
 lighting   systems   with  energy-
 efficient  technologies,  but  only
 where  profitable.    Region  IV
 actively  implements this program
 through   seminars,   press
 conferences,   workshops,  phone
 contacts, mailings,  and scheduled
 corporate  meetings.    Dr.  Cory
 Berish, Region IV's Green lights
 Liaison, has presented information
 on the  Green Lights program to
 such  prospective  members  as
 Georgia Power, Atlanta Committee
 for  the  Olympic  Games  and
 Other  Region IV staff members
 have also presented material on
 energy  efficiency  to more  than
 3,000 individuals.

 Planet Protection Center Progr
As a result of our efforts, Home
Depot has developed advertisements
that educate the consumer about
pollution prevention and monetary
savings.  Currently, Home Depot
distributes  this  material  in  188
stores across the country.

Environmental Equity

Region IV currently works with the
seven most active low-cost housing
developers  to link  environmental
equity with energy efficiency by
including energy-efficiency in their
designs.   Southface,  a nonprofit
environmental organization which
often assists EPA  and which is
noted  for its affordable housing
projects, is working with the Carter
(Atlanta) Project on plans  for the
construction of more than 200 new
homes within  the next few years.

These housing plans woe presented
at   die   Environmental   Equity
conference  held in  Atlanta  on
September 14-15, 1992.

Reducing the Risk of Sea Level
Rise   in  Region   IV   Coastal
Various GCC studies indicate
the rate of sea level rise is expected
to increase over die next 100 years.
Many low-lying coastal areas and
associated natural resources are at
risk  from  sea  level  rise.    An
educational packet being prepared
by Region IV will be distributed to
those counties at risk from sea level
rise  across the  Southeast.  In the
past year, Region IV staff members
have also  presented material on
GCC and energy efficiency to more
than 3,000 individuals.


Cootie* Melioa Heath, (404) 347-2641, ext

Region   IV   has  negotiated  a
cooperative   project   called
EarthBond  with  CTSI,  Inc.,  a
California firm, to promote energy
awareness  and  savings  among
homeowners.    EarthBond   will
involve  the distribution of energy-
and water-saving  information and
products, as  did  the Eatthwaflc
project,  which was  successfully
undertaken  in  1992 by the Region
and Sierra  Club.   Hie project's
costs  will   be  underwritten  by
private  sponsors.    CTSI,  which
acted  as project  manager  for a
successful  water-saving  project,
named "WaterWise",  for a water
management  district  in southern
California, will organize, promote
and manage the project The EPA
will  contribute  educational and
technical information and materials.

Environmental Equity

Contact C»rttoa Wtfertaue, (404) 347-
2641, ext 2276

The Office of Regional Counsel
(ORQ supplied two speakers for a
summer   institute  for   African
American junior and  senior high
school students. The institute, held
in Waycross, Georgia, is an annual
event, which  is  sponsored  by
Waycross College and Waycross
area churches. The ORC speakers
addressed environmental laws and
regulations   and   environmental
equity issues.

Red Clay Conference

Contact*:   Victoria   George;   Carltoi
Waiohoue. (404) 347-3777

Spoke about solid waste  landfill
regulations  and community and
citizen right to know suits at a two-
day-long  conference  in April,  in
Athens,   Georgia,   which   was
sponsored  by the Environmental
Law Association and University  of
Georgia School of Law.


Made the following presentations
about ecological, conservation and
career subjects:

•  Warren   Jackson   Elementary
   School, Fulton County, Georgia,
   to 50 second grade pupils
•  Camp Creek Elementary School,
   Gwinnett County, Georgia, to 30
   second  grade pupils
•  Tilson   Elementary   School,
   DeKalb County,  Georgia, to 120
   second  grade pupils
•  Kemp   Elementary   School,
   Clayton County,  to 150  fifth
   grade pupils
   Contact Wflda  Cotfc, (404) 347-2641,
   ext 2236

•  Lawrenceville   Elementary
   School, Lawrenceville, Georgia,
   to 25 fourth grade pupils
   Coutact Matt Moral. (404) 347-3777

•  Henderson   Mill   Elementary
   School,   DeKalb   County,
   Georgia, ID 25 first grade pupils
•  Camp   Alterman,  Dunwoody,
   Georgia, a summer youth camp,
   to staff
   Contact Mindy  WutRnu, (404) 347-


Canoe* Viktt Ktte McDuid. (706) 546-

Partners in Education

Since die Fourth Street Elementary
School opened two years ago, die
Environmental Research Laboratory
(ERL), in  Athens, has entered  a
joint agreement with die school to
sponsor math and environmental-
ecology, educational activities, The
following activities were done in

• Environmental  and   Ecology
Science Camp: Fundraisers to send
six  children to  the  Rock Eagle
Summer Science Camp  at Rock
Eagle, Ga. This is a two-week-long
science and ecology experience for
5th graders.

• Nature  Trail:  Fourth  Street
School  pupils, faculty and  EPA
employees  have  completed a two-
mile-jong  nature  trail  on  the
school's 20-acre campus.   The
pupils learn  to make markers to
identify various plants and trees in
the  natural habitat.   During the
summer, die trail was cleared and
small side rails, bud nouses, wane-
overs, park  benches  and swings
were built  These group activities
exposed the pupils to die ecology of
a habitat; importance of wetlands;
beauty, balance and enjoyment of
nature;  lamlscuping aiu^  building
identification;  forestry  habitat;
cooperative social skills; and hard

•  Faculty  Tours:   The  school's
teachers and administrative staff
have attended a four-hour tour of
the EPA laboratory facilities.

