OWLS Adult ProgramS
Provided in partnership with kaiser Permanente
OWLS Adult Program series was created in Fall of 2020 as a way to offer safe, social, and educational programs for adults in our community. We have provided a number of fun and engaging programs such as Outdoor Yoga, Native Plant Gardening, Nutrition and Healthy Eating, Trees of the Piedmont, and many other health and nature classes!
All classes will take place outdoors on the grounds of the Nature Center. In case of inclement weather, classes will be held in the Pavilion, our large event space, where there is plenty of room for social distancing and large windows for ventilation. Socially distancing will be encouraged at all times, masks will be required while indoors and encouraged when social distancing is not possible outdoors. Enrollment is limited and online registration is required.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
All classes will be from 12:30pm – 2:00pm.
Class bundle discount available!
Friday, September 24th Sustainable Landscapes | Mary Ann Uhlmann
Sustainable Landscapes is a class designed to introduce attendees to eco-friendly design and maintenance options for their gardens and landscapes. Whether you are planning to upgrade your landscape or start from scratch, you’ll learn how to reduce water and maintenance costs resulting in a regenerative, resilient and healthy landscape.
Friday, October 1st Sustainable Shopping and Food | Darcy Johnson
Did you know that the choices you make while doing your weekly grocery shopping can have a much bigger impact beyond your own household? Packaging is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to making sustainable choices. In this class, we will discuss the importance of making conscious decisions: in choosing what to buy, where to buy it, and how to dispose of waste properly.
Friday, October 15th Sustainable Homes | Fikret Atalay
Did you know that residential energy use is responsible for almost 25% of all energy consumption in the state of Georgia, and that per household electricity consumption is among the highest in the country? In this class, we will discuss the sources of power consumption in our homes, and what we can do to reduce our energy use while saving money in the process! We will also discuss other ways to make our homes more sustainable, such as recycling and composting, as well as the importance of pollinators.
Friday, October 22nd Sustainable Cities | Fikret Atalay
According to the United Nations, since 2007, more than half the world’s population has been living in cities, and that share is projected to rise to 60 percent by 2030. This increasing urbanization, along with changes to our environment, pose challenges to cities including our own that require urgent and impactful solutions. In this class, we will provide an overview of Drawdown Georgia, a project that aims to significantly reduce carbon emissions in the state by 2030 using proven and economically feasible solutions. We will discuss how these solutions can be applied to Dunwoody to create a more sustainable future, a more just economy, and a healthier population along the way.