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Thank you for your participation in the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program!

We appreciate your commitment to providing your students with the real world educational experiences offered at the Georgia 4-H Centers.   Since our inception in 1979, the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education (EE) program has served over 948,000 participants with programs that complement state educational standards and classroom instruction.  We provide these learning experiences from September through May of each school year at Wahsega 4-H Center in Dahlonega, Fortson 4-H Center in Hampton, Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island, and at the Jekyll Island 4-H Center. 

New for the 2012-13 school year, we are now providing a copy of “Environmental Education Friends” magazine for every student participant.  Friends magazines are a series of 4-H lessons delivered by county Extension professionals to 4-Hers across Georgia covering a variety of topics.  We provide this new resource for you to serve two primary purposes:

1. To serve as a follow-up tool allowing students an opportunity to reflect upon their 4-H EE field study 

2. To bring awareness to other 4-H opportunities that exist for students through local county Extension offices

At this point, we have not developed separate EE Friends magazines for different grade levels, but we do recognize that our different audiences require different levels of follow-up and reflection.  In order to develop and expand our EE Friends resource to more audiences, we would appreciate your feedback and suggestions.  Please complete this short, anonymous survey so that you can help us develop tools that are most relevant and useful to you: EE Friends Survey.

Finally, we are very pleased to operate a program of such caliber that reaches so many students each year.  We always appreciate the efforts of school teachers, administrators, school board members, bus drivers, parents, and other community supporters who make EE field studies possible.  If you ever have the opportunity to share your positive experiences with other potential EE user groups, we would greatly appreciate your recommendation. 

Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can provide any additional information for you.  Enjoy EE Friends and the time it will allow you and your students to reflect on your Georgia 4-H Environmental Education experience (www.georgia4h.org/ee)! 


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The University of Georgia and Ft. Valley State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and counties of the state cooperating. The Cooperative Extension Service offers educational programs, assistance and materials to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. An equal opportunity/affirmative action organization committed to a diverse work force.