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[8 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Naturalist-led Canoe Trips

Saturdays 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM until Aug 29, 2009
Experience aquatic life on the Chattahoochee River up close and personal. Each trip is led by CNC naturalists, and offers a unique introduction to the ecology of the Chattahoochee River. Participants are expected to be an active part of this program. Register at scheduling@chattnaturecenter.com or (770) 992-2055 ext. 237. Pre-registration required at least one week in advance of trip. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in August at 6:00 PM – dusk, plus Saturday mornings at 8:30 AM.
Admission: $30 non-members/$25 members. Special …

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[7 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Creature Feature- Butterflies and Moths

Saturdays & Sundays 3 PM – 3:45 PM  until Aug 30, 2009
Learn about these powerful pollinators and the plants and animals that rely on them. Creature Feature is our new exciting program that explores animals that call the Chattahoochee River home, focusing on a unique animal and a unique feature of life monthly. All ages. Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays in August at 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM, plus every Saturday & Sunday in August at 3:00 PM.
Admission: General admission: adults $8, seniors $6, children $5 and children 2 and under …

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[23 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Chattahoochee Nature Center’s August Programs and Events

Green Building Tour
Mondays & Thursdays in August at 1:00 PM and Sundays at 4:00 PM.
Tour our unique, energy efficient Discovery Center, certified by the US Green Building Council. Learn about what we did to make our building “green” and how you can incorporate LEED at your home! All ages. General admission: adults $8, seniors $6, children $5 and children 2 and under are free. Go to www.chattnaturecenter.org for more information.
Feeding Time
Tuesdays & Saturdays in August at 1:00 PM
Learn the ins and outs of what it takes to keep our animals …

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[19 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Back to the Basics: Go green with this easy-to-plan, affordable getaway

We’ve all heard the old adage, “Take time to stop and smell the roses.” Well, it’s never been easier to embrace nature than with a trip to Alpharetta, Georgia. Nearby Alpharetta Outfitters recently opened their doors to eager customers seeking the best quality gear and supplies for adventures of all shapes and sizes: from fly-fishing to rock-climbing, hiking to camping. And, the equally-accessible Chattahoochee Nature Center only just underwent a multi-million dollar renovation, providing endless potential for outdoor adventure. Plus, there are more than 13 trails within a 20-mile radius …

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[19 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]

A multitude of plump tomatoes is rolling into local farmers markets, prompting us to give you a heads up on picking up tickets to a juicy event that will celebrate this beloved fruit of the vine.  JCT. Kitchen & Bar will be the site of the first annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Fest to benefit Georgia Organics on Sunday, August 9 from 1-6 p.m.  Atlanta’s best chefs will pair up with farmers as they hobnob with heirlooms and Romas and create tomato dishes for judging and devouring by tomato-loving …

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[17 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Environmental Summer Day Camp Programs – Full Day Sessions (7-10 years)

Enroll your child in a summer day camp full of discovery, adventure and nature exploration. Camp sessions include fun and educational activities in the Children’s Garden, Gardens Under Glass, children’s classroom and more. Each day will focus on different environmental themes and include a healthy snack. Children will be immersed in the natural world through stories, games, experiments and arts and crafts.
Full Day Sessions
Adventures in the Garden: ages 7 – 10 years
Campers will take a fun look at some of the weird and wild ways that plants and animals have …

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[14 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Coming in October is the HOTOBERFEST

The HotoberFest (Oct 3rd, 12-7pm) raises funds that are donated to support the efforts of three local non-profit groups: Trees Atlanta, Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and Dialogue

Attendees to HOToberFest are all welcome to just relax and enjoy the day. However, they encourage everyone to take some time and stroll the circular “World Market” area that forms the perimeter of the festival site. Along this route, through Atlanta’s Earthcraft home neighborhood, you will find their sustainability affiliates, food & beer vendors and sponsors, as well as our artist market, featuring a wide …

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[14 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
The Georgia Solar Energy Association to Host  2009 Georgia Solar Festival and Tour

