Phinizy Center’s Environmental Education department offers quality, hands-on adult education programs.


Georgia Master Naturalist
This series of classes includes field trips that combine lectures and hands-on learning that serve to connect people with local habitats and help them become engaged environmental stewards.

Birdwatching: Field Ornithology
Interested in birdwatching? We offer two exciting, hands-on Field Ornithology classes per year.

Reptiles & Amphibians: Field Herpetology
Learn about the cryptic and amazing world of amphibians and reptiles while enhancing skills needed for quick field identification.

Art Classes
Nature is an inspiration for art in its many forms, and Phinizy Center is now offering opportunities for you to experience nature through art right here at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park! Join our experienced instructors to capture art in different forms while enjoying Phinizy’s beautiful landscapes, plants and wildlife. Courses currently include Nature Printing, Nature Photography and Plein Air Oil Painting.