Who We Are

A project of the Southern Conservation Trust, the Fayette Environmental Education Center (FEEC) is a place where children, families, and visitors of all ages can connect with the wonders of nature in Georgia.

It’s a space for learning and inspiration, for taking a deep breath, amid the beauty of Fayette County, Georgia.

The Fayette Environmental Education Center (FEEC) is set to be the Southern Conservation Trust’s premier nature facility in Georgia. A home base for conservation initiatives, nature area development, environmental education, agricultural education and an environmental art program. This facility will encompass all that the Southern Conservation Trust does, and share it in a teachable way with the community we love.

FEEC is designed as a resource for environmental education and exploration right in your backyard.

Founded in 1993, as a registered 501(c)3 organization, the Southern Conservation Trust is dedicated to elevating nature through the stewardship of public nature preserves and private conserved land throughout Georgia and the east coast. We currently protect 57,000 acres in eleven states and operate eight public nature areas in Fayette County, Georgia.

Preserving nature and providing access to the outdoors is what gives us joy, and FEEC allows us to share that with you!

Our Mission

The Fayette Environmental Education Center promotes conservation by nurturing children and adults through environmental and agriculture education, land protection and restoration, native wildlife and habitats, and encouraging meaningful interaction with nature.

FEEC fulfills its mission by:
  • Promoting environmental awareness and respect through education
  • Providing a space where people of all ages can explore nature to the fullest
  • Exhibit halls that bring you face to face with Georgia wildlife and their habitats
  • Providing education on conservation and restoration initiatives in Georgia and beyond
  • Educating a new generation on sustainable agricultural practices

Our History

For years our team envisioned a space in Fayette County to be a home to host our environmental and agricultural education programs.

In November of 2019, the Southern Conservation Trust acquired the historic Bennett Graham Brewer house built in the 1830s. In the late 1850s, this house was home to several children of Philip Fitzgerald, the great-grandfather of author of Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell. Originally built as a two-story house, a tornado ravaged the house and took off the second floor in January 1892. The house was rebuilt as a one-story before it was restored in the 1980s by the Brewer Family.

This historic home fits our mission so much more than building a new facility- it allows us to protect something of historical value while giving it a new fruitful life.

Opening to the public on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021.