Explore & Discover

Intertwine science and nature through hands-on experience.

Enhance classroom education by exploring the Preserve with Environmental Educators.

Program topics for middle schoolers:

- Earth Science -

Rock Discovery

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Collect rocks along the trails and creek. Learn how rocks change in different environments, and sort your discoveries based on color, texture and hardness.

Creek Walk

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A walk in Nancy Creek is the perfect way to learn about rocks, soils, and fossils! We'll seek out information about each as we enjoy the water and sand.

Soil Discovery

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Uncover the properties of different soils by getting dirty and digging in various habitats. Children will collect soil types to observe, describe and compare.


- Life Science -

Beavers in their Wetlands

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Beavers are a keystone species and essential to habitat restoration. Explore our Beaver Dam Analogs as we examine how beavers benefit our urban ecosystem.

Habitats of the Georgia Piedmont

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Explore the plants and animals that adapt and thrive in one of the Preserve habitats: Woodland, Riparian, Meadow, or Wetland. We’ll learn in one of our Field Education Centers.

Magnificent Mushrooms

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Go on a mushroom hunt with us and learn about decomposers! Children collect natural items to create the ideal environment for mushrooms.


Details & Pricing:

Length: 90 minutes; 2 hours; 3 hours.

Scheduling: We schedule field trips Monday - Sunday; 10 am - 6 pm.

Topic Selection: PICK ONE OF THE TOPICS LISTED ABOVE. WANT SOMETHING ELSE? WE WILL GLADLY DESIGN A PROGRAM TO FIT YOUR NEEDS!

Pricing:

  • Groups of 45 or fewer:

    • 90 minutes: $10 per child, with a minimum of $75.00

    • 2 hours: $12 per child, with a minimum of $125.00

    • 3 hours: $15 per child, with a minimum of $200.00

  • Groups of 46 to 90:

    • 90 minutes: $8 per child, with a minimum of $150.00

    • 2 hours: $10 per child, with a minimum of $200.00

    • 3 hours: $13 per child, with a minimum of $300.00

  • Groups over 90: PLEASE CONTACT AMY ZVONAR, EDUCATION DIRECTOR. LARGER GROUPS NEED TO SCHEDULE MULTIPLE FIELD TRIP DAYS.

  • Teachers, chaperones, and parking: Free

Please note, reduced pricing is available upon request for groups with demonstrated financial need.

READY TO BOOK? HAVE SOME QUESTIONS?

CONTACT AMY ZVONAR, EDUCATION DIRECTOR: AMYZ@BHNP.ORG