Just outside of Atlanta in Hampton, Georgia lies Fortson 4-H Center. There are 77 acres of forest, field, pond, and wetlands just waiting for your kids to explore the wonders of nature and get dirty!
Fortson 4-H Center the newest of the five centers operated by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service that hosts school groups in the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program. During the school year Fortson 4-H Center offers an exciting range of academic programs for schools who wish to give their students a chance to learn by doing.
Our environmental education program includes entomology where the children will learn about insects while catching and identifying them. Students can get their feet wet and sample the secrets that lie beneath the water in our pond ecology class, and then they could handle turtles and snakes in our herpetology class. They can also see how the pioneers survived without today’s modern conveniences in pioneer life. Other classes offered include wetland ecology, forest science, challenge course, wilderness survival, and archery!