“The findings are stunning: environment-based education produces student gains in social studies, science, language arts, and math; improves standardized test scores and grade-point averages; and develops skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making.” Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
At the Dunwoody Nature Center, classes move through the meadow and trails of our park led by our highly trained staff of environmental educators for a hands-on learning experience that reinforces and brings to life the STEM concepts that they are taught in the classroom. Our field trips are correlated to Georgia Standards of Excellence according to grade level and subject area using academically-based curriculum materials. We feature four distinct habitats — meadow, stream, wetlands, and forest — that are ideally suited to enhance the fundamentals of environmental science in a controlled setting. Many of our field trips are available for outreach at your school as well. To learn more, download our field trip brochure by clicking on the logo below or scroll down to see all of our field trips by grade level.
$50 minimum deposit required at registration. One hour programs are $6.00 per student; one-and-a-half are $8.00 per student.