Fall Classes are now forming as we extend the fun of summer into the fall! Experience nature, science and fun at our classes through age-appropriate games, crafts, stories, and other seasonal activities. Our classes offer children the ability to learn and explore at their own pace; when real learning and growth comes from play in a guided environment that fosters a unique sense of accomplishment and self-awareness. Each week will feature a customized theme with creative learning activities and adventures developed to re-connect children to the natural world around them.
New! Yoga on the deck with Sally Maxwell. Join us for a 6 week all levels yoga series September 30-Nov 4; 8:00AM-9:15AM. Enjoy the early morning music of Wildcat Creek and the changing colors of fall as you do sun salutations on our new deck.
Opening Night September 12 at 8:00 p.m. - "Beulah Creek" takes place during the summer of 1936 amidst a Baptist camp meeting in South Georgia. When the pastor's wife Ruth meets Iris, the WPA photographer documenting the revival, an unexpected relationship develops and challenges the societal norms of the time. A chorus of women sing Southern hymns and speak biblical text to give Ruth a means of expressing the feelings she does not know or dare to name. When the revival participants grow suspicious of the relationship, Ruth must choose between Iris and the community in which she was raised.
Written by Atlanta Playwright Neeley Gossett (2013 Finalist, Alliance Theatre Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition) specifically for the natural, found space of Dunwoody Nature Center, this site specific, outdoor theatre performance will immerse audiences in its story. "Beulah Creek" will be performed on the main stage in the meadow of Dunwoody Park from September 12-14 and then again September 19-21.
Fall is the most beautiful of seasons on the grounds of Dunwoody Park and if you’d like to take a bit of that beauty home with you, be sure to check out the Nature Center’s Fall Native Plant Sale. This selection of plants is hand picked by our Master Gardeners and all of them can be found throughout the grounds of Dunwoody Park. When you choose to add native plants to your landscape, you contribute to our local biodiversity (plus, all of the proceeds from the sale go towards the programs offered by the Center). This fall, the sale will also feature the whimsical yard art of Spruill Center instructor Kathy Walton (www.kathywaltonarts.com). Kathy's art is created from totally recycled materials and will bring a smile to your face each time you see her work in your garden. Kathy's pieces will be on display during the plant pickup dates of October 10th and 11th.