•  Essay   Contest:   The  EPA
sponsored the Young  Inventors
Contest   with   awards   and
recognition for me  winners.  All
grades were encouraged to enter by
describing their new ideas in essay
and poster format.

•  Science Club: EPA staff have
demonstrated environmental science
during the After School Program (in
which working modier's children
stay until 6 pm).

•  Nature Trail Teaching Manual: A
pupil manual describing die  nature
trail  and   showing  detailed
            dOOClt  plsUtSt  ttCCS*
birds, etc, is being completed.
Fifth graders will use it when tiiey
serve on die  trail as guides for
lower grade pupils.
skills;  bird   migration  and
To meet die significant need for
teacher  drills   training  in  the
environmental science  area from
grades K-12, three workshops were
planned,  developed and  held  in
July, August and September. They

• Environmental   Science
Workshop  for   High   School
             Teachers (grades 9-12) of biology,
             chemistry,   earth  sciences  and
             physics:  Twenty teachers from 18
             county school systems  completed
             this 7-day-long workshop  at the
             AdiensERL. It was a cooperative
             presentation  widi  the  American
             Chemical Society.  The teachers*
             positive evaluations
that all high school science teachers
should take such a course. During
die  workshop die  teachers  got
hands-on experience in innovative
science-leaching metttods that use
ChemCom   (Chemistry  in  die
Community,   written   by  die
Education Division of the American
Chemical Society).  It is expected
diese teachers  will be skilled
enough   to  conduct  a  similar
workshop to teach die metiiod and
content to odier high school science
teachers in their school systems or
in neighboring counties.

•  Environmental  Science
Workshop  for  Middle  School
Teachers (grades 6-8): This two-
day-long workshop for 12 teachers
was given in conjunction with die
Oconee County School System and
a science education project at die
Middle School to bring awareness
to  950  pupils.   Six experts  in
Environmental  Science  presented
about nine environmental issues.
The teachers  were  then  given
curriculum  materials from, and
curriculum writing guidance by, the
University of Georgia's Education
Science   Department's  staff  to
enable mem to create six lesson
plans about each of die nine issues.
They will use hands-on, cooperative
learning  in4 field trips as methods

to teach how classroom experience
connects with  the  environment
Their pupils will be video taped
doing a "Kids Environmental Talk
Show" about each topic, and the
shows will be broadcast hi 1993 on
Public Broadcasting.

•  Environmental  Science
Workshop for Elementary School
Teachers (grades 1-5). Science kits
about environmental science have
been prepared as teacher resource
material for these grades. The EPA
staff  conducted  several   1-day
workshops during the summer for
interested teachers.

Environmental Science Center for
K-12 Curriculum Material*

ERL created, in FY 1992, a library
of materials about  environmental
issues, which it makes available to
the general public,  as well  as
primary  and  secondary  school
teachers. Both free literature and
borrowing privileges are offered.
University of Georgia in Athens
students make frequent use of die
library, and graduate students at the
University's  College  of  Science
Education make especially frequent
use of it for thesis research.


ERL  observed  WET WAY  (or
"Reflections  on   Water")  hi
November and December.   This
involved the visit of about 300 K-
12 pupils and students to whom
eight ERL scientists presented about
various aspects of water as it affects
human health and the environment.
                                 EPA OFFICE OF RESEARCH
                                 AND DEVELOPMENT
                                 RESEARCH   LABORATORY,
                                 GULF BREEZE, FLORIDA

                                 Contact: AJ. McEitean. (904) 934-9231

                                 Environmental  Education

                                 During FY1992, the Environmental
                                 Research Laboratory (ERL), at Gulf
                                 Breeze,  provided   direct
                                 environmental education support to
                                 the  FidHcafif"1"!   Research  and
                                 Development   Center   at   the
                                 University of  West Florida,  the
                                 Pensacola  Junior  College,   the
                                 University of South Alabama and
                                 the Gulf Coast Research Center (for
                                 the National Science Foundation's
                                 Global   Wanning  Conference).
                                 Support  included  specialized
                                 presentations, agency liaison and
                                 grant assistance.  The -ERL also
                                 hosted a trdmtcal program for 7th-
                                 9th  grade minority  pupils  and
                                 students under a U.S. Department
                                 of Energy grant to me University of
                                 West Honda.

 ORD Graduate Fellows Program
 (MOU   with   Clark   Atlanta

 Contact: lewd Mora, (919) 541-4309

 The ORD graduate fellows program
 provides up  to $22,000 yearly for
 students  who plan  to go into an
 environmental  research or waste
 management related  discipline at
 colleges  and universities that are
 members  of   die   HBCU/MI
 Environmental   Technology  and
 Waste Management  Consortium.
 Participating  in  the ORD-RTP
 program  are   Clark   Atlanta
 University,  Florida   A&M
 University,  Florida  International
 University, Norm Carotina A&T
 State  University. Savannah State
 College,   Shaw  University  and
 Winston-Salon  State  University.
 The training includes work in the
 ORD laboratories. The term for the
 graduate  scholarslups is one  year
 and renewable for up to 36 months.

 ORD   Undergraduate  Fellows
 Program  (MOU  with   Clark
 Atlanta University)

 Contact Jewel Mora, (919) 541-4303

 The  undergraduate  program
 provides students with up to $9,000
 a   year  for   study  in  an
 environmental research and waste
 management   related  discipline.
During die  summer,  support is
provided  for participation  in 10
weeks of research at the ORD-RTP
laboratories.   The  term  of  the
scholarships is one year, renewable
for up to 24 months.

