Keep your kids active and engaged during Spring break with Dunwoody Nature Center's camps - Mud-luscious Camp for Kindergarten though fifth graders, and Puddle Wonderful half day camps for three and four year olds.. Join us for fun and adventure as we explore the arrival of spring and see how everything comes alive in Dunwoody Park. Campers will enjoy nature exploration through our lush green forest and wade into the still chilly waters of Wildcat Creek. They will learn about birds and blooms as the colors and sounds of spring return. Dirt, puddles, and mud pies are always a possibility too! Your child’s imagination will grow and flourish as they experience the joys of nature. As e.e. cummings so poetically said “The world is mud-luscious and puddle wonderful”! Come and join the educators of the Nature Center for a wet and wild week.
Thinking about doing some spring cleaning? Now’s the time to gather all of those old cans of paint lying around the house to bring in for recycling (yes, the old paint is recycled and used again!) during the Nature Center’s Earth Day Paint Recycling Event on Saturday, April 18th from 10:00 until 4:00. For a fee of $1 per gallon (cash only), residents can drop off any unwanted paints and promote healthier air and water quality in the process.
While the Nature Center usually closes at sundown, this spring visitors will have the chance to connect with nature after-hours allowing for a completely different sensory experience as the nocturnal animals take over, and nature truly runs its course. We'll gather for our hike starting at 7:30 p.m. and return to the meadow around 8:30 p.m. followed by cocoa, stargazing, and a warming fire. Our next hike is just around the corner on April 3. If you have any questions, please contact the program office at (770) 394-3322.
The Dunwoody Nature Center’s largest and most visible annual fundraiser returns April 25th, this year at the exquisite North Terraces atrium. Enjoy the sophisticated flair and flavors of Zest Atlanta Catering and live music as you peruse unique treasures featured in our silent and live auctions.
Professional auctioneer, Christie King, will once again wield her gavel to charm and entertain the crowd as guests compete for an exclusive getaway to heavenly Bermuda; an enchanting gastronomic trip to Napa; a once-in-a-lifetime “Any Concert-Anywhere” live music destination experience; priceless VIP Nature Center Concert Series Entourage Packages, and much, much more.
The spring's premier social event of the season will be attended by our community’s civic, business and government leaders and all proceeds from the event will benefit the programming, education, outreach and environmental advocacy efforts of the Nature Center. Learn more, check out our auction items, AND purchase your tickets at http://www.monarchsandmargaritas.org
Join us for a 6 week all levels yoga series April 14 through May 19; 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Enjoy the early morning music of Wildcat Creek and the smells of spring as you do sun salutations on our new deck.
Our renovated and expanded classroom spaces received rave reviews in 2014 and now include our main education building, porch, cabin, Native American Teepee, and Foxes Den. Year after year, our camps achieve satisfaction ratings of nearly 100% and most of our new camp families each summer come as referrals from other campers! This past summer, the Nature Center served over 750 children through our camps at Dunwoody Park and Island Ford. Were their parents satisfied? You Bet! Among surveyed respondents, 99% said that they would recommend the Nature Center's camps to a friend and 98% plan to return again this summer.
We're so excited about our summer camp lineup for 2015 that features several new camp themes as well as our many of our camper's favorites from years' past. Don't forget, early registration opens February 1st FOR MEMBERS ONLY and then on February 15th for the general public. Last year, every one of our camps filled to capacity (some during the "member only" registration period) so don't delay!