K12 Welcome

Welcome

The Environmental and Heritage Center (EHC) is a unique partnership among the Environmental and Heritage Center Foundation, the University of Georgia, the Gwinnett County Board of Education, and the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners.

The EHC’s mission is to transform the concepts of science and history into interactive, learn-by-doing experiences that encourage a student’s natural curiosity and sense of wonder about themselves and the world around them.

Students of all ages come to the EHC and its historic sites to experience learning outside of the classroom. By exposing children to nature, history and alternative learning surroundings, the EHC enables them to see and embrace critical academic concepts in different ways.

Programs in both science and social studies serve as an extension to the classroom and are available for daycare, preschool, public school, and homeschool audiences. With hikes, outdoor classrooms, historic sites, and a state-of-the-art laboratory, all experiences are unique and matched to the Georgia Performance Standards as well as the Gwinnett Academic and Knowledge Skills Curriculum.

The EHC strives to meet the needs of all our visitors.  Please make staff aware of any special arrangements at the time of registration.

For questions concerning curriculum content, please contact: Director of Programming Jason West at walter.west@gwinnettcounty.com.

For registration questions, please email registration@gwinnettEHC.org or call Katy Molinari at 678.765.4680.

Educator Guide

General Information

Planning Your Visit

Stem Partners

Preschool Programs

Kindergarten Programs

First Grade Programs

Second Grade Programs

Third Grade Programs

Fourth Grade Programs

Fifth Grade Programs

Middle School Programs

High School Programs

Science Outreach Programs

Discovery Dome Programs

Social Studies Outreach Programs

Special Exhibits