ORD  Research  Apprenticeship
Program (Co-op Agreement with
Shaw University)

Contact OSORD. (919) 541-2613

Hie ORD-R1P laboratories, with
Shaw  University  (a  HBCU)  in
Raleigh, N.C, provides (raining in
science and mathematics to rising
8th-12tb  grade  minority students.
The program  provides basic skills
and experiences  to students  to
encourage  them  to  undertake
careers in science  or engineering.
During  die  summers,  students
attend classes in science, ™>th ami
safety training at Shaw.  As seniors,
students will  have internships to
work in the ORD  labs. Students
are selected for this program from
the Gifted and Talented Science and
Mathematics Program of the Wake
County School System.
Research  Triangle
Teacher Partnership
Contact: Rfaoda Ritzotbcrg. (919) 541-2615

This  model regional  partnership
witfi  the North Carolina Science
and   Mathematics  Alliance   is
designed to stimulate elementary
school pupils in science and maul.
ORD   staff   scientists   visit
classrooms  and conduct hands-on
activities in areas  of conservation,
earth,  life,  space  and  physical

Roane State Community College
Project  RESTORE   (Co-op

Contact: Mac Wflkuf,  (919) 541-3651

The   ORD-RTP,  ORD-Atbens
laboratories sponsor, with Roane
State Community College, "Project
RESTORE: An Environmental
Restoration and Waste Management
Academic Partnership Program" for
the southeastern UJS. The program
is  for   training   environmental
restoration and waste management
tfflmiriaf" to implement procedures
to control, track, reduce, store, or
dispose of hazardous waste.

Science  Fan*  Project  Mentors
(Pilot Program)

Contact Lny Foliaibee, (919) 541-6216

ORD scientists work directly with
minority   pupils  from  Guy  B.
Phillips Middle School in Chapel
Hill, N.C., to encourage  interest in
the  science  fields.   ORD-RTP
volunteers meet with children after
school  to  help   them  develop
projects suitable for science fairs.
The    Phillips  Parent-Teachers
Association  provides funds   for

Summer  Science  Camps  (Pilot
with  Granvflk  County  School

Coolies: Or. John O'Nefl, (919) 541-2613

The Summer Science Camp Project
was   developed  to  design  and
practice  a multi-year educational
"science  camp" model that brings
hands-on  science  experiences to
approximately  70 pupils  in grades
2-5  for  a  one-week period.  In
addition,   approximately   25
elementary school teachers attended
a one-week Summer Science Camp
in June 1992.  During the summer
of 1993, Summer Science Camps
are planned  for 28 sites in four
regional  areas of North  Carolina.
Over   a   three-year  period,  the
program  is expected to  reach  84
sites,   impact  more  than   600
elementary teachers and reach more
than 5,000 pupils.
SnperQuest: The North Carolina
Connection (N.C Supercomputer

Contact Dr. Guy Foley, (919) 541-2106

The SuperQuest program provides a
focus  for North  Carolina high
school students  and teachers  for
education hi computational science
and Mgh-perfonnance computing.
Five teams of four students and two
teachers propose a science problem
that   can   be   solved   using
supercomputer   technology.
Students  with the  best  research
paper are eligible  for scholarship

HERL Training Agreement

Contact: Katfay Driver. (919) 541-7932

The  Health  Effects   Research
Laboratory (HERL) has a three-year
training  agreement  with  North
Carolina  Central  University  to
identify  promising  graduate  and
undergraduate  students  in   the
science curriculum  whose areas of
interest coincide with  areas  of
research  ongoing in HERL.  The
program  includes  earning  credit
hours  by working in the EPA
laboratory. Four to six students are
expected to participate each year in
the program.

                               EPA REGION IV STATES
                   ri Public Affiin
Office, (205) 271-7709
Pmi Hurley. LEGACY, (205) 271-7938

LEGACY: A new name and logo -
"Legacy   -   Partners   In
Environmental Education" -  was
adopted in July  for this program
which represents a coalition of state
and federal agencies, environmental
associations,  educators,  interested
individuals and  industries whose
objective is to promote a statewide
          ntal education program in
Alabama for grades K-12.   The
name  symbolizes  the  program's
overall mission to provide future
generations with a clean, healthful
environment through environmental

Environmental  Education  Tag:
The Alabama Legislature, in 1992
session,. authorized   a   new,
environmental license plate, which
will cost $50.   The proceeds will
support   Legacy   and   its
environmental education initiatives.

Model Recycling  Program: The
recycling program established by
ADEM in June  1990 has become a
model for  other  state agencies,
public schools  and colleges and
universities. In connection with it,
ADEM's   State  Recycling
Coordinator tT>a^>* approximately 40
presentations to state departments,
schools and colleges,  civic clubs,
professional  organizations,  local
governments,   etc..   to   give
information  and help  to establish
 A chemia(W)cftlM Alabama DepctnmeMefE
awareness   of   significant
environmental issues, is distributed
to  a  wide  variety of  publics,
including industries, public schools,
colleges  and universities,  special
interest   organizations   and

"Think   Earth":   The
award-winning   "Think   Earth"
program,  a  multidisciplinary
environmental education  package
including   animated  video   and
educational units for students in
grades  K-3,  was   purchased  by
ADEM  during   the  year   and
received  widespread distribution
based  on requests from schools
throughout Alabama and  several
surrounding states.  Ciba-Geigy and
Olin Corp., two Alabama chemical
companies, purchased copies of the
program  and  distributed  it  to
schools in Mobile and Washington
counties.   Ciba-Geigy personnel
meet with teachers and students to
familiarize them with the program,
to answer questions and to award
certificates of completion.

