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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;
    • April and July 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 2015.

To register for a Saturday at the Rock event, please contact Jessica Torhan at (706) 484-4838.

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2015 Saturday @ the Rock Schedule:

Download/ Print a Community Program Brochure


February 21st, Backpacking for Beginners

Appalachian Trail thru-hiker and Wilderness First Responder, Laura Kent, teaches the fundamentals and basics of backpacking, including equipment, backcountry cooking, preparation, and wilderness ethics.

Start time: 9:30am

Whether you are growing tomatoes or peppers, start container gardens with nutrient-rich soil.

March 21st, Container Gardening

Start a garden at home no matter how little room you have with a container garden. Learn how to maximize your space to grow ornamentals or edibles year round with few supplies.

Start time: 9:30am

Image Credit: Sharon Dowdy

Tiger Salamander

April 18th, Reptiles and Amphibians

Rock Eagle Environmental Educators teach about native reptiles and amphibians using live animals. Participants will be able to touch and hold a variety of animals while learning about the importance of these creatures to our ecosystem.

Start time: 9:30am


May 16th, Canning and Food Preservation

Katie Hiers, 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)

Bee Keeping

June 20th, Backyard Beekeeping

Join Putnam County Extension Coordinator, Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent, and Beekeeping expert Keith Fielder as he teaches participants the basics of backyard beekeeping.

Start time: 9:30am

Healthy Cooking

July 18th, Healthy Cooking on a Budget

Learn how to cook a delicious, healthy meal for under $10 with Heard County Extension Coordinator, Dinah Rowe. The class will use fresh produce grown on Rock Eagle’s living history farm to make a memorable meal for the entire family.

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


August 15th, Backyard Poultry

County Extension Coordinator Keith Fielder teaches participants everything they need to know about raising a backyard flock including care, feeding and facilities.

Start time: 9:30am

Movie Under the Stars

September 19th, Movie at the Mound

Join us for a movie and concessions under the stars. Bring your chairs and blankets as for a movie on the big screen at Cloverleaf field. Family-friendly movie TBD.

Start Time: TBD


October 17th, Canoeing and Pioneer Life

Join us for a relaxing canoe ride around Rock Eagle lake, followed by a trip to our living history site where participants have the opportunity to explore a replica homestead, complete with a saddlebag home, general store replica, family garden, and outbuildings. A site tour will be followed by a historic campfire and cornbread making. Feel free to attend one or both activities.

Start Time: 3:00 PM

Rock Eagle Mound

November 21st, 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

University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES)