Eco-Literacy Atlanta Orientation Program

Everyone Deserves to Know About Nature
in Their Community


  • Getting started can feel overwhelming.
  • It's often easier to learn about nature in other parts of the world than in our own communities and backyards.
  • It's time-consuming to search through field guides to find just the species relevant to our area. 
  • Field guides often focus on technical descriptions without explaining the context and character of species.
  • It's difficult to find information in a format that's easy to understand and remember.

Eco-A Makes It Easy...

Environmental non-profit EcoAddendum has carefully designed Eco-Literacy Atlanta to quickly give you a solid foundation about the native environment of our region, including the trees, plants, wildlife and forest types you are likely to find in your neighborhood or backyard. 

We blend easy to understand descriptions, scientific facts and decades of practical field knowledge about our eco-region in a way not found in other nature guides.

In this course you'll learn why the forest in our region is so special and you'll learn to "read" the story of any forest or greenspace just through the trees and plants and other clues found there. You'll learn how to recognize 15 native trees, 14 important native and invasive species, and over 10 wildlife signs commonly seen in our natural spaces. 

Further, you'll see why diverse species are important and what it means when you find them in a greenspace or your backyard. You'll also participate in two field experiences to learn more and help you apply your new knowledge in real-world settings.

Here's What's Included

• a narrated slide show about the special character of forests in the greater Atlanta region

• 4 flipbooks of detailed information illustrated with clear and beautiful photographs

• thoughtful, guided activities and field experiences

• guaranteed participation in 1 Eco-A Naturalist Walk and 1 Eco-A Stewardship Walk

• a Certificate of Achievement

To view a sample of the course material, click

Because of its strategic design, Eco-A's Eco-Literacy Atlanta Orientation Program will, in just a few short lessons, give you significant tools to better understand and enjoy nature in your neighborhood and our region overall.

The Southeastern US is one of the important, naturally forested areas on our planet. Your new knowledge can help you become a better steward of the environment locally -- and globally.

After all, there is only one environment.

Love Nature? 
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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?

Forever! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice!

What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

Well, I would be sad. But if you're really unhappy with the course, just email me within 10 days to get a full refund.

I still have a question, how can I contact you?

I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at

Once you've mastered the beginning level, join us in learning more through our EcoNaturalist Certification. New additions to our basic course will be added regularly. 

For more information click HERE.

Love Nature?
Get Eco-Literate!