KINDERGARTEN on-site field studies and outreach programs

The Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) offers a variety of science education programs for all ages and grade levels. Our programs are designed to engage students’ natural curiosity and provide experiential learning opportunities in nature.

On-site Field Studies

All on-site programs are conducted on CNC grounds and include both a guided trail hike and an encounter with one of CNC’s resident non-releasable animals. Programs last 1 hour and 15 minutes, and additional free time is provided for classes to explore the grounds at their own pace.

Programs must be booked a minimum of 3 weeks in advance.

All programs are rain or shine.

Wildlife Discovery

Become a Naturalist and hone your observation skills as you explore CNC. Hike the forest trails, search high and low for signs of life, and study the plants and animals that call Georgia home. GSE: S1L1b,c

Plants and Trees

How does an acorn become an oak tree? Why are some leaves green while others are brown? With the help of a CNC Naturalist, students will study live plants on CNC’s grounds and hypothesize about how they grow and interact with other forms of life. GSE: K1L1a,b,c

Nature Same and Different

Explore the forested trails at CNC, and compare and contrast the natural items you find. Learn to appreciate the diversity found in nature as you describe the similarities and differences between each item. GSE: SKL1 a,b; SKL2a,b,c; SKE2a,b,c

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Scheduling an On-Site Field Study

>> Contact the Scheduling Office to reserve your program:

scheduling@chattnaturecenter.org

770.992.2055 ext. 237

>> Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

ON-Site Program Pricing

>> $12 per student

>> 2 free adults (teachers/chaperones) per 25 students

>> $12 per each additional adult

>> $150 minimum per program

>> Scholarship funds available for Title I Schools

outreach programs

Can’t make it to CNC? Let us come to you! Our science education programs are mobile and can be brought directly to your classroom. Bring nature to life wherever you are with hands-on activities and a close-up encounter with one of CNC’s resident animals. All outreach programs last 1 hour.

Programs must be booked a minimum of 3 weeks in advance.

Nature Same and Different

1 hour | 25 participants maximum

Compare and contrast a wide variety of natural items such as furs, feathers, and leaves. Develop an appreciation for the diversity found in nature as you describe the similarities and differences between each item. GSE: SKL1 a,b; SKL2a,b,c; SKE2a,b,c

Reptiles

1 hour | 25 participants maximum

How is a lizard like a snake? How are they different? What makes a reptile a reptile? Students will identify the defining characteristics of a reptile and become acquainted with the native snakes, turtles, and lizards of Georgia. GSE: SKL1a,b,SKL2a

 

Mammals

1 hour | 25 participants maximum

They’re warm, fuzzy, and a lot like us! Get to know the many mammals of Georgia, investigate how they find food, water, and shelter, and find out what makes them (and us) unique. GSE: SKL1a,b; SKL2a

Hunters in the Sky Auditorium Program

1 hour | 150 participants maximum

Georgia’s birds of prey are a source of fascination for many. During this program, students will meet two of these animals: an owl and a hawk. As students compare these birds, they will learn what makes them so exceptional. GSE SLK1a,b; SKL2a,c

Georgia Wildlife Journey Auditorium Program

1 hour | 150 participants maximum

CNC is home to many native Georgia animals, including reptiles, mammals, and raptors. During this program, students will meet three of these animals and hear their stories – both how their species survive in Georgia and how each animal came to CNC. GSE: SKL1a,b; SKL2a

 

On the Road with Reptiles Booth

festival booth | no participant maximum

Great for festivals and STEM nights, this information booth is the perfect way for your event attendees to learn about reptiles in Georgia. Visitors to the booth will have the opportunity to examine shells, skulls, and other reptile items as well as a live reptile, viewable in a terrarium. A CNC Naturalist will be available to answer any and all questions.

Traveling Trunks

These prepackaged curriculum kits contain all the tools you need to create wonderful lessons about nature and wildlife. Rent a trunk for up to three weeks, and use the items within to supplement your lesson plans.

 

The Skunk Trunk – La Maleta de Mofeta

Engage all five of your senses and explore the Spanish language with the Skunk Trunk a.k.a. La Maleta de Mofeta. Filled to the brim with books, puppets, animal biofacts, and hands-on activities in both English and Spanish, this trunk invites students to utilize all of their senses as they learn about the natural world and the Spanish language.

Bat’s Incredible – The Endangered Gray Bat

Built in partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Bat Conservation International, the Bat’s Incredible Trunk is a hands-on introduction to the issues of conservation and endangered species. Through a variety of activities, students learn about the endangered gray bat and explore the effects of human action on the survival of the species.

 

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Scheduling an Outreach Program

>> Contact the Outreach Office to book your program:

outreach@chattnaturecenter.org

770.992.2055 ext. 246

>> Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

>> Don’t see what you need? We will work with you to create a program that fits your needs. 

Outreach Program Pricing

>> Programs start at $250

>> Pricing varies based on length of program, number of participants, and number of animals. Discounts are available for multiple programs booked in one day.

>> Additional travel fees will be applied to locations more than 20 miles from CNC.

>> Inquire about our Non-Profit Discount

>> Scholarship funds available for Title I Schools

Ready to book your education program?