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Bring Your Students to the
Dunwoody Nature Center!

Field Trips are not available during June, July, or August or during Dekalb County school breaks.

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 three distinct habitats — 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 scroll down to see all of our field trips by grade level.

A $50 deposit is required at registration. One-hour programs are a minimum charge of $100 (covers up to 12 students ) / $8.00 per student after the minimum; one-and-a-half hour programs are a minimum charge of $125 (covers up to 12 students) / $10.00 per student after the minimum.

To book your field trip, call the program office at 770-394-3322, or email us.


Homeschool: All of our field trip programs are adaptable for a homeschool curriculum.
Contact Program Director Holly Loscavio at 770-394-3322, or email us for more information.


If you can’t make it to the Dunwoody Nature Center for a field trip, let us come to you! 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.
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The Milkweed Project

The Dunwoody Nature Center collaborates with local elementary schools to educate students about the declining monarch butterfly population and the importance of the native milkweed plant. The Milkweed in the Classroom program includes outreach lessons, an opportunity to grow milkweed plants from seeds, and installing a monarch and milkweed specific pollinator garden at the school.
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Payment Information

One-hour programs are a minimum charge of $100 (covers up to 12 students) / $8.00 per student after the minimum; one-and-a-half hour programs are a minimum charge of $125 (covers up to 12 students) / $10.00 per student after the minimum. Payment is taken via our payment platform at this link or you can mail in a check. Once you book your program and receive your invoice, you may pay for your program. Book a program now by emailing

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 Holly Loscavio, Program Director, or by calling the Program Office at (770) 394-3322.

How many students can we serve?

We can host up to 160 students per day. We recommend a maximum of 25 per class. If you have questions about your group, please call the Education Office.

When can we schedule a field trip?

Field Trips may be scheduled for Monday through Friday beginning from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM from mid-August through mid-May. Sorry, we cannot offer field trip programs during the Summer months (June, July, mid-August ) due to our Summer Camp Program.

What is the cost for adults? Parking?

All teachers and chaperones are FREE – as is parking.

Can I reschedule?

All schedule changes must be made at least 72 hours in advance.

Can we picnic & play in the park before or after the program?

Yes, you may extend your stay at the Dunwoody 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.

What should students wear?

Our programs are designed to be outdoor experiences. Please make sure that students are dressed appropriately for the day’s weather conditions.

Can the programs be customizable?

Yes, we can customize some programs. Please call the Program Office to discuss this at (770) 394-3322.

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