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Fortson 4-H Center

Environmental Education

General Information

Every year, thousands of students from all across the state enjoy our day and overnight Environmental Education Program! Our classes are engaging and hands-on, immersing the student in the natural environment to actively apply concepts learned in the classroom. All groups are welcome including public, private, home-based, religious and Montessori schools, as well as clubs and scouting groups.

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Fortson Homeschool Club

This Fall Fortson 4-H Center is offering its Environmental Education Program designed Students with mud on face from native american studies sitespecifically for homeschool families! Learn more!

Registration for our Fall Homeschool Club is now open, please click here!



Environmental Education Goals

  • To develop an awareness, knowledge, and appreciation for the natural environment.
  • To cultivate curiosity, critical reasoning, and evaluation skills.
  • To develop positive relationships among students and their teachers.
  • To make the school program more meaningful by applying knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom to real-life situations.
  • To provide experiences in using scientific processes, such as observing, measuring, classifying, etc.
  • To develop self-confidence and physical fitness.
  • To develop an appreciation for the local and natural history of the area.

Are you one of the million?

All of our classes in our Environmental Education Program offer hands-on learning experiences that enhance skills taught in the classroom through a curriculum that is aligned with the Georgia Department of Education curriculum standards. We offer day classes as well as overnight trips to students ranging from Pre-K through 12th grade. Join us for a fun-filled educational experience that your students will be talking about all year! Our environmental education program works cooperatively with the University of Georgia in an effort to provide a research-based education at our facility.