Georgia has five distinct physiographic regions, distinguished by the soil underlayer, the climate and the elevation of each area. Is that red clay on your shoes? You must be in the PIedmont region. Is the soil more like sand where you're standing? Chances are you are in the Coastal Plain. Compare a road map of Georgia to this map of the physiographic regions of Georgia. What region do you live in? What can you see around your home that tells you about your region?
This article from the New Georgia Encyclopedia gives a 'birds eye view' of the geology and climate that shapes each region. Georgia's regions are pieces of larger geographic areas that stretch up and down the North American continent. Each of these areas has distinct types of plants that will grow there, and distinct types of soil under your feet. The consequence of these different factors means that you see palmetto in your yard in Savannah and yellow poplar trees in Senoia.
Every region of Georgia has state parks that have been set aside for people to enjoy. State parks reflect the region they are in. You will find hiking and white water rafting at parks in Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountain region. You will find boardwalks built across marshes and places to paddle a canoe on a slow wide river in the Coastal Plain region of Georgia. What state parks are in your region of Georgia? How do the state parks in your region of Georgia show off the physical geography of your region? How do they highlight the human history of the region?
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources oversees Georgia's parks, historic areas and archaeological sites. What are the features that define a region? Look on this map for ideas. Rivers and mountains, historic farms and battlefields, traces of past cultures are all used to denote a region.
According to the Georgia Farm Bureau, "no matter which part of the state our state you visit, you’ll see some form of agricultural production."
The state office that works to bring business here says our climate "is a major reason so many people move to Georgia." Our climate is "temperate". What does that mean? What effect does the climate have on how you and your family earn a living?