National  Environmental
Education Act Grants (NEEA):
Five  Alabama   schools   and
organizations were awarded federal
funds totaling $21,171  in the first
NEEA  grants   award  program.
Projects   funded   ranged   from
establishing  an  outdoor  learning
center at an elementary school to a
program that uses  a puppet show
and other theatrical enactments to
enhance   elementary   students'

 Asian Visitors: Eight senior-level
 environmental scientists from India,
 Pakistan,  Sri  Lanka, Nepal  and
 Bangladesh spent four  days in
 Alabama   interacting  with  state
 environmental management officials
 and touring a variety of industries
as   part  of   a   three-week
environmental study  in  the  U.S.
The program was sponsored by the
Bureau of Educational and Cultural
Affairs  of the  U.S. Information
Agency  under  auspices of  the
Fulbright-Hays program.  Alabama
was selected as  a major  focus for
the study tour  based on  several
factors,  including its mixture  of
industries,   climatic  conditions
comparable to those in South Asia
and  the  state's  legislative  and
executive envuomtental initiatives.
In conjunction with mis  exchange
program, Charles Horn, Chief of the
ADEM   Water   Division,  was
selected   as   one   of   several
environmental specialists from the
U.S. to  participate in a two-week
trip to India nnf) Nepal.

Adopt-A-Stream: This program, a
cooperative  venture  of  ADEM,
People Against a Uttered State and
the Alabama Forestry Commission,
enlists   sponsors  (schools, civic
clubs, businesses, etc.) to clean  an
adopted  stream  crossing.   The
activity  also involves reporting  on
the number of workers involved in
each cleanup and the number  of
bags and types of trash  collected.
Signs identifying the  sponsors are
posted  at  each  adopted  stream

Tide   m  Workshops:  Seven
workshops were held throughout the
state to famil"ffjy^ industries and
businesses  with   the   reporting
requirements of  SARA  Title m.
The initiative was sponsored by the
Alabama  Emergency   Response
Commission,  co-chaired  by  the
directors of  the  departments  of
Environmental Management  and
Emergency Management

Citizen   Monitoring Programs:
Citizens in the vicinity of Mobile
Bay, Bayview Lake,  Little River
and   the   Coosa,   Cafaaba   and
TaUapoosa  rivers   are  actively
participating in programs to monitor
water quality  parameters.   The
projects have been  supported by
state and federal funds, as well as
through contributions from private
industries  *tcfl  businesses.  • The
program  has proved  to  have a
significant  benefit  in educating
volunteers on water quality issues,
in addition  to  providing ADEM
with specific data on water quality

Pnblk Information:  As a regular
service, ADEM provides brochures,
pamphlets, fact  sheets, videos  and
other informational
materials to government agencies
and  officials,  environmental and
special   interest  groups,  civic
organizations,   church   groups,
teachers *»yt students ""t interested
individuals. During the 1992 fiscal
year, approximately 1,400 requests
were  processed  and more  than
3,000 pieces of material distributed.
Additionally, almost 900  requests
the news media were managed with
20 percent of these being from
out-of-state.   Speakers  are  also
provided to  a  wide  variety  of
audiences ranging from elementary
schools to technical seminars.

Year of  tiw  Gulf:  Alabama's
celebration  of the "Year  of the
Gulf" was launched with a meeting
hi Mobile in June attended by more
than  130  individuals.    Speakers
included Governor Guy Hunt, U.S.
Rep. Sonny f-gita^luM, Dr. Douglas
Lipka, Acting Director of EPA's
Gulf  of Mexico  Program  and
Patrick  Tobin,  Deputy  Regional
Administrator of EPA Region IV.
A steering onrnminrie has promoted
and coordinated activities during the
year  in  order to  promote public
awareness of the need to protect

and   preserve   this   significant
ecological and economic resource.

Teacher Workshops: Three teacher
workshops were held during die
year that presented information on
the problems of non-point source
pollution and its prevention, as well
as  about  the  basics  of water
monitoring. They were attended by
more than 100 elementary and high
school teachers who will use the
workshop  informaiioii   m  the

Source Book: EPA Region IV. the
Tennessee Valley  Authority  and
ADEM have  begun a five-year
program to create a comprehensive
water source book for grades K-12.
Portions of the book, written for
grades 3-5, are currently under
review by  a  trrJmical  review
                              Partners In
Tttt logo fjtoim above) for the Legacy program wot rnntOed in 1991. It exemplifies tin
program'* mission, wHeh if to provide flam generation* a dean, AeofifyU environment
throngk environmental education.


 Contact: Jwioe R. Hogon. (904) 489-9334

 Speakers Bnrera

 The Department's Speakers Bureau
 provides  speakers   to  schools
 statewide on topics  that relate to
 protecting   Florida's   natural
 resources: the air, land and water.
 Specific  topics  have included: the
 water  cycle, environmental  law,
 global   wanning,  air  pollution,
 recycling, wetlands,  used oil, the
 reuse of reclaimed  water,  waste
 reduction and pollution prevention,
 household hazardous  waste and the
 geology of national parks.

