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Field Trips


Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center

Friday, October 20, 2023

The Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center provides a venue where visitors can learn about the past as well as appreciate nature. It is a haven to humans and animals alike from the busy metro-suburb north of Atlanta. Its purpose is to conserve its historical and natural environment while educating the community about its mission. Guided cell phone tours are
available for its natural and historical assets. The 400 years plus of history have the Preserve and Center positioned on 46 acres of land. The preserve also contains a 2-mile walking trail, creek, gardens and many animals.



Rainbeau Orchid Farm

March 2024

Rainbeau Orchid Farm located just outside Atlanta is the largest orchid producer in the Southeast outside of Florida. They deliver directly to customers on a weekly basis. The farm has an acre of greenhouses devoted exclusively to orchids. They actually grow their plants with over 150 different colored orchids, many exciting new colors just released from Taiwan, the center of worldwide phalaenopsis production.


Oakhurst Garden and Wylde Center

May 2024

Wylde Center was founded in 1997 out of a need to provide opportunities to experience nature in an urban environment. Thanks to the community’s involvement and commitment, they now operate five greenspaces in four different Decatur and Atlantneighborhoods, open year-round for the community, for events and for educational programs. Wylde Center also provides one of the largest youth environmental and science education programs in metro-Atlanta, including science program and field trips linked to Common Core standards.


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