<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> University of Georgia Rock Eagle 4-H Center
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Georgia 4-H operates five 4-H Centers around the state of Georgia and is responsible for two other land holdings. The total usage of the 4-H facilities in FY 2001 was 95,995 people, of this total 59,180 users participated in an actual 4-H-sponsored event or activity. Many of the other adult user groups are related to University, Extension, Board of Regents and other educational conferences throughout the year.

  • Fortson -- Hampton, GA --Fortson 4-H Center is located in Henry and Clayton Counties, near Atlanta Motor Speedway, in the city of Hampton.

  • Jekyll Island -- Jekyll Is., GA -- Come to the coast to rediscover how much fun learning can be. Small group size allows all students to be involved. Students of all abilities can share in the wonder and the drama in an outdoor classroom of ocean, maritime forest, dunes and marsh.

  • Rock Eagle -- Eatonton, GA -- Extend the classroom into Georgia's heartland. Engage students in captivating and diverse habitats of the Piedmont. Explore the lake, streams, and forest of Rock Eagle.

  • Burton-- Tybee Is., GA --The center is surrounded on three sides by beautiful marshland. Examine marine animals, explore the marsh and beaches and discuss current coastal issues. Use the dune machine to teach students how dunes form. Get up close to the tidal creek environment on the floating dock. Study human influences on fragile barrier islands.

  • Tidelands -- Jekyll Is., GA --Tidelands Nature Center offers hands- on marine environmental science programs for the general public and school groups. Drop in and meet a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle, fish, snakes and other creatures that can be found along Georgia's coast. Sea kayak and canoe rentals are available for exploration of the lake on site.

  • Wahsega-- Dahlonega, GA -- Active, intense classes focus on the earth's environment and mountain ecosystem. Waterfalls, forest, mountains, and streams create a compelling outdoor classroom.

  • Conference Groups
    • Rock Eagle-- Eatonton, GA --Rock Eagle 4-H Center is located north of Eatonton, Georgia, adjacent to the Oconee National Forest. Its 1,428 acres of forested land, including a 110 acre lake, make Rock Eagle a natural meeting site away from everyday life.
    • Founders Lodge -- Eatonton, GA-- Enjoy the serene setting of the new founders Lodge at Rock Eagle 4-H Conference Center for your next business retreat.

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.