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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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Class Offerings

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2017-2018 Class Offerings at Fortson 4-H Center

Rates and Fees

2017-2018 Programming Rates and Fees

(Prices effective July 1, 2017)



What’s Included

3 days, 2 nights


8 classes (6 day classes: 2 hours per class; 2 night classes: 1 hour per class), 7 meals, & lodging

2 days, 1 night


4 classes (3 day classes: 2 hours per class; 1 night class: 1 hour per class), 4 meals, & lodging

1 day with meal


2 classes (2 hours per class), 1 meal

1 day NO meal $20*/person 2 classes (2 hours per class)



includes travel time

1- to 2-hour classes at your location. Outreaches are based on availability around on-center programs.

We are able to add classes to the above programs. Night classes are an additional $6.00 per class. Day classes are an additional $9.00* per class.

*Additional Charge for Zip Line ($10.00) and Climbing Wall ($10.00).

To make a reservation call 770-946-3276 or email


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Fortson Homeschool Club

This Spring, 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 4-H Homeschool Club is now open!



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.