Students will discover the wonders of nature right in the heart of Atlanta! From hands-on experiments to educationally themed hikes and outdoor games, our carefully crafted programs are sure to captivate students of all ages. Our programs are aligned to Georgia Standards of Excellence and are designed to reinforce and enhance learning goals. There are endless opportunities to learn here at Piedmont Park. Don’t see the perfect program for your group? Ask us about custom programming!
NEW! POD PROGRAMS
We recognize that school looks a little different this year, and many families may be joining pods or learning groups in their neighborhoods. Bring your small group to us for a fun filled educational experience.
Schedule your small group today!
Availability & Times
- Weekdays; start times can range anywhere from 10am – 5pm. We are happy to accommodate for lunch break trips or an after school/work outing!
- Group size varies depending on our availability of educators, and the CDC guidelines. Contact us to see if we can accommodate your group.
- Reservations are accepted based on availability
- Prices will range from $75-$150 based on program type and group size. Contact us with your group details for a specific estimate!
Piedmont Park Conservancy Community Center
1071 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Please plan to wear a mask during your education experience!
For more information, questions, and price estimates, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Education Team at 404.875.7275 x325
Did you know Piedmont Park Conservancy offers STEM Education Programs? We are integrating technology and engineering practices with the GSE-driven science and math curricula. Click on the titles below to learn more about each program!
Babies to Big Ones – Kindergarten
Does a young frog look like its parent? How do plants and animals grow? Answer these questions and more! Play games, explore our collection of skulls, furs, and tracks, and see what it is like growing up in the wild!
Needs, Seeds, and Nature – 1st to 2nd Grade
Find out what every plant and animal needs to survive, and investigate the life cycle of plants on an exploratory hike through Piedmont Park!
Habitat Hunt – 3rd to 4th Grade
Discover all the different habitats that Piedmont Park provides for wildlife on an adventure hike around Lake Clara Meer! Engineer a habitat for a mysterious animal, and play games to explore food web interactions.
ExCELLent Adventures – 5th Grade and 7th Grade
Step into the lab and become a scientist! Students build cell models, learn microscope basics, and even make their own slides in this hands-on program.
It’s Lonely at the Top – 6th to 8th Grade
Students will learn, first hand, how energy flows through natural systems as they investigate Piedmont Park’s ecosystems. Through hands-on exploration of our skulls, furs, ,and tracks, students will learn how scientists characterize organisms according to their energy source. Students will play games that apply their knowledge of food webs to understand trophic interactions.
Buzz on Bees – Kindergarten to 5th Grade
Learn all about the characteristics, life-cycle, and importance of honey bees! Explore our collection of bee biofacts, discover how honey is made, and even try some of your own!* Students will be able to identify the structure of a beehive by designing and engineering a honeycomb of hexagons. Furthermore, the program will explain what keeps a beekeeper busy as well as why we should “bee” aware around stinging insects.
Erosion 101 – Kindergarten to 3rd grade, 5th to 6th grade
Conduct a hands-on investigation of wind and water erosion, and how these processes slowly shape Earth’s changing surface. Students, as collaborative, small group scientists and engineers, will carry out a cause and effect investigation, analyze data, use math skills to measure/record changes, and construct an argument based on evidence. Students engineer their own solutions to determine, as a whole group, the best methods for controlling erosion.
Pond Water Web – 3rd to 5th Grade
Investigate the trophic interactions in freshwater systems and how environmental changes affect a habitat. Identify macroinvertebrates and learn about their importance in a balanced ecosystem. Conduct a Rapid Bioassessment Experiment just like an Ecologist!
Population Density and Biomass Study – 6th to 8th Grade
Conduct an ecology experiment! Students use the quadrant method to determine the population density and calculated biomass of an organism found here in Piedmont Park. In addition, students will consider how the stored energy in that studied biomass is related to the surrounding trophic levels, by applying the ecological rule of thumb equation and constructing biomass pyramids and food webs.
Fabulous Fibonacci – 6th to 12th Grade
Fibonacci’s nifty numbers are an interesting mathematical idea. The prevalence of their appearance in nature makes them an excellent principle to study on the grounds of Piedmont Park. Students will be introduced to Fibonacci numbers, their sequence, and historical origin. Through a series of STEAM challenges, students will discover the importance of the Fibonacci Sequence in nature, and make their own Golden Ratio artwork.
Green into Goldberg – 9th to 12th Grade
Using teamwork, trial and error problem solving, and a boatload of recycled materials, students design, construct, and refine a Rube Goldberg machine.
Don’t see the perfect program for your group? Contact us to create a custom program just for you!