The Atlanta Urban Ecologists program for youth in 8th to 12th grade will guide students in the discovery of the fascinating, rich ecology of Metropolitan Atlanta, providing opportunities for hands-on field experiences, conservation, and citizen science. Orientation will be held on September 10, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve. Subsequent sessions will be hosted by a different environmental nonprofit, taking place on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM from October to May.
Perfect for students interested in pursuing careers in science or conservation or those who just enjoy being outside in nature, the program will provide students with opportunities to learn alongside experts in the field, as well as meaningful experiences in the outdoor places that make Atlanta the "City in a Forest." Students will establish a network of environmental professionals who can assist with their academic and career development while having fun outdoors with their peers. The program will culminate in May with a canoe trip on the Chattahoochee River and a graduation lunch.