Welcome from the Coordinator

I would like to thank you for your interest in the Rock Eagle 4-H Environmental Education program. For the past 30 years we have been sharing our “classroom without walls” with students from across the southeast. As of the fall of 2017, the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education program has served a combined total of over 1,112,000 participants since its inception in 1979! We hope to share our experience and love for the outdoors with you and your students.

While at Rock Eagle, we believe your students will gain a greater awareness of themselves as well as the natural world around them. This unique experience builds strong bonds between students and their peers as well as between students and their teachers.

A successful field study requires detailed planning. Our goal is to make the planning process as easy as possible for you. Please use this site as a resource for developing your Rock Eagle field study, but do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Sincerely,

Matt Hammons, Program Coordinator

Email: mhammons@uga.edu
Phone: (706) 484-2862

Rock Eagle Day Trip Planner
 

Independent Curriculums

Independent Curriculum

Depending upon the length of the field study, schools staying overnight are asked to lead classes. Rock Eagle offers a variety of curriculum to choose from or create your can bring your own! Use the following guidelines when deciding how many independent activities your groups needs.

  • One night stay: One 1-hour night class
  • Two night stay: One 2-hour day class, two 1-hour night class or one 2-hour night class
  • Longer stay: Please call Matt at (706) 484-2862 to determine the proper number of independent classes.

 

Day Classes

New Games – This activity works well as a daytime or nighttime class. Allows students to experience non-traditional physical activities in a non-competitive way.

Rock Eagle Hike – Take a hike to the Rock Eagle effigy and learn about the history and legends of the mounds.

Cemetery Studies – Students will explore two historical cemeteries located adjacent to Rock Eagle 4-H Center. These cemeteries are located at Union Chapel Church, founded in 1855. Students will compare and contrast the physical and cultural characteristics of each.

– Cemetery Graphs: Graph 1 Graph 2 / Graph 3

Dragons and Dragonflies – Students work on written communication skills by writing and drawing. Assist students gain an understanding of the importance of descriptive writing.

Dragons and Dragonflies Photo Cards

River of Words – An international poetry and art project designed to nurture respect and understanding of the natural world. Students are encouraged to learn their “ecological address” by honing their observation skills and describing their “place in space” through poetry and art. River of Words online: http://www.riverofwords.org

Recreation- Enjoy softball, volleyball, kickball, and other sports. A variety of equipment is available in the main office.  

 

Evening Classes

Educational Videos – Choose from our list of educational videos and learn about the amazing world of plants and animals.

Campfire – Have your own campfire! Participate in a fun, recreational, and social activity that is always a welcome addition to the Rock Eagle trip.

Dance – Give your students another taste of social life. We have CD players, tape decks, and microphones available for your use. Let us know in advance if you need equipment. Rock Eagle does not provide music.

Movie Night – Bring a current video for your students to watch. Just let us know in advance and we will reserve a DVD player for you.

New Games – This activity works well as a daytime or nighttime class. Allows students to experience non-traditional physical activities in a non-competitive way.

Nature Hike – The woods surrounding Rock Eagle are a great place to explore at night.

Social – Bring chips, popcorn, and other snacks and let the students have some time to just hang out with their friends. You may use the building assigned to you.

Recreation– Enjoy softball, volleyball, kickball, and other sports. A variety of equipment is available at the main office.

Talent Show – Many of your students may have talents they will want to share with others. There are pianos in many of the buildings and a microphone can be set up.  Please let us know in advance what equipment you will need.

Dragons and Dragonflies – Students work on written communication skills by writing and drawing. Assist students gain an understanding of the importance of descriptive writing.

Dragons and Dragonflies Photo Cards

River of Words – An international poetry and art project designed to nurture respect and understanding of the natural world. Students are encouraged to learn their “ecological address” by honing their observation skills and describing their “place in space” through poetry and art. River of Words online: http://www.riverofwords.org