 Partners for Excelki
 A ckemto (left) cfFlorida't Department 
sends  them  a  booklet  entitled
"Classroom and Held Experiments
for   Florida's   Environmental
Resources", which was produced to
help educators develop "hands-on"
environmental  projects  for  the

Laboratory Facilities

Tours of the Department's
laboratory complex are provided for
school  groups   and   other
provides a speaker before the tour
to explain what an environmental
lab is and what is done there.

Used Ofl  Recycling Education

The Department developed a Used
Oil Recycling Education  Project,
which is designed for grades K-12.
It includes a complete curriculum
that explains how oil  is  formed,
produced and processed; what oil
does inside an engine; the types of
impurities that are added  through
routine motor wear,  and  why oil
should be properly managed and


Contact: Ttemu D. Smth. (404) 656-4713

Publk Infomuitioo

Throogb nearly  300 publications,
five films (VHS, Beta and 16 mm)
and various  slide  presentations,
Environmental Protection Division
(EPD) staff provided written and
recorded environmental information
to thousands  of Georgia citizens.
The publications include pamphlets,
manuals, reports, fact sheets and
bookmarks.    The  video   films
include: Air  The Vital Resource;
The  Disposal  Dilemma;   Clean
Water,  Georgia's Treasure;  Safe
Drinking  Water:  Wellhead
Protection  in  Georgia;  and the
Georgia  Department of  Natural
Resources   (DNR).      Slide
presentations cover die DNR, EPD,
recycling, Project PETRO  (waste
oil   recycling)  and   household
hazardous waste.

During 1992, EPD's staff spoke to
approximately 50-60 visitors to the
office and, through  telephone and
in-person   requests,  distributed
4,000-5,000 pieces of environmental
literature to Georgia's citizens.
In-House Library

EPD also maintain^  a&
library of its pu
slides.  These are available for use
by   citizens,   groups   and
organizations.  EPD's Information
Officer operates the library during
normal business hours, five days a
week.  Citizens, and others, who
visit the office may view materials,
make copies and speak with staff
members  about any environmental
                                   A j*Kf mother ofO* Emtnmmtmt Protection DM*to*
EPA to aMtHOtraUft
                                       EPD ko* btt* deOgMUd by 0* US.
                                       rogram*, exctpt wtAmdtproUctiat.
enviromncntal programs. The staff
tafcg the units to events in Georgia
throughout tbe year. Some events
in 1992 included:

•  Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition,
                                     Moultrie, October 13-15
                                     Environmental Education Days,
                                     Macoo Mall, Macon, August 8-9
                                     Environmental Awareness Day,
                                     Spellman   College,   Atlanta,
                                     October 23
                                                                     *  AT&T Environmental & Safety
                                                                        Fair,  AT&T  Communications,
                                                                        Atlanta, May 12
                                                                     •  Weekend  for  Wildlife,   Sea
                                                                        Island, February 7-9
                                                                     *  Southeastern   Safe   Dams
                                                                        Conference, Atlanta, April 5-8
                                                                     •  Atlanta Braves  Environmental
                                                                        Awareness Day, Atlanta-Fulton
                                                                        County Stadium, April 12
                                                                     •  Spring Fling, The Lovett School,
                                                                        Atlanta, May 1
                                                                     *  Black History Month, Spraybeny
                                                                        High School, Marietta. February

                                                                     EFD also participated in the third,
                                                                     metro-wide   Recycling  Day   in
                                                                     November.     This  consists   of
                                                                     periodic  collections  in  which
                                                                     citizens  drop   off  recyclables
                                                                     (plastics, aluminum, glass, paint,
                                                                             products)   at
locations in metropolitan Atlanta.
EPD, the Georgia Department of
Community Affairs, local Clean and
Beautiful  units  and  WXIA-TV
(ChrnnrJ 11) again sponsored the


 "From Rio to the Capitob - State
 Strategies  for  Sustainable
 Development": A national follow-
 up conference to die UNCED Earth
 Summit will be held May 25-28,
 1993,  in  Louisville,  Kentucky.
 Governors, legislators, state officials
 and others will meet to discuss how
 states can  implement Agenda 21
 and other agreements readied at die
 UNCED meeting in Rio de Janeiro.

 Contact Ana June*. (502) 564-2611



 Contact: Julie Smi&er. (502) 564-5525

 SEEK, or Students Exploring the
 Environment in Kentucky, is a joint
 effort of me Natural Resources and
 Environmental  Protection Cabinet
 and the Department of Fish and
 Wildlife Resources, which sponsors
 environmental clubs in Kentucky's
 elementary and secondary schools.
Natural   Resources   and
Environmental Protection Cabinet

Coottcc Julie Smiths. (502) 564-5525
Water.  Water
related issues.
               Watca  Program;
                     on  water
Air  Quality:   Clean  Air  for
Kentucky education
                                  Young ***** a JGntadtjr Forestry Camp team At idattfitng daraaeritOa efa dead
                                  ntdtnake they hartjemd.
Division   of  Environmental
Services:  River   Assessment
Monitoring  Project  (RAMP), a
water quality monitoring project for
high school students.

Forestry: Project Learning Tree;
claasmnm materials; film library; Jr.
Forest Ranger Program.

Energy:  Grade school calendar
poster  contest;  educational
Waste  Management:  Speakers;
educational   materials   and
curriculum guides.
                                 Conservation: Statewide poster and
                                 essay contest; film lending library
                                 and newsletter.

