Monday, December 15, 2008

Dunwoody Nature Center Winter Update

The holidays are right around the corner - give yourself a much-needed "time out" with a walk in the park. Early in the morning you might spy a fox trotting across the meadow or the tracks of a deer creekside. Migrating birds are clustering around our many feeders and unseen animals are rustling through the wetlands. The sun sets early these days with some spectacular colors peeking through the trees. Dunwoody Park is a respite in these busy days . . . join us!

Article imageHoliday Camps at DNC

December 29-31

Get your kids outside, playing and learning, during the December holiday break! Campers will enjoy age appropriate hikes, games, songs, stories, outdoor activities, and art. New this year . . . Extended Care! SIGN UP NOW!

Now Registering! WINTER NATURE CLASSES for toddlers through 3rd graders. HOMESCHOOL NATURE CLUB - meets the second Tuesday of each month, beginning in January. ECO-EXPLORERS for Homeschoolers, 5th-8th grades.

Article imageNever Stop Learning Something New

Research continues to support the importance of nurturing our physical and cognitive wellbeing. DNC has an ever-evolving schedule of adult classes so you can explore new ideas and experiences. Try one this winter!

SQUARE FOOT GARDENING What can you plant in 4 square feet? You'll be amazed.

MEDITATION Relax . . . reflect . . . renew.

PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS WITH ALAN MOTHNER . . . learn how to use your digital camera with a professional.

Wild Bird Center Round-Up for DNC Our friend David Boyd says “Round UP for theNature Center!” Any Wild Bird Center purchase you make in December, round up your check or charge to the nearest dollar. For example, you’d pay $17.00 instead of $16.39. The Wild Bird Center will collect the difference, and match each customer's total for a double donation to DNC. Thanks, David!

Support YOUR Dunwoody Nature Center with these special needs!

Thanks to the wonderful donors who have provided us with a television, dvd player, scanner and one of the two desk/chair sets we need!

  • Magnifying glasses for field study kits
  • 1 great-condition desk + 1 rolling chair.
  • 4-Drawer Filing Cabinet
  • Bookshelves
  • "Newish" sofa for our library - great used condition will be fabulous!

Article imageBoredom Busters

It's cold or wet or windy outside - enjoy it! Bundle up, visit our park, and see what nature is up to when the weather is brisk. Then warm up in our classroom and try the low-key activities in our handy-dandy Boredom Busters Box. Visitors are welcome to explore the kid-friendly items we have placed inside - and they'll change every week.

Article imageMark Your Calendar for Members' Priority Registration for 2009 Summer Camps!

March 2, 8 am - 5 pm (in person only)

Online registration for members begins March 3
March 16 - General Public registration begins

We have an exciting line-up of summer camps planned for 2009. By popular demand, we're increasing the number of camps. MORE camps for 3's and Young 4's! MORE camps scheduled so siblings can attend at the same time! MORE special themes, including geocaching, orienteering, vegetable gardening, and tree-climbing! The return of our hugely popular Junior Ranger Camp for 4th-6th graders! Check our website in February for complete summer schedules and themes. Summer camps begin May 27!

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