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 Performance Standards. Expect the program to be packed full of interactive games and hands-on 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.
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.
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.