                                 Water   Patrol:   Boating  safety
                                 programs; CPR classes.
Nature  Preserves  Commission
Fifth-grade  science curriculum on
Kentucky's  endangered species.

Environmental   Quality
Commission:   "State  of  the
Environment Report".

Department of Fish and Wildlife

ContKt: Lyna  Gmuoa. (502) 564-4762

"Kentucky Afield" "ntHf magarin«
•Kentucky  Afield"  weekly
television show. Education officers
serve most school districts to
provide   schools   with  nature
programs. Coordinating agency for
Project Wild.

A yo**g participant look* owr afar atria *i Out JEmtodty DMtlat ef Energy'* potttr
Department of Parks

CoBttct Cwey Tidxsner. (302) 564-5410,

                                                                       Murray State University Center
                                                                       for Environmental Education

                                                                       Com** Rnth Iicqnot. (502) 762-2534

                                                                       Provides programs in local school
                                                                       districts.  Provides environmental
                                                                       education training  to pie-service
                                                                       educators. Conducts research and
                                                                       develops programs in environmental
                                   Western   Kentucky  University
                                   Center for  Math,  Science and
                                   Environmental Education

                                   CootKt: Tory WOfo*. (502) 745-3442

                                   Provides programs in local school-
                                   districts.  Provides  environmental
                                              training to pic-service
educators. Conducts research
develops programs in environmental


 Contact Ele»na Turner. (601) 961-5015

 Non-Point Pollution Lesson Plans

 The Department of Environmental
 Quality  (DEQ)  participated  in  a
 non-point   pollution   writing
 workshop  for  lower  elementary
 teachers  sponsored  by   the
 Mississippi   Soil   and   Water
 Conservation Commission and the
 USDA Soil Conservation  Service.
 Lesson plans have been developed
 and will be made available  to

 Back Bay of BQozf Poster

 The  water  quality  management
 section has produced a four-color
 poster of the Back Bay of Biloxi, in
 Lotto Belter, of Mississippi's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Water Quality
 Management Branch, demonstrates at aquifer model at a gnmndwater ediication meeting for
 farmer*. During the count of 1992, Ms. Better aid oOter DEQ employees made similar
 presentation* to farmer* aid rural home tomtit in 11 Mississippi counties at well ai at
 schools. youA camp* and otter educational event**
an effort to educate the public about
ways individuals can hehi improve
me water quality.
                                                                        Photography Contest

                                                                        A  statewide  photography contest
                                                                        was held to increase awareness of
                                                                        the  importance of clean water.
                                                                        The winnmg  photographs will be
                                                                        displayed during October 1993, the
                                                                        Month of Clean Water.

                                                                        The DEQ  continues  to provide
                                                                        speakers for schools, civic clubs,
                                                                        professional   organizations,   fire
Tameka Norrts (left) of BOaad,  MisHuippi talla wiA staff member* of Miuutippi's
Department cf Emirormterual Quality at Ou Year aftfu Ou# celebration in Pan Christian.
Mistiaippi.  The staffer's are (left to right)  Staccy McDwain and Becky Comyns of
Mississippi's Office of Potation Control, Son* Regional Office.
                                    sponsored by  law  firms,  church
                                    groups and other state and federal
                                    agency-sponsored events. The DEQ
                                    provided   speakers  and
                                    demonstrations  for  the  Warren
                                    County Recycling Conference for
                                    students  and   for  conservation

carnivals throughout die Stan.

Educational Materials

Requests   for   information   are
bandied  daily.    In  addition  to
mailing  materials  (0  numCTOUS
students  of all ages, the  DEQ
Library  provides   aggfotancn   to
researchers.  TTiree brochures that
are widely distributed by the DEQ
were up-dated during the year.


Mississippi  Water   Resources
Meeting, Biloxi. Aug. 15-16
Mississippi State Fair, Jackson, Oct
Jackson Metro Area Amnesty Day,
Jackson, Oct. 19
Mississippi Water and Wastewater
Operators Annual Meeting, Jackson,
April 6-8
River Jamboree. Moss Point, May 2
Gulf Coast Fair, Biloxi, May 16-17
Jackson  Zoological  Park  Earth
Awareness Days, Jackson, June 6-7
Mississippi Municipal Association,
June 10-12


Coatwt iiafe W. LtUfc, PWD. <9W) 733-

The   Office   of  Environmental
Education (OEE) in the Department
of   Environment,   Health,   and
Natural  Resources (DEHNR)  was
established  in  1990.   The Office
serves  as  a  cleaiinghhouse  for
environmental   information,
especially mat produced by  the
Department, for communities  and
school systems across the state, and
it  plans  for  future needs  for
environmental  education materials
and programs.

The  Office works with the North
Carolina Department of  Public
Instruction   (DPI)  to  integrate
environmental education into course
curricula. It administers the Project
Tomorrow   Awards   Program
"Healthy  Kids   in   a  Healthy
Environment" to encourage school
children to discover and implement
 The second place winner* of the 1991-92 school year f reject Tomorrow Award* Program
 (shown above the second, Mrd and fourth from to tefll proudly moid Ouir awards. The
 prog mm it aimed at encouraging school* to develop educational project* on school gromb.
                                 i* Hot Spi1wN<^ Carolina. The program
 it administered by North Carolina's Office of Environmental Education.
ways  to  protect their health  and
environment   During 1992-1993,
the Office, in conjunction with DPI,
is  offering   an  electronic
conferencing   system  with   an
"environmental   education
conference" accessible by an  800
Environmental musician Rich Welsh entertains participants in Nook Corolina't conference
"Building a Shared Vision for Environmental Education in North Carolina: Thii 1992
conference was the flat state conference after AeEPA's 1991 conference an the tame subject.
number to teachers in the state.

