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Rock Eagle 4-H Center: Environmental Education

Georgia 4-H Program & Environmental Education Objectives

Georgia 4-H

The 4-H Program is operated by the Land Grant University in each state, so while you visit Rock Eagle, you are on a campus of the University of Georgia. Georgia 4-H reaches over 160,000 young people throughout the state. Just as diverse as the state's population, so are the offerings of the 4-H Program.

The 4-H Program is a part of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and continues to be the largest youth development program in the United States. 4-H teaches young people life skills that are necessary in order to be better leaders and citizens.

Georgia 4-H Mission Statement

To assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing citizens.

Georgia 4-H Vision

A world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change.

Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Objectives

  • 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.

Contacts for Georgia 4-H Environmental Education