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Free First Saturdays
  • Donate to the Dunwoody Nature Center
    Thank you for your support of the Nature Center! We are a nonprofit who relies on donations and memberships to provide quality programs for our community. 
     
  • October Free First Saturday - Bats and Spiders
    October 2, 2021 11am-12pm
     
    Bats and spiders aren’t so spooky! Come to the nature center and learn the truth about these misunderstood stars of fall. They’re more beneficial than you might think! Educators will lead a fun and informative lesson of fun facts, a nature hike, a cute craft, and debunking common myths of bats and spiders.
     
    Masks are not required while outdoors. Social distancing will be encouraged for all. Registration required as spaces are limited. 
     
    Price: FREE
     
  • November Free First Saturday - The Ancient Ways of the Cherokee and How We Can Use Them Today
    Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 1-2PM
     
    Mark Warren, owner of Medicine Bow Wilderness School in Dahlonega, GA has been teaching nature and survival skills of the Cherokee to adults and children for more than 45 years.

    Mark believes today's society can — and should — learn some valuable lessons and skills from those native people who inhabited the southeastern part of the United States hundreds of years before European explorers ever landed on its shores. He will be discussing how some of the most common native plants and trees were used by the Cherokee for food, medicine, insect repellent, crafts, shelter and fire. Mark will bring along some plants and handmade crafts for viewing and discussion.
     
    This program will take place outdoors, in the Lower Meadow of the Dunwoody Nature Center.
     
    Masks are encouraged when social distancing is not possible. Plan on arrving early to secure a space.
    Price: FREE