On Monday, February 8, a sixth-grade class from Sunnyside Elementary will visit historic Bonita Golf Club in Bonita, Calif., for hands-on environmental science activities. They’ll run their hands through soil samples, calculate the surface area of a bunker, learn about putting green maintenance, and have a fun putting contest – all part of a First Green field trip.

Students won’t be the only ones learning on the golf course. Observing the field trip will be golf course superintendents from around the country who are attending the Golf Industry Show (GIS), sponsored by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). At GIS, golf course superintendents take professional development classes, network, and have a chance to learn about new golf industry products and programs. Like most professional conferences, the show is held indoors.

Superintendents who sign up for the First Green workshop will enjoy added bonus of getting outdoors for part of their session as they learn how they can host STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field trips on their golf courses.

The workshop offers superintendents an opportunity to expand local community involvement through hosting students and teachers. Several superintendents now hosting field trips will be there to lead the labs and share what works for them at their own golf courses.



Location: Bonita Golf Club, 5540 Sweetwater Road, Bonita, Calif. 91902 (20 minutes from the San Diego Convention Center)

Date: Monday, February 8, 2016

Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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