Environmental education programs are administered by UGA Cooperative Extension at six 4-H centers across the state.
These programs offer teachers and students a combination of resources in the forms of nature and equipment to aid in the learning process. Programs can be customized to meet specific objectives as requested by visiting schools.
Environmental Education Program Objectives
- To develop an awareness, knowledge and appreciation for the natural environment
- To cultivate curiosity, critical reasoning and evaluation skills
- To develop positive relationships between students and their teachers
- To make the school program more meaningful by applying knowledge and skills required in the classroom to real-life situations
- To provide experiences in 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 an area