Pettit Environmental Preserve

 
A 70-acre nature preserve encompassing forest, stream and lake ecosystems, the Pettit Environmental Preserve serves as a diverse habitat for Georgia’s native wildlife. The Preserve has several short trails, a stone amphitheater, tree ID markers, a suspension bridge & a floating bridge, and a lakeside pavilion. Groups can enjoy hands-on, outdoor programs about science and local ecosystems. Reserve your field trip here.
 
Contact Info
Address: 29 Vineyard Rd., Dallas, GA 30132. Bartow County.
Tel: 678-848-4179.
Hrs: Vary.
 
SCHOOL
Students learn how to classify local flora and fauna, compare the needs of plants and animals, investigate life cycles, and explore the causes and effects of environmental change. Programs might also involve hiking, educational games, or making a nature craft. Programs for middle and high school-aged students focus on ecological interdependence and stability, and provide opportunities to learn about biodiversity and observe aquatic biomes. See Program Guide for details.
 
Contact Info
Name: Mary Ann Pawlowski.
Phone: 678-446-5611.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 15, max. 50 students.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 3-4 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: n/a.
Registration: Phone, Email, Fax.
Food Options: Picnic area available.
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: n/a.
Accessible To: n/a.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Science.
Topics Covered: ecosystems, geology, homeschool, nature, science, stem.
 
SCOUTS
Scouts visiting the Pettit Preserve can learn valuable outdoor skills, as well as the “Leave No Trace” principle. Boy Scouts will hike one of the trails, identify animals and insects, and complete a rank-appropriate activity: Wolf Cubs can create a small terrarium; Bear Cubs can learn about compost, and make a composter; and Webelos Scouts can learn to identify poisonous snakes and plants, and prepare a first aid kit. Several Girl Scout badge programs are available: Brownie Girl Scouts can work towards the Outdoor Adventurer badge, learn to tie knots, and make a bird feeder; Junior Girl Scouts can prepare for a camping trip; and Cadettes can work towards the Outdoor Art Apprentice badge, using items from nature. Scout Program Guides.
 
Contact Info
Name: Mary Ann Pawlowski.
Phone: 678-446-5611.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 1st-8th.
Group Size: Varies.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Campers to Staff: n/a.
Registration: Email, Fax, Mail.
Food Options: Picnic area available.
Cost: Depends on program/group size. See reservation form for details.
Title I or Financial Support: n/a.
Accessible To: n/a.
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Studies, Science.
Topics Covered: ecosystems, geology, homeschool, nature, science, stem.
 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue