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UGA Cooperative Extension: Georgia 4-H

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. Our calendar is now open for reservations for the 2014-2015 school year. We hope to see you at Fortson 4-H Center very soon!

First time visitor? Wanting to get students and parents excited about an upcoming trip? The Fortson Information Book is here to help: PPt version | PDF version

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Video: Environmental Education at Fortson 4-H Center

 

On this page you will find:

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.

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Reservations

We are now accepting reservations for the 2014-2015 school year!canoe at fortson

Operated by the University of Georgia, the center is open to Environmental Education programs August-May. Please contact Reese Simmons at (770) 946-3276 or dsimmons@uga.edu for booking, more information and available dates. To book now, complete our reservation form! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Trip Planner for Teachers

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Trip Planner for Parents

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Fortson Homeschool Club

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

Registration is now open!

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Fortson Farm & Adoption Program

Fortson 4-H Center is proud to introduce its NEW Adopt-an-Animal Program! Come visit the farm and meet our animals!

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