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We understand that schools, as well as entire school systems are evaluated by student’s success on standardized testing. That’s why making learning fun in the areas of math and science is so critically important. Through our interactive field trips we hope to encourage students to pursue scientific research that will perhaps lead to adult careers in wildlife biology, paleontology increasing their interests in reporting and documenting results, increase character and provide them with interests in new reporting and documenting their findings in math, language and art.
With this in mind The Pettit Preserve serves the community’s school systems, scouts, 4H and civic organizations by offering educational field trips that enhance Georgia Performance Standards science curriculum. A local destination for environmental education is especially critical today due to the high cost of fuel. The Preserve is located in the SW corner of Bartow County making it a short ride from Paulding, Floyd and Cobb counties.
There is a minimal charge of $3 per participant. We prefer whole classes however we may work with smaller groups. Contact us for information. Lessons can be tailored to each academic discipline or other specified need. Our staff is certified in Project Wet, Project Wild and Project Learning Tree. A diverse tree identification trail supports scientific observation and scientific classification skills. Our aquatic stations and variety of plant species lend themselves to the understanding of the need for habitat and species diversity as well as an ethical understanding of the need to protect and conserve natural resources.