Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
2070 U.S. Hwy. 278, SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
Educational opportunities abound at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center and include informal public programs and kids fishing events to in-classroom programs, on-site classroom programs and teacher development sessions.
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center offers a variety of public programs  year-round for all ages, including shooting sports, wildlife conservation, fishing, plant identification and more. Most public programs are free, but pre-registration may be required since space is limited.
Kids Fishing Events provide children the opportunity to get "hooked" on fishing! Staff provide basic fishing instruction, gear, bait and a special event pond (catch and release only). One adult chaperone for every five children is required for ages eight and up and for every three children under age eight. These events are free, but pre-registration is required (50 student maximum/day).
Cost: These events are free (max. 50 students/day) unless combined with a Discovery Center program (in which Discovery Center fees apply).
Live animals in the classroom are a wonderful way to introduce students to Georgia's wildlife diversity and cover state-required Georgia Performance Standards. Five outreach programs are available to schools within a 90-minute drive from Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center (Mansfield, GA), which includes Atlanta, Athens, and Macon.
Each one-hour program includes demonstrations and live animals. Staff can visit up to three classes per day (max. 40 students per class). Available programs topics include: Vertebrates, Aquatic Ecology, Birds of Prey, Endangered Species, and Reptiles. Program scheduling begins in early August for the following school year, so call early!
Cost: $120 per classroom program ONLY for schools within a 90-minute drive from Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center (Mansfield, GA). Staff can visit up to three classes (40 students/class maximum) per day. Auditorium programming is also available.
Oureach programs are also provided on a limited basis for civic groups, scouts, and special events.
For further details or to schedule an outreach visit, contact Pete Griffin at 770.784.3059 or email@example.com .