The 2009 Georgia Solar Festival will kick off on October 2 with Hands On Solar Day, where metro Atlanta students will gather to learn about the next generation of solar power and its potential to transform Georgia’s environment and economy.  On October 3, the Solar Tour will showcase homes and businesses throughout the metro area that rely on clean, alternative energy, inspiring and educating the public about emerging technology and resources to harness the sun.  In conjunction with the Solar Tour, Hotober Fest, powered by GSEA, promises to be a …

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[14 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Atlantans Interested in Sustainability – Meetup

For those Atlantans looking to meet others that are on the path to sustainability there is the Atlanta Green Living Meetup group. The group memebers share ideas, listen to speakers, review new products, and organize in the community to promote the preservation of Atlanta’s natural environment.
Check it out at http://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Greens/

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[13 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
July at Imagine It! Features Exploring Trees Inside and Out Exhibit, Fourth of July Celebration, and Dr. of Fun Science Workshops

Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta offers children unique, hands-on learning opportunities and sparks imagination through the power of play. Below is a schedule for the current featured exhibit, Exploring Trees Inside and Out, as well as special programming taking place at Imagine It! in July.

Exhibit Opening

Exploring Trees Inside and Out
Now through September 13, 2009
In Exploring Trees Inside and Out, children will experience the sights, sounds and scents of a tree.  Children can climb through a larger-than-life tree from the roots to the canopy, lie …

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[10 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Innovative Bike Loan Program Puts Commuters On Two Wheels

Looking for new transportation? The Buckhead Community Bank and The Midtown Community Bank have a deal that may convince you to consider two wheels instead of four. Open a MAX Reward Checking account and you are eligible to apply for a 12-month, 0% loan for the purchase of a bicycle up to $2,500. The bike loan program is being offered in partnership with the Buckhead Area Transportation Management Association (BATMA) and Midtown Transportation Solutions (MTS).

“We take great pride in offering programs that are good for our customers and good …

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[9 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
The Grand Opening Festival at the Chattahoochee Nature Center June 20/21

A two-day festival celebrating the Grand Opening of the New Interpretive Center for the Chattahoochee River, Lakeside Pavilion, and Gardens takes place June 20 and 21!

Saturday, June 20 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 21 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Travel through a new interactive Explore your Watershed Gallery where you will discover the exciting components of the forest, wetlands, and river! Check out the River Resource Gallery to find out about conserving, restoring, rethinking, and enjoying the Chattahoochee River Watershed. Be one of the first to experience …

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[9 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Eco-Camps for Kids

Give a child a strong foundation for a healthy lifestyle this summer!  The activities provided at ecocamp will aim to connect children to nature in a number of ways, as well as teach them how to protect the environment. Connecting our children to the benefits of protecting our planet is an investment for all of us.
Among the activities offered are arts and crafts, nature walks and journaling, special presentations by representatives of Keep Forsyth County Beautiful, “eco” theater and singing a long with our own Petunia Garner™!
Campers will receive a …

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[27 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
Atlanta Green Expo May 30 & 31, at the World Congree Center

Are you green enough?
Atlanta Green Expo, organized by Global GreenUp, LLC, will be hosting a Go Green and Green Living Expo here in Atlanta. They expect to have Green Business Exhibitors from energy efficient companies to locally grown organic produce. A show sponsor is Growers Alliance Coffee. The event is this weekend May 30 and 31, 2009 at the Georgia World Congress Center between 10am and 5pm. There is a $5 admission fee (kids under 12 are free.)
The expo will be featuring classes and workshops, organic beer, wine and food …

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[3 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
Georgia Aquarium Summer Camp H20

The Georgia Aquarium offers the behind-the-scenes Summer Camp H2O, June 8 – July 27, 2009!
Spend a week discovering what goes on behind closed doors at Georgia Aquarium! Learn about the basic needs and behaviors of aquatic animals, the unique traits of animals at Georgia Aquarium and how we impact oceans around the world. Camp H2O is true hands-on learning with animal encounters, opportunities to meet the husbandry team, projects, games and more!
Camp Rates: $350 per week
Multiple Sibling Discounted Rate: $340 per week
Founders/Annual Pass Member Rate: $275 per week
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