UGA Cooperative Extension is organized into four geographical districts through our county delivery system.
4-H Centers and Facilities
Multiple facilities are located across the state for Georgia's future leaders to learn, play, and grow. From the mountains to the sea, there are opportunities to experience 4-H activities in safe and serene settings. For information on particular events, contact your local Extension office. Schools that are interested in booking environmental education field trips may contact the centers directly.
Outside groups are welcome to rent our facilities for retreats, camps, meetings, weddings, and more. Visit the individual websites below for more information on rates and booking or to request a proposal.
Right around the corner from Atlanta Motor Speedway there are 75 acres of forest, field, and fun waiting for people to explore at "Atlanta's Outdoor Classroom." Fortson can accommodate up to 182 guests.
Located on the south end of "Georgia's Jewel," Camp Jekyll has easy access to the salt marsh, maritime forest, and local areas rich in history. Camp Jekyll’s new facilities opened in 2017. It exclusively serves youth audiences and can hold up to 256 guests.
This day-use facility offers hands-on marine science programs for the general public and school groups, kayak tours, and live animal exhibits.
Adjacent to the Oconee National Forest, Rock Eagle covers nearly 1,500 acres of forested land, including a 110-acre lake. It's the largest 4-H center in the world and can host up to 1,100 guests.
Surrounded by salt marsh and just a short walk from the beach, Burton 4-H Center welcomes visitors to a tranquil portion of one of Georgia’s most prominent islands. The 6-acre site can accommodate up to 156 guests.
Discover mountain air, clear streams, rugged trails, and great food at Wahsega 4-H Center. Originally a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp, cabins clad in American chestnut were built to serve as bunkhouses for youth in 1937. Today, the well-lit facilities are an authentic, rustic mountain retreat that's open for three seasons for up to 222 guests.
This group of faculty and staff provides leadership through research and extension to sustain urban ecosystems and food systems, enhance economic development, and improve the quality of life and environments in urban settings.
The Center for Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health leads in the development, consolidation and dissemination of information and programs focused on invasive species, forest health, natural resource and agricultural management.
Originally a USDA Bamboo Farm, this facility was deeded to the University in 1983 for use as an education and research center. Numerous ornamental plants and gardens are open to the public. The garden also hosts special and private events throughout the year.
CAED provides feasibility and marketing services, agricultural and demographic data, and policy analysis for relevant decision makers.
Research and Education Centers
The following centers develop and transfer environmentally sustainable and profitable agricultural systems to land owners and managers in order to protect the natural resource base, build accord with non-agricultural sectors, and support healthy rural economies.
- Attapulgus Research and Education Center
- C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park
- Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center
- J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center
- Northwest Georgia Research and Education Center
- Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center
- Southwest Georgia Research and Education Center
- Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center