The   Office   maintains   a
compumritcd database of existing
environmental education programs
within  DEHNR  and  has   an
yfliQnriflttflfl siv? rcfeff?M spccmli st Go
respond ID requests.   The Office
also tnamtaimi a speaker's bureau.

DEHNR's Stale Fair exhibit, which
is seen by thousands, is coordinated
through OEE.  In 1992, it received
recognition as the best exhibit hi
the non-commercial category.

"Building a  Shared  Vision  for
Environmental Education in North
Carolina", a statewide  conference
based on  the national  conference
coordinated by EPA in 1991, was
the highlight  of the year,  with
approximately  150  participants.
The conference was sponsored by
the OEE and EPA Region IV in
conjunction with the Environmental
Resource Program at  UNC-Chapel
Hill,   the   Sci-Link/Globe-Net

Program at North  Carolina State
University and the Environmental
Educators  of  North Carolina.   A
feature of the  conference was a
session on "Partnerships to Develop
and   Deliver  Environmental
Education:  A  Sampler  of North
Carolina Projects", which was
designed to showcase  successful
programs and inspire others.


 Conticti: Thorn Beny, (803) 734-50O
 JtnTutux (803) 734-5041

 For Year Information (FYTs)

 These one-page fact sheets are for
 non-technical readers and present
 information  about  a  variety  of
 environmental   subjects   in
 understandable   langauge.     A
 telephone  number is included on
 each sheet for those who want more
 information. Twenty-one FYIs have
 been published since 1990.

 Fact Sheets

 These publications examine issue-
 oriented environmental topics such
 as waste minimization and the Stale
 Superfund. They also address site-
 specific environmental concerns in
 lay language.

 Glossary of Environmental Terms

 This  publication   makes
 environmental terms understandable
 to die public. It is useful for ages
 from middle school up.

 Lead: An environmental hazard
 to our children's health

 This publication examines the laws
 and state  and federal  regulatory
 activities applicable  to  this major
 environmental threat to  children.
Nonpoint   Sonrct  Pollution
Management Program

Conuct Phil H»yes. (803) 734-5038

Environmental Awareness
NASCAR *>ri«i«
on Nonpoint   Source  pollution.
Conferences are  also held  with
students, teachers and others who
come   into   the   office   for

In cooperation with Santee Cooper
(the state-owned electric utility) the
NFS pollution division  answered
more   than  400  requests   for
environmental information by South
Carolina seventh graders who were
doing research for a Santee Cooper
sponsored essay contest

Plans for 1993 include expanding
the amount of educational literature,
speaking  to   more   groups,
developing  "infomercials" relating
to NFS pollution, evaluating  the
existing environmental  education
curriculum  and doing the
                                 development of a  comprehensive
                                 plan to  include  NFS  pollution
                                 curriculum  in  South Carolina's

                                 Glossary of NPS Terms

                                 This booklet makes NPS  pollution
                                 terms available to the public.  It is
                                 useful  for  schools,  concerned
                                 i .It 1/VatS, and emiiitMmBnmHyfp-

                                 Fact Sheet

                                 A  &ct sheet has been developed
                                 about NPS pollution.


                                 A newsletter is published  quarterly
                                 about NPS  pollution in  the East
                                 Cooper NPS Management Project
                                 The newsletter spotlights volunteers
                                 involved  with  the  program  and
                                 gives an update of area  activities

that promote an awareness of NFS

Clean Water Confi
The   "Forging   Clean   Water
Partnership"  conference,  held  in
connection with die Clean Water
Act's   20th   anniversary,   was
attended by nearly 70 people who
represented environmental, business,
state, properly and others  interests
concerned   with  protecting  and
enhancing water quality in South
Carolina.  Program topics included
grassroots organizing, stewardship
and the role of the public sector in
protecting and enhancing the state's

Turning the Tide Promotion

The  NFS  pollution   staff,   in
cooperation  with the Isle of Palms
Fall Festival  and  15  state  and
environmental agencies combined to
do   a  Turning   the   Tide  on
Nonpoint Source Pollution exhibit
during  Clean Water Month,  m
addition to  the   environmental
exhibitors,   Steven   Jordan,   a
nationally recognized watercolorist
from the area created a poster
relating to NFS pollution  and die
vitatoess of the  area's shellfish
resource.    It  was  available  to
participants free.

Exhibits and Shows

The NPS division has two displays
for  continuous use. Approximately
15  exhibits  have been  scheduled
during the year and plans are being
made to exhibit at die Southeastern
Wildlife Exposition, in February.
1993, in Charleston, S.C.
Office of Solid Waste Reduction
and Recycling
Contact: Richiid Oualey, (803) 734-4957

An   Overview  of  the  South
Carolina Solid Waste Policy and
Management Act of 1991.

This   publication  is   the   non-
technical,  short  version  of  the
stale's  first comprehensive  law
dealing with solid waste. It includes
a  list of aU  the   state's active
municipal solid waste landfills and
the   department's   solid  waste
consultants throughout the state.


This publication defines solid waste
and  recycling  terms in a simple,
non-technical   manner   and   is
targeted at schools and die general


These are one-page fact sheets on
solid waste and  recycling issues.
The  information is presented in an
understandable,   non-technical
manner. Topics include solid waste,
recycling,   plastics,   household
hazardous waste and used oil.

