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The U.S. Forest Service representatives hold workshops for over 130 high school students in Georgia
March 10, 2020

A group of school children with Smokey the Bear posters and stuffed animals
Group photo of Khashuri American Corner presentation attendees. Photo: State Dept

As the U.S. Embassy’s Earth Day Campaign continues, we were delighted to host U.S. Forest Service representatives at American Corners throughout Georgia. The U.S. Forest Service held a series of workshops for over 130 high school students in Tbilisi, Gori, Telavi, Rustavi, and Khashuri. They shared the U.S. experience in environmental protection and wildfire prevention. Students were also introduced to Smokey the Bear, the national wildfire prevention icon who has been successfully educating Americans about this important issue for 75 years.

This April 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of celebrating Earth Day. At the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, we believe Earth Day isn’t just a one-day event, but a daily commitment! We’ve planned an exciting program of diverse activities with a focus on education and the inclusion of youth in making every day “Earth Day.” To follow our activities, just search for #USinGeoEarthDay or go to earthday.org to learn more about how you can join in this worldwide endeavor.