Conservation Teacher of the Year: $1,000 Grant


Through education, research, and management, DNR Wildlife Conservation safeguards Georgia's native diversity of wild animals, plants, and their habitats while also encouraging outdoor enjoyment. We are pleased to offer a $1,000 grant to a third-, fourth-, or fifth-grade teacher (including science specialists) who demonstrates exceptional energy and innovation in teaching life sciences.

Out My Backdoor: Location Critical for Bird Nesting Boxes

By Terry W. Johnson

In the real estate business it is often said the value of a property is determined by three things location, location, location. The same holds true for nesting boxes. Where you erect a bird house will determine what bird will nest there since all cavity-nesting birds prefer to nest in certain
habitats and will rarely nest anywhere else.

For that reason, try as we might, it is difficult to get an eastern bluebird to nest in a heavily wooded backyard or a screech owl to use a box in the middle of a large open yard.

Project WILD


AFWA/GA Wild Logo Project WILD has been providing award winning, classroom tested, quality conservation education in Georgia, the U.S. and around the world for over 20 years. It is an environmental education program for students of all ages. This program is sponsored in Georgia by the Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division and the Georgia Chapter of the Safari Club International.