McDuffie Environmental Education Center

The goal of the McDuffie Environmental Education Center (MEEC) is to provide students with stimulating outdoor experiences about the ecology of our wildlife, water, soils and forests while emphasizing good stewardship of these important resources.  This 570-acre site offers two interpretive nature trails, five outdoor classrooms, hands-on nature exhibits, two indoor science classrooms, two covered picnic pavilions, an outdoor amphitheater and a butterfly garden, as well as fields, forests, wetlands, ponds, and streams. MEEC is open by appointment only.  

Grand Bay Wetland Education Center

Grand Bay is a partnership between the Wildlife Resources Division and the Coastal Plains RESA. This facility offers a 1/2-mile boardwalk, a 54-foot tower, and an education center. A certified teacher is on hand for a full day of instruction. Make reservations as early in the school year as possible, even as early as the first day of pre-planning. Local schools have priority over other groups. 

For more information, please visit the Grand Bay page of the Coastal Plains RESA website.

Arrowhead Environmental Education Center

Arrowhead is located at the Wildlife Resources Division-Game Management Section Regional office near Armuchee. The 337-acre Wildlife Management Area was originally a farming community and later developed into a privately-owned fish hatchery. Bought by the state in 1968, the hatchery was operational until 1979. Today, the 14 hatchery ponds are currently used to aid in the management of waterfowl and wildlife. The site also offers a 2.2-mile interpretive nature trail that encompasses both forested and wetland habitats. 

Smithgall Woods Regional Education Center

Smithgall Woods Regional Education Center (SWREC) was established at the Smithgall Woods - Dukes Creek Conservation Area in 1997 in response to the growing demand for hands-on environmental education. Smithgall Woods is situated on 5,600 acres, most of which was acquired by the state of GA through a gift-purchase from Charles Smithgall, Jr., a noted conservationist and entrepreneur.