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Outdoor Programs

Outdoor programs are held rain or shine but may be adapted in the event of hazardous conditions. Please review our Outdoor Guidelines if you will be participating in one of these special programs.


Nature’s Necessities

Offered on select Tuesdays
What is a living thing and what do they need to survive? Students will have the opportunity to identify living and non-living features of a Georgia Piedmont forest and track a woodland mammal in search of its basic needs.
This program is offered in WildWoods.

Program Summary Grades K-1


Forest Habitats and Cycles

Offered on select Wednesdays
What types of habitats and animals can be found in Georgia’s Piedmont forest? Students will discover and identify different habitats of the local ecosystem while exploring the life of a frog—from its life cycle to its sheltering plants and food.
This program is offered in WildWoods.

Program Summary Grades 2-3


Nature Connections

Offered on select Thursdays
How are organisms related to each other in the Georgia Piedmont region? Students will have the opportunity to explore unique niches and discover the roles invertebrates play in a Piedmont forest. Students will classify types of invertebrates and investigate their relationships to other organisms in the ecosystem.
This program is offered in WildWoods.

Program Summary Grades 4-5


Guided Fernbank Forest Tour

Offered on select Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Students will gain a better understanding of the interconnected Piedmont forest ecosystem, the importance of native biodiversity and the threats posed by invasive species during a guided interpretive tour of Fernbank Forest. Participants will see first-hand the ecology and characteristics of this old-growth forest while developing an appreciation for the natural world.
This program is offered in Fernbank Forest.

Program Summary Grades 6-12


Ecology: Habitats & Ecosystems

Offered on select Tuesdays
How do habitats connect and influence each other? Students will compare the habitats of micro-scale organisms to those of the macro-scale by investigating the habitat diversity of several different groups of organisms. This program incorporates observation, comparison, journaling, discussion and creativity to connect with students of all learning styles.
This program is offered in Fernbank Forest.

Program Summary Grades 6-12

Need help or have questions? Contact us at 404.929.6320 or fieldtrips@fernbankmuseum.org.