One million served


When 456 third- through fifth-graders visited Rock Eagle Oct. 10, the UGA 4-H Center logged its millionth student served by its environmental education program. Diane Davies, now a retired 4-H specialist, started Georgia 4-H environmental education in 1979 with a $300 annual budget and six months to establish the program. Now, 35 years later, the program serves more than 44,000 students annually at Rock Eagle in Eatonton, Wahsega 4-H Center in Dahlonega, Fortson 4-H Center in Hampton, Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island and Jekyll 4-H Center on Jekyll Island. Get more at