PRE-K 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 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.

Discover Nature

Listen for birds, smell the flowers, and feel the bark that can be found in the woods. In this program, students create their own definitions of nature by exploring the forested areas of CNC.

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.

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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.

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

Nature’s Wonders

30 minutes | designed for 3-year-old students | 20 participants maximum

Unlock the innate wonder and curiosity in each young learner with a hands-on exploration of the natural world. A CNC Naturalist will bring a variety of natural items for students to examine, and the Naturalist will conclude the program with an animal demonstration.

Apples and Honey

45 minutes | designed for students age 4+ | 25 participants maximum

Celebrate the hard work of pollinators with this engaging program. Help pollinate a tree, become a flower, and harvest your own nectar with hands-on activities. This program includes an animal demonstration.

Discover Nature

45 minutes | designed for students age 4+ | 25 participants maximum

Listen for birds, smell the flowers, and feel the bark that can be found in the woods. In this program, students create their own definitions of nature by studying a variety of natural items. This program also includes an animal demonstration.

Plants and Trees

45 minutes | designed for students age 4+ | 25 participants maximum

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 a variety of plant items, and hypothesize about how plants grow and interact with other forms of life. This program includes an animal demonstrations.

Story Time/Animal Time

30 minutes | designed for students age 3 and younger | 20 participants maximum

Meet one of CNC’s resident animals, and read a story about the wonders of nature. This program is perfect for young learners who are just starting their journey.

Please Note: This program can only be scheduled in conjunction with another outreach program.

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.

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Scheduling an Outreach Programs

>> 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 $205

>> 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?