First Green is an innovative environmental and STEM education outreach program that seeks to attract young minds to environmental stewardship and connect potential future players to golf courses. In this recording from Virtual GIS 2021, Leann Cooper and Dave Phipps explain how to share your expertise with students. Learn to use lesson plans and other resources provided by First Green to create learning labs and host students. Involve other local community environmental education groups in field trips to promote communication with these individuals about the positive impact of golf.
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About the Instructors
Leann Cooper is Senior Manager, Chapter Services for GCSAA. She is focused on creating and delivering programs and services that GCSAA affiliated chapters need to be successful. Cooper works with the affiliated chapters on association management and governance issues and is part of the team that creates leadership programming for chapter leaders and executives. Cooper earned her bachelor’s in Art History from the University of Kansas and is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives, recently serving on the Component Relations Section Council. Cooper is excited to be a part of the First Green program and will help teach a seminar with field trip at GIS in San Diego in Feb. 2022.
David Phipps is GCSAA’s Field Staff in the Northwest U.S. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture and Turf & Landscape Management from Oregon State University. Phipps was a golf course superintendent at Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon and a GCSAA member since 1999. He is a past president of the Oregon GCSA Chapter and in 2009 he received both the ELGA National Public award, as well being named the Oregon Golf Association Superintendent of the Year. Phipps also is the 2012 recipient of the GCSAA President’s Award. He has considerable experience with the First Green program will help teach a seminar with field trip at GIS in San Diego in Feb. 2022.
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