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Rock Eagle 4-H Center: Environmental Education

Saturday @ the Rock

Saturday at the Rock is open to participants of all ages. Each scheduled Saturday we will host a program on a different topic of interest.

Program Information:

  • Includes a visit to the newly renovated Rock Eagle Natural History Museum;
  • Programs are two hours (unless otherwise stated);
  • Admission is $5.00 for 5 years and older, children 4 and younger are free;
    • May program prices are $10 per person.
  • Pre-registration required.

Annual Program Passes available!

  • $40.00 for the whole year.
  • Includes admission into all Saturday at the Rock programs during 2014.

To register for a Saturday at the Rock event, please contact Laura Kent at (706) 484-2881.

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2014 Saturday @ the Rock Schedule:

Download/ Print a Community Program Brochure

Backyard Bird Count

February 15th, The Great Backyard Bird Count

Join birders around the world observing birds this weekend - from beginning bird watchers to experts. It’s fun, easy, and helps the birds.  Participants tally the number of individual birds of each species they see. Observations will be entered into a national database.

Start time: 9:30am

Froe and Maul

March 15th, Simple Machines at the Scott Site

Spend the morning at the Scott site exploring simple machines and tools from the turn of the century.

Start time: 9:30am

Composting Logo

April 19th, Composting for Your Garden

Compost is organic matter that has decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment.  Compost can be rich in nutrients. It is used in gardens, landscaping, horticulture, and agriculture. Learn how you can incorporate compost into your home garden and landscape.

Start time: 9:30am


May 24th, Canning and Food Preservation

Denise Everson, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent with the UGA Cooperative Extension, teaches research-based recipes and provide step-by-step instructions on safe methods for food preservation.

Start time: 9:30am (Program Fee $10 per person)


June 21st, Snake Day

Learn more about local snakes. Participants will have an opportunity to handle a variety of snakes, while discussing their important role in the environment.

Start time: 9:30am


July 19th, Canoeing on Rock Eagle Lake

Navigate Rock Eagle Lake by canoe, while learning about local flora and fauna.

Start time: 9:30am

Georgia's Watersheds

August 16th, Discover Your Watershed

Do you know which watershed you live in? Participants will learn which of the 52 watersheds in Georgia they live within. We will discuss ways in which we impact our watershed, while learning to assess the quality.

Sketching from Nature

September 20th, Sketching From Nature

Draw on nature of inspiration while learning to sketch with a local artist. Join Rick Espelage for a morning of informative tools, tips and techniques to help you relax and enjoy the creative process as you increase your drawing skills.


October 18th, Night at the Museum

Enjoy an evening exploring the Diane Davies Museum of Natural History. Rock Eagle staff will guide participants through a variety of interactive exhibits.

Start time: 7:00pm

Rock Eagle Mound

November 22nd, Rock Eagle Hike

Hike to the Rock Eagle Mound. Participants will also have the opportunity to stop by Art @ the Rock.

Start time: 12:00pm & 3:00pm

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