Georgia is rich with opportunities to discover the state’s diverse natural and historic resources and to explore the environmental issues it faces. Whether you are a teacher, student, business leader, government official or interested citizen, the Department of Natural Resources has education programs designed to help you learn and grow, get outdoors and improve your environment.


Maybe you want to know how to identify plants and animals or understand where your drinking water comes from. The Department of Natural Resources conducts workshops, classes and events that let you learn from instructors. DNR also provides tools that you can use to teach and learn on your own. The links below provide additional information on a variety of opportunities.

Workshops, Classes and Events

Teaching and Learning Resources for Teachers and Schools

Learning Resources for Kids

Learning Resources for Everyone


The natural world is a living laboratory where we can learn incredible lessons. From hikes in the forest and animal encounters to compass skills and pond studies, the Department of Natural Resources’ staff can show you the way. Visit a state park or wildlife education center for a guided nature program today.


Would you like to get more involved in your community and help protect our natural and historic resources? The Department of Natural Resources wants to make you part of the solution with the following programs:

Volunteer opportunities also are available with the Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites Division.

Educators may also want to visit The Online Guide to Environmental Education (EE) in Georgia -  This "one-stop" site offers EE lesson plans based on state curriculum standards, searchable EE resource database (including grants and contests), statewide calendar of EE events, directory of EE organizations, directory of Georgia's EE model schools, EE news, and easy to access facts about Georgia's environment.