Thank you for hosting First Green field trips. May is First Green Month and a great chance to share what you’re doing at your course. Below are some ideas for spreading the news.

  1. Submit an article for your club newsletter. (See below.)
  2. Print and laminate the First Green posters found at here. Post them at your club.
  3. Tweet a photo from your field trip to @TheFirstGreen and use hash tag #firstgreen.
  4. Post a photo from your field trip to your Facebook page.

Club Newsletter Article

Below is a sample article that you can modify for your club newsletter. You can insert more specific details about the school(s) you have hosted, and the activities you held. If you wish to use a photo that has identifiable student in it, make sure that you have a signed photo release form on file. We’d love to see your newsletter article once it appears, so please send us a copy at info at thefirstgreen.org.

When is a Golf Green a Science Lab?

If you have ever seen students purposefully walking through our golf course, clipboards and calculators in hand, then you’ve caught a glimpse of a First Green field trip. Our club participates in a unique outreach to our local schools called First Green. This helps us be better known in the community and help grow the game of golf.

First Green uses golf courses as environmental learning labs – the only program of its kind. Our golf course superintendent, <insert name>, has hosted students on field trips where they test water quality, collect soil samples, identify plants, design plantings, and use math skills to calculate the square footage of parts of the golf course that the superintendent deals with every day. The students are also introduced to many other aspects of golf, such as putting.

May is First Green month, and golf course superintendents across the U.S. and Canada are hosting local schools for First Green field trips. For more information about First Green, ask <insert first name of superintendent>, or see www.thefirstgreen.org.

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Or, if you are still in the planning stages of a First Green field trip, share that with your members. Below is a sample article.

First Green Coming to <Insert your club name>

Our club is launching a unique outreach to our local schools called First Green. First Green uses golf courses as environmental learning labs – the only program of its kind. Our golf course superintendent, <insert name>, is in the planning stages to host students from on a First Green trip. Students will test water quality, collect soil samples, identify plants, design plantings, and use math skills to calculate the square footage of parts of the golf course that the superintendent deals with every day. The students will also get to try their hands at the putting green.
May is First Green month, and golf course superintendents across the U.S. and Canada are hosting local schools for First Green field trips. For more information about First Green, ask <insert first name of superintendent>, or see www.thefirstgreen.org.

What is First Green?

First Green is an innovative environmental and STEM education outreach program using golf courses as environmental learning labs. Golf course superintendents and/or local golf course representatives host students on field trips where they test water quality, collect soil samples, identify plants, design plantings, assist in stream bed restoration and are involved in the ecology and environmental aspects of the golf course. The students are also introduced to many other aspects of golf. A tax-exempt non-profit, First Green was founded in the State of Washington in 1997 and is expanding nationally.

Supporters

Supporters of First Green include the United States Golf Association (USGA), Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), Washington State Golf Association, Pacific Northwest Golf Association, the Northwest Turfgrass Association, Western Washington Golf Course Superintendents Association, Western Canada Turfgrass Association, local golf clubs, public and private school systems, and individual contributors who assist the organization through monetary grants and participation in field trips.

  • National Supporters
    National Supporters
  • Regional Supporters
    Regional Supporters
  • State Supporters
    State Supporters
  • Local Supporters
    Local Supporters

Thank you for hosting First Green field trips. May is First Green Month and a great chance to share what you’re doing at your course. Below are some ideas for spreading the news.

  1. Submit an article for your club newsletter. (See below.)
  2. Print and laminate the First Green posters found at here. Post them at your club.
  3. Tweet a photo from your field trip to @TheFirstGreen and use hash tag #firstgreen.
  4. Post a photo from your field trip to your Facebook page.

Club Newsletter Article

Below is a sample article that you can modify for your club newsletter. You can insert more specific details about the school(s) you have hosted, and the activities you held. If you wish to use a photo that has identifiable student in it, make sure that you have a signed photo release form on file. We’d love to see your newsletter article once it appears, so please send us a copy at info at thefirstgreen.org.

When is a Golf Green a Science Lab?

If you have ever seen students purposefully walking through our golf course, clipboards and calculators in hand, then you’ve caught a glimpse of a First Green field trip. Our club participates in a unique outreach to our local schools called First Green. This helps us be better known in the community and help grow the game of golf.

First Green uses golf courses as environmental learning labs – the only program of its kind. Our golf course superintendent, <insert name>, has hosted students on field trips where they test water quality, collect soil samples, identify plants, design plantings, and use math skills to calculate the square footage of parts of the golf course that the superintendent deals with every day. The students are also introduced to many other aspects of golf, such as putting.

May is First Green month, and golf course superintendents across the U.S. and Canada are hosting local schools for First Green field trips. For more information about First Green, ask <insert first name of superintendent>, or see www.thefirstgreen.org.

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Or, if you are still in the planning stages of a First Green field trip, share that with your members. Below is a sample article.

First Green Coming to <Insert your club name>

Our club is launching a unique outreach to our local schools called First Green. First Green uses golf courses as environmental learning labs – the only program of its kind. Our golf course superintendent, <insert name>, is in the planning stages to host students from on a First Green trip. Students will test water quality, collect soil samples, identify plants, design plantings, and use math skills to calculate the square footage of parts of the golf course that the superintendent deals with every day. The students will also get to try their hands at the putting green.
May is First Green month, and golf course superintendents across the U.S. and Canada are hosting local schools for First Green field trips. For more information about First Green, ask <insert first name of superintendent>, or see www.thefirstgreen.org.

Quotes:

“I have to say … (my first field trip) was one of the best days I have ever spent on a golf course!”
"The First Green’s education and environmental program directly connects the golf course superintendent with local school programs. These efforts engage students in a high-energy, hands-on learning opportunity outdoors on the golf course."
“The best part about First Green is that it can happen at any golf course and there are golf courses in practically every community in our province. This makes the program accessible to kids everywhere, not just those in larger centres.”