UGA Celebrates 100 Years of Forestry Student Leadership

April 4, 2014

The University of Georgia Forestry Club will celebrate its centennial on Saturday in Whitehall Forest with a number of festivities, including a time capsule ceremony and video heritage screening.

The “100 Years of Forestry Club” Historical Exhibit opens at 10 a.m. in Flinchum’s Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Road, in the heart of Whitehall Forest.

At 4 p.m., visitors can view the Video Heritage Project, which is a screening of taped interviews with alumni and current students about the significance of the UGA Forestry Club.

The UGA Forestry Club began in 1914, and members compete in collegiate forestry competitions as the Timberdawgs.

The festivities conclude with a time capsule ceremony at 4:30 p.m., also at Flinchum’s Phoenix.

The time capsule will be filled with memorabilia from the UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, school and club clothing and accessories, photos and letters from current students written to their future selves.

The time capsule will be buried right outside of Flinchum’s Phoenix and opened in 2064.

For more information, contact Krisha Faw at 828-508-0826 or Emily Saunders at 770-823-3201.