Kids in Conservation is a program managed by the Conservation Districts in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties to help youth get outside this summer! We'll explore, learn and become advocates for Nature.
Environmental educators and Naturalists lead kids through fun, hands-on activities that help them connect what they learn in school to the real world, and empower them to educate others in their community.
June 28 - "Soaking it Up" How does rain in Atlanta end up in one of 2 oceans? How does trash from the street end up in the Chattahoochee? We'll check out who lives in a nearby stream, followed with an important project that will encourage the whole community to be good stream stewards. Please have your child wear close-toed shoes that can get muddy, and bring a towel or even dry clothes to change into (just in case!)
July 12 - "Nature's Rockin' It!" Does toothpaste have rocks in it? What minerals are in a soccer ball? Our geologist will share surprising ways we use rocks every day, then kids will craft a special "nature keepsakes" box and go on a forest scavenger hunt to collect treasure.
July 19 - "Who's WHOO in Town"? Our feathered friends - you see them, hear them, but do you know their names? We'll go on a bird hike and learn about wildlife habitat, with an adventure that ends with kids deciding if the preserve qualifies as a Certified Wildlife Habitat according to Audubon Society standards.
Content designed for ages 8 - 14 years old; however, parents and younger siblings welcome, too (kids under 8 must be accompanied by an adult the whole time).