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Fernbank Science Center

Fernbank Science Center


Natural Communities of Georgia

DeKalb County teachers of all grade levels are invited to participate in a workshop series offered by Fernbank Science Center. Four one-day workshops  provide first-hand experience with the unique natural communities found in Georgia. Teachers will travel by van to a different region of the state for each of the four workshop sessions. The DeKalb County School District’s Professional Development Office covers the cost of substitute teachers for all workshop participants.

Workshop Dates 2019-2020

Sept. 26, 2019 Piedmont - Deepdene Park and Arabia Mt.

Oct. 24, 2019 Cumberland Plateau - Cloudland Canyon State Park

March 19, 2020 Coastal Plain - Little Ocmulgee State Park

May 7, 2020 Blue Ridge - Sosebee Cove & Brasstown Bald

Participants must commit to attending all trips, be able to hike up to three miles, and submit a journal at the end of the series.  Each teacher will receive a copy of the book “The Natural Communities of Georgia”.

Registration: ENGAGE #23740

For more information contact Cindy Reittinger at 


Images From The Field