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Welcome to the Nature Exchange!

The Nature Exchange is THE place to indulge your natural curiosity. Thousands of natural objects from around the world are waiting to be discovered and you can even take them home for your special nature collection. Learn how Here

The Nature Exchange is open during regular Chattahoochee Nature Center operating hours and is included with admission. Trading ends at 4:30 pm. CNC members can visit the Nature Exchange for free.

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Did you know that the Nature Exchange at the Chattahoochee Nature Center has its own Facebook page? Keep up with what is happening in the Nature Exchange including new cool objects for trade, extra point opportunities and project ideas and more! Like Us Now!

Upcoming Activities

Jun 22, 2017 (Thu) 3:00 pm -- 4:00 pm

This event is running from Thu, June 1, 2017 until Thu, August 31, 2017.

Cool Movies

cool moviesWhile we would love for you to spend your time here at CNC enjoying the great outdoors, come beat the heat in the Cowie-Weiss Theater for a cool nature movie. Movies are appropriate for all ages (rated PG) and are about one hour long.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 23, 2017

This event is running from Thu, June 1, 2017 until Thu, August 31, 2017.

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

June through August

Grab a themed scavenger hunt and head outside. Hike the trail to find hidden clues, and earn NEX points. The more you can find, the more points you can earn.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 23, 2017

This event is running from Thu, June 1, 2017 until Thu, August 31, 2017.

Indoor Scavenger Hunt

June through August

If you are looking for a cool activity at CNC, check out the monthly indoor scavenger hunts – new themes each month. Search the Nature Exchange and earn NEX points for each clue you find.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 23, 2017

This event is running from Thu, June 1, 2017 until Fri, June 30, 2017.

Shade and Shadows

Throughout June

What animals can you think of that use shade to stay cool? Learn about adaptations that help keep animals shaded in the summer.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 01, 2017

This event is running from Sat, July 1, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Wispy Wind

Through July

Let the wind wisp you away as you learn about how wind affects plants and animals. Make your own wind-powered craft as well.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Aug 01, 2017

This event is running from Tue, August 1, 2017 until Thu, August 31, 2017.

Refreshing Water

Throughout August

Water helps keep our ecosystems healthy and helps animals cool off during the summer. Explore our wet stations to learn about water’s cooling properties.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Aug 14, 2017 (Mon) 2:00 pm -- 3:00 pm
Homeschool Science Open House for 2017-18 School Year

To start off the 2017-18 school year, Homeschool Science Monday will have an open house to introduce you and your student to the fun and knowledge that can be had at the CNC! Come and see what is planned for the upcoming school year!

Join us in the Nature Exchange monthly (September t0 May) for themed programming designed with your homeschool learner in mind.  Our knowledgeable volunteers and staff, 127 acres, and resources are here to help you expand and enhance your curriculum.  This station-learning format is open to ages 5 -13.  Enjoy a mini-lesson followed by hands-on activities and take-home projects that connect month to month. For more information, contact the Program Coordinator or call 770-992-2055 x238.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

And don’t forget about these fun on-going activities:

Reading Rewards Program

Read your favorite books and earn Nature Exchange points at the same time! Find out how and to download a printable reading log here.

Home School Mondays

Join us for nature and science classes just for home school students. For more information, click here.

Watchable Wildlife Backpacks

More fun, more finds and more nature awaits you when you check out a Watchable Wildlife Backpack. Seven different themes to choose from. Learn more here.

Meet our Nature Exchange Naturalists

AndrewButlerAndrew

Andrew started at the Chattahoochee Nature Center as a docent when he was 16 years old. He went out into the world to learn about riparian zones and controlling rain water run-off. He brings his love and ever growing knowledge of nature to the Nature Exchange.

 

 

BrianMayerBrian

Brian is a proud Eagle Scout and has always been involved with the outdoors. He grew up in South Florida among the Everglades and at the beach, and was active hiking, camping, canoeing, snorkeling, scuba diving and surfing. Now after 35 years in Georgia he continues to enjoy hiking, camping, canoeing and rafting with his daughters as they grow.

 

KimEllisKim

Kim comes to Nature Exchange from CNC’s Education and Wildlife Departments!