Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
2070 U.S. Hwy. 278, SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
Any teacher or youth leader may conduct teacher-led educational programs at Smithgall Woods.
Opportunities include hiking a 1.5-mile interpretive trail, walking a half-mile wetlands loop/beaver pond trail with a tree-ID key, or fishing at one of the park's two ponds. Stop by our indoor Discovery Room to learn more about local history and ecology.
Please call ahead to schedule your group to use Smithgall Woods' facilities or educational equipment:
Onsite programs for students in grades pre-K through 2nd grade are teacher-led. Groups must be properly chaperoned and supervised for safety at all times. Use of shelters and facilities is subject to availability and must be reserved in advance. The following K-2 activities are outlined in our program guide and instructions with written worksheets are available upon request:
Birds and Worms: Play a game by pretending to be birds in search of food to demonstrate how both predators and prey use camouflage as a survival adaptation.
Environmental "I Spy": Enjoy a teacher-led nature hike while finding objects in nature whose names begin with letters on a game card.
Living or Nonliving: Learn about the traits of living and nonliving things during a brief discussion before taking a teacher-led nature hike to classify objects along the trail.
Matching Leaves with Trees: Take a teacher-led scavenger hunt and find trees that match laminated leaf cards or that fit special categories.