Keaton Hamid

I graduated from Mississippi State University in December with a degree in Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture. I worked throughout my undergrad teaching kids about conservation education and different aspects about nature and wildlife. I am moving to Georgia to live with my fiancé; he owns a cattle farm in Cartersville, GA and I will be helping to manage the land and cattle and eventually working on homesteading after getting settled in. I hope to also obtain a Masters in a couple of years before starting a family. I currently have a house full of dobermans and cats. I have rescued most of my animals and hope to use a portion of our land to run an animal sanctuary.

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Georgia Wildlife and Beyond

Target Ages: Elementary

Min/Max Students: 4/10

Class Times: Friday 10:00 – 10:55 

Class Dates:  Sept. 6 – Dec. 13 (14 weeks)

Cost:  $150

Description: GA Wildlife and Beyond is a class that will teach students about the wildlife around them, from mammals to insects to plants. This class will teach students the basics of being around animals, if a situation does present itself. The class will teach students which animals are safe to be around and which ones are not. It will teach them basic plant identification and some outdoor survival skills. This class is just a beginner level course to familiarize students with the world around them. This class will be very helpful for students who have had no formal training in this area.  

Materials: 3 Ring binder and Agenda

Georgia Wildlife and You

Target Ages: Middle School

Min/Max Students: 4/10

Class Times: Tuesday 9:30 – 10:25 

Class Dates:  Sept. 3 – Dec. 10 (14 weeks)

Cost:  $150

Description: GA Wildlife and You is a class that will teach students about the wildlife around them, from mammals to insects to plants. This class will teach students the basics of being around animals, if a situation does present itself. They will learn to identify certain animals that are found around GA. The class will teach students which animals are safe to be around and which ones are not. It will teach them basic plant identification and some outdoor survival skills. Students will be able to learn which plants are useful for eating, bug protection, or medical uses. This class is just a secondary level course to familiarize students with the world around them and teach them a fewer advance skills. This class will be very helpful for students who have had some formal training in this area and wish to learn more.  

Materials: 3 Ringed Binder

Homework: There will be some homework, mostly practice with identification and working on techniques we learned.

Elementary Conservation Education

Target Ages:  Elementary

Min/Max Students: 4/10

Class Times: Friday 10:00 – 10:55

Class Dates:  Jan. 10 – May 15 (17 weeks)

Cost: $150 

Description: This class will give students an introduction to conservation concepts and help students understand and appreciate our country’s natural resources. Through educational experiences and a variety of activates, students will realize how to use natural resources wisely and how different actions they choose affect the ecosystem. This class will give students the critical thinking skills they need to help work through ecological problems that occur in their daily life. This class will also encourage students to act on their own will to conserve natural resources and use them in a responsible manner. Students will make a conservation book throughout the semester to keep track of different concepts that will be learned and to be held as a reminder of what it means to be a conservation stewardess.

Materials: 3 Ring Binder and Agenda

Middle School Conservation Education

Target Ages: Middle School

Min/Max Students: 4/10

Class Times: Tuesday 9:30 – 10:25

Class Dates:  Jan. 7 – May 12 (17 weeks)

Cost:  $150

Description: This class will give students an introduction to conservation concepts and help students understand and appreciate our country’s natural resources. Through educational experiences and a variety of activates, students will realize how to use natural resources wisely and how different actions they choose affect the ecosystem. This class will give students the critical thinking skills they need to help work through ecological problems that occur in their daily life. This class will also encourage students to act on their own will to conserve natural resources and use them in a responsible manner. Students will make a conservation book throughout the semester to keep track of different concepts that will be learned and to be held as a reminder of what it means to be a conservation steward. There are some after school activities that are meant to work on conservation with family and reinforce concepts.

Materials: 3 Ringed Binder

Homework: Some homework is required after school to reinforce concepts. There will be some independent research "papers" that will be done as well to discuss further in class.

Environmental Science

Target Ages: High School

Min/Max Students: 4/10

Class Times: Thursday 9:30 – 11:25 (2 hrs.)

Class Dates:  Sept. 5 – May 14 (31 weeks)

Cost:  $500 (full year class and lab)

Description: This will be a lecture and lab course which will study the interactions of the physical, chemical, and biological components of the environment and the relationships and effects of these components with the organisms in the environment. This class will focus on natural and unnatural process on Earth. We will look into how we as humans put our stamp on the world and what those effects are and what kind of effects are still to come.

Materials: 3 Ringed Binder

Homework: There will be assignments outside of class such as reading articles and writing papers. I want to have one project per semester to take our learning experience to the next level.

Priscila Benson