Adult Education

The 2017 Natural Science Series: Nature Workshops for Adults

An Overview
For adults living in a city like Atlanta, it can be difficult to recognize the opportunities for enjoying and learning about nature without leaving the city limits. At Blue Heron, we are dedicated to providing opportunities for all people to get out and enjoy nature. Our new natural science workshops are designed with adults in mind, and offer you the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors in your own backyard. No need to travel OTP this weekend, just come to a City of Atlanta Park and start enjoying and learning about what nature in the city can do for you—and you for it! If there is a topic you would like to see us cover, contact our Education Director Amy Zvonar,, with your suggestion.

Adults interested in quality time in the field and studio will have the opportunity to work with award-winning naturalist artist, Christy Knight, at Blue Heron Nature Preserve this fall. On the lookout for signs of the golden season, artists will draw and paint berries, mushrooms, leaves and other treasures using traditional watercolor and colored pencil techniques. All levels of experience are welcome! A small list of basic art supplies will be provided upon registration.  

All 3 Workshops will be held from 1 - 4 pm at Blue Heron Nature Preserve. 

Topics for Fall 2017:

September 30th: Late Summer Blooms

October 28th: Mushrooms and Berries

November 11th: Leaves

Workshops are $75.00 each, or register for all 3 for $200.00. 

About the Instructor:

Christy Knight, who has facilitated the artistic development of so many of our young neighbors through her after school art program at Blue Heron, is turning her attention to adults. An award-winning naturalist illustrator, Christy has years of experience teaching techniques and skills to help any adult hone their skills as a natural science illustrator. Engaging and fun for adults of all ability levels, Christy’s program will make sure every participant receives both group and individual support. 

Follow Your child into nature Series


Reconnect with your carefree side, and rediscover the natural child in you!

This three part series is designed to get our caregivers - moms, dads, grandmoms, granddads, nannys, sitters, au peres, anyone who loves and cares for a child, out into nature exploring they way they did, or maybe didn't, when they were a child. Looking at nature through a child's eyes opens a whole new world of adventure and freedom to share with a child.

The series runs from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on 9/30, 10/21, 11/18.