Outdoor Discovery & Environmental Education

Friends believes our natural resources are our greatest assets in cultivating healthy communities and sustainable futures. This is why we work with families and individuals in developing a deeper understanding of the environment and the outdoors, including fostering relationships with the natural world.  Families, especially children, who experience dynamic nature-based play, participate in problem solving and seek opportunities to make a difference in their communities reap the myriad benefits that come with experiencing nature. 

Signature Project: Parks After Dark: A Guide to the Parks' Nightlife and Events

Young boy sits in front of a campfire at Sloppy Floyd

Park lovers can enjoy and explore their park in a whole new way this year with Parks After Dark! Here are some of the upcoming events for Father's Day weekend! Make the most of your Friends membership and celebrate your dad at one of Georgia's state parks. 

Friday, hikers have a lot of options to celebrate Father's day or just enjoy the nightlife. Head to Cloudland Canyon for a traditional Night Hike. For hiking with a twist, check out For McAllister, Fort Mountain or Panola Mountain for a Sunset...

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