UrbanWatch Atlanta

UrbanWatch Restoration Field Trips

Help connect your students with the environment through this unique, hands-on field study program held on the Fernbank Museum campus.

  • Explore the flora and fauna of Fernbank Forest, an exceptional Piedmont old-growth forest
  • Learn to identify native and invasive plant species
  • Discover why native biodiversity is key to a healthy ecosystem

This in-depth exploration correlates to Georgia Performance Life Science Standards. Additional GPS-correlated classroom activities can be downloaded to enhance the learning objectives.

A limited number of UrbanWatch Restoration Field Trips are available each semester. To inquire about available dates, contact us at urbanwatch@fernbankmuseum.org.

UrbanWatch Restoration Field Trips last 4 hours and do not include Museum admission.  Each field trip can accommodate 20-40 students per program. 

Cost: $300/program. Participation for Title 1 schools is free.

UrbanWatch Curriculum Resources

The UrbanWatch program was developed through a partnership between the Field Museum and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois Natural History Survey, with partial support of EDS. Now through a partnership between the Field Museum and Fernbank Museum of Natural History, UrbanWatch has been modified to support conservation efforts in Atlanta, Georgia.