RECYCLE   South   Carolina

The  RECYCLE  South Carolina
Newsletter is published every other
mourn and addresses solid waste
and recycling  issues in die state.
Each issue contains die latest solid
waste and recycling news, including
ntfafimtfioii on regulation updates,
operator  training  and certification
and recycling success stories.  It is
distributed  to   schools,   local
governments,   recycling
coordinators,   solid  waste
ftdniiittstf&tQf$) opinion Ic&dcrs &DQ
others. Beginning  in  the fall 1993,
the newsletter will have an insert by
and  for  students writing about
 recycling programs at their schools.

 Toll-free telephone line

 The   Office   of  Solid  Waste
 Reduction and Recycling (OSWRR)
 established a toll-free line, 1-800-
 768-7348,  to  answer  recycling


 OSWRR, along with a  statewide
 teacher's *x
The S.C. Used Oil Partnership was
formed to promote proper disposal
of used oil. It consists of OSWRR,
the S.C. Department of Highways
and Public Transportation, Santee
Cooper  and  me S.C.  Petroleum
Council  NASCAR driver  Kyle
Petty  appears  statewide  in public
service  announcements  for radio
and television, in brochures and on
posters and billboards aimed at do-
it-yourself oil changers.

OSWRR also formed an informal
partnership with Columbia radio
station WNOK-FM and its "Earth
Buddies" promotion nn<1 the NPS
Pollution Mana
held a  Super Recycling  Day  in
September. The station also runs
30-second spots on recycling and
solid waste management.

OSWRR  formed  an  informal
partnership with  the  local Pepsi-
Cola affiliate to  help sponsor an
aluminum can recycling program at
the University of South .Carolina
and several area high schools.


Contact Gndi Smith-Wtltm, PbJ)., (615)

Project CENTS

Project   CENTS   (Conservation
Education  Now  for  Tennessee
Students) is a partnership of die
state's Department of Education.
Division  of Forestry  and Wildlife
Resources   Agency,   and   the
Tennessee Conservation League and
Tennessee  Forestry  Association.
CHNTS is an umbrella under which
the   award   winning,   K-12,
interdisciplinary,   environmental
education programs, Project WILD,
Aquatic   WILD  and   Project
Learning  Tree  are offered  to
teachers and youth leaders through
free  workshops.   Activity guides
and  other aids,  which focus on
wildlife and natural resources, are
furnished to  supplement  existing
curriculums.   More  than 20,000
educators have been  (rained since

• CENTS programs and materials
are offered to pie-service teachers
in colleges and universities across
the state.

• CENTS NEWS, a four-times a
year, eight-page newsletter is sent
free-of-charge  to past  workshop
participants to  update  mem on
natural   resource    information,
activities, free materials and more.

* WILDLIFE WEEK materials are
distributed  through   the CENTS

• TSAP  (Tennessee   Students
Against  Pollution)   CLUBs   are
fostered by the CENTS program
 Teaditn at ACCENTS 1991 Summer Teacher Woriuhep at TVA't Land Between AeLata
 participate in a ttreom ttudy.  Left to right are Teresa tfedun. Nancy SmiA. Mary Jane
 Panto art Pat Mom.
 CiatU Sntik-Wallen, Ph.D.t Project CENTS director, lead* OuaatU from the Charlotte
 Elementary School Hi the PLT activity "Plant Person&catio*".
across the state.  This network of
students   and  educators   work
together   to   take   action   on
environmental issues.
• EARTH AWARDS are offered
through   the   Tennessee
Environmental      Education
Association ""d judged with help

from CENTS.  These giants are for
environmental  action projects and
training scholarships.

•  TREE TRUNKS, developed by
the CENTS partners  supplement
existing teaching materials. Trunks
contain  a  teacher  guide,   hand
magnifiers,  tree ID  keys, videos,
books, tree cross-sections and more,
and are available  to teachers and
youth leaders on a free loan basis.

WORKSHOPS, which last for  a
week or more, are held in two
locations in the state.  In 1992, four
different  residential camps  were
held for college credit in biology or
education.   Four workshops are
scheduled in 1993.

will begin,  in   1993,  state-wide
through the CENTS program.  A
peer mentorship program will also
be implemented.

1990 and provides teaching packets
and  tree seedlings to 4th grade
classes state-wide during Arbor

Week. In 1993, more than 150,000
seedlings will be distributed and all
95  counties  will participate.  The
goal  is   to  plant   one  million
seedlings by the year 2000.

WORKSHOPS will begin in  1993
with the introduction of the WILD
SCHOOL  SITES booklet   This
program   will   give  classroom
teachers and community leaders
information  and   assistance  to
develop habitat enrichment projects
and positive  environmental action
in their own communities.

             This report was compiled by:

                   EPA Region IV
                Office of Public Attain
    Environmental Education & Public Outreach Staff
               Richard D. Nawyn, Chief
            Additional copies of this report
            may be obtained
          Rae HaOisey, PubUc Affairs Assistant
           US. EPA Region IV - OPA/EEPO
              345 Courtland Street, NE
                 Atlanta, GA 30365
                   (404) 347-3004
                 Fax (404) 347-3721
     Special thanks arc given to the* foOowing people
         for the graphics layout for this report:

Carolyn White, Qullla Swint, Pat Boyle, Ann Cadger (CSC)
       Information Resources Management Branch

         Ruth Cains, South Superfund Branch

   Mtya Smith, Human Resources Management Branch