May 1, 2020 Newsletter

Will We Be Back To Normal Soon?

While it is hard to say what the new “normal” will look like, we are planning to resume programming the week of May 18th. Exactly what programming and under what restrictions is still to be determined. Our plans will be coordinated with the City of Dunwoody and subject to guidance from the CDC.

Summer Camp Update

Just like a kid waiting excitedly for summer, so are we eagerly awaiting news on camp regulations.
We anticipate having new guidelines by May 15.
Any updates will be sent out in a letter to all camp families and posted on our website. 

Sweetgum Ball Challenge

Thanks to everyone taking part in our Sweetgum Ball Challenge to fill the bucket with the prickly seed pods of our majestic Sweetgum tree.

Congratulations to Graham Brown for holding the current record of 7min 44sec. You are welcome to come and try to beat his record. Post your results and tag us!

Graham is the son of our Board President Jany Brown–who explained that they just had to get out of the house and into nature for a while. Nice job!

New Nature Activities To Do At Home

Take a look at all of these great family nature activities to do at home!

Activities include:
  • Spring Nature Classes
  • Community Family Programs
  • Spring Break Camp Activities 
  • Educational activities for school students pre-K through 5th grade 

Dunwoody Nature Center
Trail Coloring Page

Thanks to Discover Dunwoody, we’ve got a coloring page of our new Eagle Trail off of Roberts Dr!

Mother's Day Activities

This Mother’s Day, the Nature Center will be hosting a social-distancing-friendly event called WILD For Mother’s Day.

In celebration of Mother’s Day weekend (May 8-10), families can download a Mother’s Day Trail Map to guide them through some of the best (and most wild!) photo-ops in the park. Trail markers will be set up at each location to help guide your adventure. Don’t forget to pick up the complementary WILD treasure along the way!

Post your family photos on social media with #DunwoodyNatureMoms for the chance to win Nature Center merch and prizes!

How To Participate

  • Download the WILD for Mother’s Day Trail Map
  • Visit the Trail Markers for photo-ops (don’t forget to find the WILD gift)
  • Post your photos on social media with #DunwoodyNatureMoms for the chance to win prizes!

Dunwoody's Sustainability Heroes!

Congratulations to Mary Keesee and Griffith Engineering for being Dunwoody’s 2020 Sustainability Heroes!

Mary is a frequent Nature Center volunteer and helps lead the Sustainability Committee’s effort to monitor water quality in Dunwoody’s watershed.

Griffith Engineering’s whole team spent a day volunteering at the Nature Center last Spring and completed an energy audit of the facilities that helped the city earn the ARC’s Gold Green Communities status.

Read more in the Dunwoody Crier

More To Do At The Nature Center

New This Week

  • Check out the new decorated digs for our bee hives
  • Walk our new Eagle Trail just off of Roberts Drive

#GivingTuesdayNow - May 5

Join other Georgians on Tuesday, May 5 for #GivingTuesdayNow to help non-profits organizations, like the Dunwoody Nature Center, respond to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
Nature shows us that life cannot be cancelled, delayed, or suspended.  At this time your support is more important than ever.

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