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The Atlanta Urban Ecologists program for youth in grades 8 through 12 will guide students in the discovery of the fascinating, rich ecology of Metropolitan Atlanta, providing opportunities for hands-on field experiences, conservation, and citizen science.

Perfect for students interested in pursuing careers in science or conservation or those who just enjoy being outside in nature, the program will provide students with opportunities to learn alongside experts in the field, as well as meaningful experiences in the outdoor places that make Atlanta the “City in a Forest.” Students will establish a network of environmental professionals who can assist with their academic and career development while having fun outdoors with their peers.

Sessions are hosted by a different environmental nonprofit on the second Saturday of each month from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM from October to May. See complete session descriptions here.

The Amphibian Foundation's partners for the program include Trees Atlanta, Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta Audubon, Blue Heron Nature Preserve, West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area Alliance, and Chattahoochee Nature Center.

Atlanta Urban Ecologists 2017
Atlanta Urban Ecologists, Class of 2017

Educational Programs for All

Our conservation initiatives are supported through a diverse offering of educational programs, focused on children and young adults (ages 0 - 17). Through these programs, we are fostering the next generation of conservationists and environmental stewards with the ultimate goal of creating lasting solutions to the extinction crisis.