The educational mission of the Wildlife Resources Division is to cultivate an appreciation and understanding of Georgia’s wildlife resources, fostering wise stewardship of these resources and promoting safe and ethical natural resource-based recreation. We partner with other agencies, school systems and organizations in operating seven regional education centers throughout the state. Environmental educators at the centers teach a variety of subjects related to natural resources conservation and recreation. Field trips, outreach programs and family recreational opportunities abound.
Arrowhead Environmental Education Center, a partnership between the Wildlife Resources Division and Floyd County Board of Education, is located at the Wildlife Resources Divisions’ Game Management Section Regional office near Armuchee. You can find more information about Arrowhead EEC here.
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center is centrally located in the state near Mansfield, about an hour east of downtown Atlanta. Managed by the Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division, this 6400-acre area consists of fields, forests and lakes and comprises Marben Public Fishing Area and Clybel Wildlife Management Area. Educational opportunities include single day and overnight field trips, outreach programs, teacher workshops, conferences, summer camps and family events. You can find more information about CEWC here.
Developed as part of the Go Fish Georgia Initiative, this center opened in 2010 to promote and increase fishing participation in Georgia. Whether you are new to fishing, a seasoned professional or mentor to a young angler, the Go Fish Education Center is for you! Find out more about this facility's educational opportunities here.
The McDuffie Environmental Education Center (MEEC) is a collaboration between the McDuffie County Board of Education, Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division, CSRA Resource Conservation and Development Council (RC&D), the Watson-Brown Foundation and CSRA Regional Education Services Agency. Located about 30 miles west of Augusta at the McDuffie Fish Hatchery and Public Fishing Area, MEEC serves as an extended outdoor classroom facility for the Central Savannah River Area. You can find more information about MEEC here.
The Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve (SINERR,) one of 28 research reserves around the country, is administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and managed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. It is located on Sapelo Island. You can find more information about SINERR here.
Smithgall Woods Regional Education Center (SWREC), a partnership with the Wildlife Resources Division, GA DNR State Parks and Historic Sites Division and Pioneer RESA, is located near Helen. You can find more information about SWREC here.