Education

The Georgia Museum of Agriculture & Historic Village is committed to providing a stimulating, memorable environment for learners of all ages while, instilling an appreciation for the past and intent on inspiring the future. Our programs are designed to increase understanding of Georgia’s rural and agricultural history, with emphasis on the continued growth of agriculture in the state and its importance to the future.

The Museum offers quality educational programs for all grade levels. Our programs are perfect for public/private schools, homeschool families/associations, and youth groups. Each of our programs use the resources of the Museum to engage learners through a variety of experiences.

Professional Development Workshop

The Georgia Museum of Agriculture is hosting a Project WILD workshop, November 11, 2017!

Whether you are planning on teaching in a formal classroom, leading interpretive programming at a state park, or educating the public about sustainable natural resources, this workshop is for you! Become a Project WILD certified educator. Project WILD is a nationally known and award-winning environmental education curriculum designed for teachers and other educators working with youth from preschool through 12th grade. This workshop is an active, hands-on opportunity to experience the curriculum first hand. Participants will receive Project WILD’s activity guide, which includes activities correlated to the national and state standards. View the flyer for further information. Register now as space is limited!

Quick Links

Program Comparison Chart
Destination Ag
Self-Guided Tour
Visit to the Past Workshop
Online Registration

Media Release

Upon entering the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village grounds (GMA), all visitors (including youth groups for programming purposes) grant the GMA the irrevocable permission to use his or her image, likeness, voice or sound recordings in any media and for the purpose whatsoever and without compensation.

*If a child is unable to have their image taken, please let the Country Store know at check-in and a sticker or armband will be provided.

Educational Programs

Camp Wiregrass
A summer day camp program focusing on Georgia history and natural resources.

Destination Ag
An experiential learning program that connects agriculture and natural resources to children’s daily lives and educates them on career opportunities within these industries.

Self-Guided Tour
Student groups, led by teachers or group leaders provided by the visiting school, explore attractions throughout the Museum and Historic Village at their own pace and visit with costumed interpreters who provide discussions and interactive experiences.

Visit to the Past Workshop
Student groups, led by teachers or group leaders provided by the visiting school, follow an itinerary consisting of 25-minute interpreter led, hands-on sessions held at various attractions throughout the Museum and Historic Village.

*Homeschool activities have been combined with the above listed programs. All GMA education programs can accommodate homeschool groups.   

Education Standards

Programs at the Museum correlate with Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS), Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE), and the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). For specific standards, please click on a program name below.

                                                Destination Ag          Self-Guided Tour          Visit to the Past Workshop

Plan Your Visit

Follow these simple steps to start planning for your group’s adventure!  We suggest to start planning no later than one month in advance.

1. Select Program Type: The first step is deciding what program best fits your group’s needs and expectations.

                                                Destination Ag          Self-Guided Tour          Visit to the Past Workshop

2. Determine a Date: Before registering, determine the best date for your group to visit.  When planning your date,  consider the following:

  • The Museum and Historic Village is open for programming Tuesday-Friday.  Saturday’s are available for Self-Guided Tours upon request. During the 2016-2017 academic year, Destination Ag programming is available on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.
  • All education programs are offered during a typical school calendar consisting of the fall season as September-December and the spring season as February-May.  Tours are also  available during the summer months of June-July.
  • Check your dates with your school’s calendar to avoid testing and holidays.
  • Have a back-up plan!  Look for multiple dates which are appropriate for your group in case your first choice is unavailable.

 

3. Register Online: Registrations may only be taken online.  Make sure you have your desired program and date in mind before registering.  A reservation confirmation will be emailed within 48 business hours from your online registration.  The Education Operations Supervisor will contact you if your desired date is already booked.

*A field trip is not reserved until a reservation confirmation is sent by the Museum.

4. Organize the Details: Once you receive your reservation confirmation, it’s time to start organizing the details!  The Museum’s Education Department will email specific program information a few weeks prior to your field trip.  All Museum program policies, trip planners, and further information are also available online.  Please review this information and share it with fellow teachers, parents and other visiting adults so everyone has the proper expectations for the trip.

Questions?

For education or programming questions, contact Sara Hand at sfhand@abac.edu or 229/391-5208.

For reservations or scheduling questions, contact Tonia Carpenter at tcarpenter@abac.edu or 229/391-5205.

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