Field Trips

Important Notice about School Bus Parking

Buses must park at the Dunwoody Park baseball field parking lot located at 5321 Roberts Drive. Buses will not be able to turn around in our driveway due to space limitations. Buses can park at the bottom of the parking lot and our staff will meet you there. It is a short walk from the trail to our main education building.

 

“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 educators for a hands-on learning experience that reinforces and brings to life the concepts that they are taught in the classroom. Our field trips are correlated to Georgia Performance Standards 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.

 

Register for Field Trips and Pay Deposit here

$50 minimum deposit required at registration. One hour programs are $6.00 per student; one-and-a-half  are $8.00 per student.

Preschool and Headstart

Preschool and Headstart

Kindergarten

Kindergarten

First Grade

First Grade

Second Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Third Grade

4th and 5th Grade

4th and 5th Grade

Register for Field Trips here

$50 minimum deposit required at registration. One hour programs are $6.00 per student; one-and-a-half and two hour programs are $8.00 per student.

Need help in funding a Field Trip?

Thanks to the generosity of our corporate partners, a limited number of scholarships are available for Title 1 funded schools to attend field trips at the Nature Center. This funding provides a discount per student on all field trips. To initiate a Title 1 request, please contact Jackie Sherry, Program Manager, or by calling the program office at (770) 394-3322.


Field Trip Registration Policy and FAQ

Having a field trip to Dunwoody Nature Center is as easy as 1,2,3…

1. Choose the field trip that is right for your students.
2. Call the Nature Center to check for availability and make your reservations (770) 394-3322.
3. Register your field trip online and make your $50 deposit to secure your spot.

Payment Information:

A deposit of $50 is required to secure your field trip. The deposit will be applied to the balance due of the field trip. You may pay via credit card when completing the online registration or by phone. You may also 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 your visit. The balance will be due on the day of the program.

How Many Students Can We Serve?

We can host up to 100 students per day. We recommend a maximum of 25 per group. If you have questions about your group, please call the Education Office.

Title I Funding

Financial support may be available for Title 1 funded schools to attend field trips at the Nature Center. Please inquire about Title 1 scholarships through our program office.

FAQ Answers!

  • Field Trips may be scheduled for Monday through Friday beginning from 9:00 am to 4 pm.
  • All teachers and chaperones are FREE – as is parking.
  • All schedule changes must be made at least 72 hours in advance.
  • Yes, you may extend your stay at the Nature Center for play/exploration or lunch at no additional cost. We only reserve one field trip per day so the park is yours to explore outside of your field trip time. We have an outside picnic area for your enjoyment, but have limited indoor space to accommodate lunch.
  • Our programs are designed to be outdoor experiences. Please make sure that students are dressed appropriately for the day’s weather conditions.
  • Yes, we can customize some programs. Please call the Program Office to discuss at (770) 394-3322.