Outreach

If you can’t make it to the Dunwoody Nature Center for a field trip, let the Nature Center come to your school for an outreach program. Our naturalists travel to your school with a variety of natural teaching materials that will educate students in an experiential manner. Each of our environmental programs is tailored to a specific grade and is correlated to the Georgia Standards of Excellence. Expect the program to be packed full of interactive games and hands-on, STEM-based activities that supplement the student’s classroom learning.

 

“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

 

To learn more, download our outreach brochure by clicking on the logo below or scroll down to see all of our programs by grade level. 

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Adaptable for Every Grade Level

Skulls, Skins and Scat
One hour program

Students will explore skins, skulls, scat and tracks of Georgian mammals, reptiles and birds. The students will count how many teeth an alligator has or admire the various colors of a bobcat’s fur. They will learn how these animals use their unique skins and skulls to survive in Georgia. Lastly, they will play an animal “concentration game” matching up skins, skulls, tracks and scat to various animals.

Reptile Roundup
One hour program

What makes turtles and snakes reptiles? How are they different from amphibians or mammals? Students will learn these differences through a hands-on comparison of skulls, skins and scat from various reptiles and mammals. Lastly, the students will enjoy an encounter with our resident corn snake and learn about its unique characteristics.

Pre-K

Pre-K

Kindergarten

Kindergarten

First Grade

First Grade

Second Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade

Outreach Programs Policy and FAQ

Having the Dunwoody Nature Center at your school is as easy as 1,2,3…

1. Choose the outreach program that is right for your students.
2. Schedule your program by emailing Jackie Sherry, program manager at programs@dunwoodynature.org or by calling the program office at (770) 394-3322.
3. Pay your$50.00 deposit to secure your spot.

Outreach programs for Pre-school and Kindergarten classes are 30 minutes long. The cost is $80 ($50 for each additional program). 30 students maximum per program. Outreach programs for 1st-5th grade classes are approximately 1 hour long. The cost is $170 ($80 for each additional program). 30 students maximum per program.

No travel fee for 0-20 miles from Dunwoody Nature Center.
$30 for 21-30 miles from Dunwoody Nature Center
$40 for 31-40 miles from Dunwoody Nature Center
$50 for 41-50 miles from Dunwoody Nature Center

A deposit of $50 is required to secure your outreach program. The deposit will be applied to the balance of your program. You may pay via credit card by phone or you may mail a check for the deposit. If you need an invoice prior to paying the deposit, call the Nature Center and one will be provided to you. All deposits are non-refundable, but may be applied to a future program if you cancel our visit. The balance will be due on the day of the program.

Title I Funding

Financial support may be available for Title 1 funded schools. Please inquire by emailing the program office at programs@dunwoodynature.org or calling 770-394-3322.

Scheduling

Outreach requests are taken by email (programs@dunwoodynature.org) or by calling our program office at 770-394-3322.