The Atlanta Urban Ecologists program for students in grades 8 through 12 will guide students in the discovery of the fascinating, rich ecology of Metropolitan Atlanta, providing opportunities for hands-on field experiences, conservation, and community science.
Founded through a partnership between Atlanta Audubon, The Amphibian Foundation, and Blue Heron Nature Preserve, Atlanta Urban Ecologists is perfect for students interested in pursuing careers in science or conservation or those who just enjoy being outside in nature. The program provides students with opportunities to learn alongside experts in the field, as well as meaningful experiences in the outdoor places that make Atlanta the “City in a Forest.”
Students will establish a network of environmental professionals who can assist with their academic and career development while having fun outdoors with their peers.
Sessions are hosted by a different environmental nonprofit on the second Saturday of each month from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM from October to May.
Partners for the 2019-20 program include Trees Atlanta, Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta Audubon, Blue Heron Nature Preserve, West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve (DeKalb Co. Parks), The Amphibian Foundation, and Chattahoochee Nature Center.