Launching a First Green Field Trip Program at Your Own Golf Course (1049-01) SOLD OUT

January 27, 8 a.m.-Noon
Room: W306A – West Concourse
Learning Tour: .35 edu pts Pricing: $70 (member, non-member and student member)

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. Share your expertise in environmental stewardship, technical knowledge on managing water quality, animal habitats, soils, plants and grasses with students in your community. This interactive workshop will teach attendees how to launch a First Green local field trip program on their home course. Current superintendents with experience hosting this program will lead learning labs and provide real-world insight..

  • Learn how to use the lesson plans and other resources provided by First Green, create learning labs and host students
  • Reach out and involve the club’s general manager and leadership team to create a successful field trip that will not negatively impact play
  • Use the club newsletter, blog or other media to educate members about this new program and work with First Green to coordinate with local media
  • Use First Green to meet the community outreach requirement for certification by Audubon International
  • Involve other local community environmental education groups in field trips and promote communication with these environmental education advocates

Take part in this community event. GCSAA and the First Green will be partnering with a local school to participate in this seminar.

See actual demonstrations on a local area golf course where a portion of this seminar will take place. Transportation to and from the course will be provided for attendees.


Leann Cooper, GCSAA Senior Manager, Chapter Services, Lawrence, Kan.

Jeff Gullikson, CGCS, Kalispel Golf and Country Club, Spokane Wash.

Stephen Kealy, CGCS, Glendale Country Club, Bellevue, Wash.

David Phipps, GCSAA Northwest Regional Representative, Oregon City, Oregon


Assitant SuperintendentsEnvironmental Management