Instill the values of wildlife conservation in all ages!
The Go Fish Center offers educational programs that include on-site classroom programs, public workshops and seminars. Classroom programs are interactive, hands-on lessons that align to the Georgia Performance Standards. Project WET, WILD and Learning Tree activities are available for classroom programs. Live fish and wildlife exhibits, fishing simulators, educational displays and a theater offer several entry points for teaching conservation. The Go Fish Center also holds public, conservation-centered, educational workshops and seminars.
Come and visit the Go Fish Center and experience wildlife conservation in a whole new way!
Fishing Day Camps
The Go Fish Education Center is offering fishing day camps for children ages 7–15. See the summer schedule and details.
Parents, grandparents,and toddlers are invited to join us for this monthly educational program which explores different topics each month. See the schedule.
Guided Field Trips
This program caters to individual homeschool families. Designed for K–6th grade students. View the 2019–2020 schedule.
Not interested in a field trip? No problem, bring your group and enjoy the center at your own pace. It is also fun for kids to follow the gallery scavenger hunt. On average visitors spend 45–90 minutes touring and fishing. Check out our calendar for dates and times available for self-guided visits. When planning your visit, we appreciate a “heads-up” so we can ensure you have the best experienced possible.
Kids love to participate in our gallery scavenger hunt! We offer 3 different hunts.
State Fish Art
The Go Fish Education Center is home to the Georgia Division of the State Fish Art Contest.
Got a young artist residing in your home? Be sure to encourage them to enter the annual Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art contest. This contest is open to kids in Grades K–12, but the deadline for entries is March 31st—and you have to enter to win!
Students across the United States and internationally have the opportunity to win prizes and recognition while learning about state-fish species, behaviors, aquatic habitats, and conservation. Using art, the State-Fish Art Contest ignites children’s imagination while teaching them about fish and fishing.
To enter, young artists create an original illustration of their chosen fish from the official State-Fish List. A personal one-page written essay, story or poem based on its behavior, habitat and/or conservation needs is also required and awarded.
Other DNR Educational Opportunities
For more DNR education programs and services, please visit our education website at http://georgiawildlife.com/education.