Environmental Education

Our Environmental Education program offers hands-on learning experiences for all school types and grades, with a focus on our local coastal ecosystems.  Each year we host thousands of guests from all over the southeast. Our students get to learn about the natural world around them. For more information on our programs and reservations please visit our Environmental Education page.

The Burton 4-H Center Environmental Education Program is administered by UGA Extension and is located on 6 acres of Tybee Island, Georgia. Tybee Island itself is very small (3 miles x .5 mile) and we use several locations of the island for our classes. We offer teachers and their students a combination of natural and equipment resources to aid in the learning process. The Environmental Education Program is customized per specific objectives requested by the visiting group. The objectives of the Environmental Education Program are to:

  • Develop an awareness, knowledge and appreciation for the natural environment.
  • Cultivate curiosity, critical reasoning and evaluation skills.
  • Develop positive relationships between students and their teachers.
  • Make the school program more meaningful by applying knowledge and skills required in the classroom to real-life situations.
  • Provide experiences in scientific processes, such as observing, measuring, classifying, etc.
  • Develop self-confidence and physical fitness.
  • Develop an appreciation for the local and natural history of an area.

Burton 4-H Center Environmental Education