Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Dunwoody Nature Center is featuring an avian themed weekend in February.
The Dunwoody Nature Center is going to the birds with an avian themed weekend for Feb. 15-18, 2013. The weekend begins on Friday, from 6:30-9:00 with the return of Owl Always Love You, an adult only Valentine themed evening featuring renowned raptor rehabilitator Monteen McCord of HawkTalk. Monteen will discuss their mating rituals, breeding and nesting habits and other topics during her presentation. The evening will feature light appetizers, wine, beer and other beverages, all included in the ticket price. Advance registration is required and reservations and payments will be taken on a first served basis in advance by registering online at www.dunwoodynature.org beginning January 21st. On Saturday is the family friendly Great Backyard …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The $4,800 grant will go to support two programs in 2013.
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Thursday, January 17
The Rotary Club of Dunwoody has awarded a grant in the amount of $4,800 to the Dunwoody Nature Center in support of two new program initiatives for 2013. The first portion of the funding is for a Leadership Training program that would provide rising high school students with the leadership and environmental skills needed to become the next generation of responsible decision makers. The remaining funding from the grant will establish a weather station at the Nature Center that will be utilized through various programs and classes, and will also be readily available for park visitors and the general public via the web.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Several new camps are being introduced in 2013.
The Dunwoody Nature Center has released its complete camp schedule with full descriptions of all of its camps. In 2013, the center will be introducing several new camps. New camps this summer include “The Science of Nature”, where children will perform experiment using nature as the subject; and “The Birds and the Trees,” featuring a roots to canopy tour of the trees of Dunwoody Park capped off by a tree climb at the end of the week led by the experts from Tree Climbers International. Other camps include “The Art and Architecture of Nature” with a focus on using nature as an inspiration for creating innovative structures and works of art; and “Mostly Fun with a Chance of Sun” which will be dedicated to weather and feature a special …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Georgia Development Partners and Doosan Infracore received the prestigious award in 2012.
During the annual meeting of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association, the Dunwoody Nature Center announced Georgia Development Partners and Doosan Infracore as the recipients of the 2012 Dave Adams Award. Each year, the Dave Adams award winner is selected by the board of directors of the Dunwoody Nature Center to the individual, group or organization that has made the greatest contribution to the Center for the year. Named in honor of the memory of Dave Adams, the award’s purpose is to express recognition for service and gratitude for commitment to the mission of the Nature Center. In keeping with its mission of conserving and enhancing Dunwoody Park while motivating responsible action, the Nature Center undertook its biggest initiative of …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Dunwoody Nature Center cranks out programs close to home for young naturalists and explorers.
The hazy days of winter. You get bored. You pick on your sister. Your mom thinks your under foot all the time just after the first week of Christmas break. Get off your bum. For the semi-motivated, you just ain't got that far to travel to get to where you're surrounded by nature - even if you don't know it. The Dunwoody Nature Center is a natural gem on the city's northskirts - and they sure as heck don't let their winter wonderland pass them by. The deal. Yeah it's a class. They're registering for 18 months all the way to 5th graders. Classes are trailored for different age groups. There's some stuff not to be missed at the center. Wildcat Creek, being restored now, a dog walking area that's second to none, and - most of all - an …
Monday, December 10, 2012
"Georgia Gives Day" was last week but you can still donate to local charities, like the Dunwoody Nature Center.
Last week, officials designated Tuesday "Georgia Gives Day" as a way of encouraging to give to their local charities. So far the state has tallied $800,000 in donations to sponsored charities. One of those charities is the Dunwoody Nature Center, which has received $285 as part of the effort. Still want to help? You can. Although last week was the big push, visit the donation website and you can still help out the local nature center or othe charities.
Monday, November 19, 2012
The Nature Center received $2,500 from Georgia Natural Gas to help students attend field trips.
Dunwoody Nature Center was awarded $2,500 by Georgia Natural Gas for its “TrueBlue Community Awards,” which will help area students take field trips to the nature center. The grant arises from a proposal made by the nature center to provide money to area students from Title 1 schools to defer costs of attending the nature center. The application was sponsored by Sen. Fran Millar. “In 2011 the Dunwoody Nature Center implemented a strategic plan that sought to expand our reach and impact to a broader audience” said Alan Mothner, Dunwoody Nature Center executive director. “This grant award allows us to do just that: increase access to the wonders of the natural world, as well as providing education for those most at risk of losing this vital …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Want your kids sitting around the house after Christmas, or enjoying the natural wonders at Dunwoody Nature Center?
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Dunwoody Nature Center doesn’t really slow down. This fall, they have restored Wildcat Creek at their home in Dunwoody Park. Then they cranked up “Friday Night Hikes,” a family-friendly chance to explore the park at night during fall evenings. Now, the center is opening registeration for campers to visit during Thanksgiving and winter break to let them explore the natural world. All in Dunwoody’s backyard. Here's the deal: Thanksgiving camp: November 19 and 20. Regular camp hours are 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.. Bonus: early drop off and late pick-ups are available for working parents. Camp's open to kindergarteners to 5th graders. Winter break camps: Session 1; Dec. 26 to Dec. 28. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Also, early drop offs and …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
A special four-week program invites residents to the Nature Center on Fridays beginning Oct. 19 after hours.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Looking for some cheap entertainment on the weekends? Want to learn something about the natural world in Dunwoody in the middle of the cool fall weather and changing leaves? The Dunwoody Nature Center is launching a special free program called "Friday Night Hikes." The four week program starts Oct. 19, runs on Oct. 26, Nov. 2 and Nov. 9. The nature cnetre usually closes at sundown, this will give people the opportunity the rare chance to be in Dunwoody Park at night fall. The family-oriented, non-strenous hikes will be led by Nature Center educators who will guide groups through the trails, wetlands and back forests with flashlights. The hikes will offer people the chance to hear the parks' night sounds - owls, bats and the flow of Wildcat…
Friday, August 31, 2012
The money will be used to link rain gardens together to collect stormwater in Dunwoody Park.
The Dunwoody Nature Center is one of three waterway conservation projects in metro Atlanta that have been awarded grants by Georgia Power through the Five Star Restoration program. The project will regrade 1.5 acres of the meadow and develop a linked system of rain gardens for stormwater collection in Dunwoody Park. The topography of the area currently causes stormwater to run down from the parking lot, neighboring baseball fields and subdivisions into Wildcat Creek, a tributary to the Chattahoochee River, causing erosion and pollution in the 11.5-acre drainage basin. The project also includes developing a facility to teach elementary through college-level students about the effects and prevention of erosion. Also involved in the project …