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Merit Badge Workshops

The Dunwoody Nature Center’s Merit Badge workshops have been designed for the scout to be able to earn their badge by the end of the session.  This may require completion of pre-requisites and satisfactory completion of the activities during the workshop.  Scouts are encouraged and should read the official Merit Badge pamphlet prior to the workshop.   All materials necessary for the day will be provided by the Nature Center.

 

Bird Study

Environmental Science

Nature

Soil & Water

Forestry

     

February 15

March 14
June 27
September 12

April 18

June 6

November 7

 

Click on the badges above to learn more about each program.
Registration opens for each Merit Badge Workshop 60 days prior to its start date.

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Bird Study Merit Badge Clinic - February 15

The Dunwoody Nature Center has developed an interactive and educational program designed to allow Boy Scouts, ages 11 and older, to meet the requirements for the Bird Study Merit Badge. In order to make the activities as meaningful and complete as possible, we need you to complete some of the “classroom” activities beforehand. They are not too difficult or time-consuming but they are important building blocks to make the day more meaningful.  These will be sent to the scouts upon registration.

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Space is limited to 24 scouts

$25/Scout includes all materials

Register for Bird Study Merit Badge

  

Environmental Science Merit Badge Clinic - Multiple Dates

March 14, June 27, and September 12               
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
Space is limited to 24 scouts
$30/Scout includes all materials
          

 

The Dunwoody Nature Center has developed an interactive and educational program designed to allow Boy Scouts, ages 13 and older, to meet the requirements for the Environmental Science Merit Badge. Perform experiments and complete activities dealing with ecosystems, pollution, endangered species and conservation; study the species found in different ecosystems; hypothesize the environmental impact of construction and learn about careers in the environmental field. Join us for a great day of interactive learning and raise your environmental IQ! Please read the full requirements for the workshop as some activities need to be completed and brought with you prior to the workshop - then fill out the registration information at the bottom of the page.

Register for Environmental Science Merit Badge

 

Nature Merit Badge - April 18

9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Space is limited to 16 scouts.
$25/Scout includes all materials


Scouts will use the grounds of Dunwoody Park to investigate and learn about the interdependence of our flora and fauna, the challenges that our endangered plants and animals face, and identify different types of food chains.  Scouts will also identify and learn about different birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles, plants, and soil types.  Join us for a great day of interactive learning and raise your nature IQ!  Be prepared to be outside and appropriately dressed for light hiking.  For scouts ages 11 and older.     

  

Registration opens February 16

 

Soil & Water Conservation Merit Badge Clinic - June 6

9:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Space is limited to 24 scouts               
$25/Scout includes all materials       

 

The Dunwoody Nature Center has developed an interactive and educational program designed to allow Boy Scouts, ages 11 and older, to meet the requirements for the Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge. In order to make the activities as meaningful and complete as possible, we need you to complete some of the “classroom” activities beforehand. They are not too difficult or time-consuming but they are important building blocks to make the day more meaningful.  These will be sent to the scouts upon registration.

 

Registration opens April 6

 

Forestry Merit Badge - November 7

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Space is limited to 20 scouts.
$25/Scout includes all materials
  

The Dunwoody Nature Center has developed an interactive and educational program designed to allow Boy Scouts, ages 11 and older, to meet the requirements for the Forestry Merit Badge.  Explore the complexities a forest and conduct a field study to identify and learn about different species of trees.  Discover the uses and necessities of this important resource.  Learn about how to manage forests and the factors that impact their health and growth. Once you fill out the registration information, we will send you the requirements that will need to be completed prior to your arrival.

  

Registration opens September 7