August 19

Field Trip and Afterschool Enrichment

Another one of my goals is to find places for families to enrich science classroom experiences and for teachers to bring their students on field trips.¬† This past weekend I visited Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center located on Alabama Road in John’s Creek.

They offer after school science classes, family events, and field trips.

Located on 46 acres of ravine forest and historic past, this nature preserve’s two miles of walking trails wind past a scenic creek with rocky shoals, spring seeps,¬†mature trees, wildflowers, native plants, and a variety of animal life.

A Heritage Village has been created with four buildings original to the site and landmark structures moved from nearby properties. This village and its related exhibit pieces provide an understanding of this area’s proud rural heritage from the mid 1800s to the mid 1900s.

This would be a fun place to take your family to learn more about Georgia ecosystems.