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Welcome to the Nature Exchange!

The Nature Exchange is THE place to indulge your natural curiosity. Thousands of natural objects from around the world are waiting to be discovered and you can even take them home for your special nature collection. Learn how Here

The Nature Exchange is open during regular Chattahoochee Nature Center operating hours and is included with admission. Trading ends at 4:30 pm. CNC members can visit the Nature Exchange for free everyday.

In the Nature Exchange​

Trading

Ongoing programs

Wacky Water World(August)

August Seashell Raffle: Enter to win one of our GIANT seashells! 50 NEX points gets you a raffle ticket. Enter to win and learn more by visiting Nature Exchange!

What’s your Water Footprint?: Did you know that the water you’re drinking might have come out of a dinosaur’s nose!  Before you spit it out you should know water has been everywhere.

Hands-on Watershed: Learn about what makes a watershed and how healthy watersheds help keep our rivers clean!

Don’t forget! All summer raffle entries are automatically entered into a drawing to win a Guided Canoe Trip for two! There is no better way to cool off than to hit the river! Here is your chance to win. See a Nature Exchange Naturalist for more information. Winner will be notified during the first week of September.

Explore Tracking (September)

Scats and Tracks: Bring your detective skills and learn to identify animals by their tracks and scat. Wondering what scat is? You’ll have to come in to find out!

Leaf Rubbings: This classic art activity will be stepped up as we not only create artful leaf rubbings, but will also help you learn tricks to identify common tree leaves.

Recycled Animal Contest: Join in on the 4th contest – create your best BAT sculpture out of recycled objects! Plastic, paper, aluminum, and more – the more creative, the better! Entries are due September 30 and will be judged on October 1. All entries will be on display in NEX throughout October.

CLICK HERE FOR ENTRY FORM!

A Rainbow of Reflections (October)

Reflection and Prisms Wall: The giant wall is back and will be the highLIGHT of activity! Prisms, mirrors, and more are available for you to explore the amazing world of light. Roy G. Biv, anyone?

Fall Outdoor Scavenger Hunt: (running September through November) Returning this quarter by popular demand, fall’s outdoor Scavenger Hunt is a fun way to explore CNC and earn NEX points! Stop by NEX to pick up your bingo card and get outside!

Recycled Animal Contest: Join in on the 4th contest – create your best BAT sculpture out of recycled objects! Plastic, paper, aluminum, and more – the more creative, the better! Entries are due September 30 and will be judged on October 1. All entries will be on display in NEX throughout October.

Get Connected! (November)

Food Chain Studies: How in the world are humans connected to sunshine? Learn about how living and non-living elements of life are connected. You can test your knowledge by making your own food chains in NEX.

Get Out: We encourage you to get out this month and connect with your natural world! Hike all of CNC’s trails and earn bonus NEX points! Wear your hiking shoes, CNC’s trails total approximately 2.5 miles.

Fall Break Activities (Occuring November 24-26): Join us for craft week at 11 AM each day, or if crafts are not your thing, you can come on in to the Cowie-Weiss Theater for the Ken Burns National Parks movie marathon, playing all day! This beautiful documentary will inspire you to get out and about this fall!

And don’t forget about these fun on-going activities:

Reading Rewards Program
Read your favorite books and earn Nature Exchange points at the same time! Find out how and to download a printable reading log here.

Homeschool Mondays
Join us for nature and science classes just for homeschool students. For more information, click here.

Watchable Wildlife Backpacks
More fun, more finds and more nature awaits you when you check out a Watchable Wildlife Backpack. Seven different themes to choose from. Learn more here.

cid_image006_jpg@01CDC195The Nature Exchange is on Facebook
Did you know that the Nature Exchange at the Chattahoochee Nature Center has its own Facebook page? Keep up with what is happening in the Nature Exchange including new cool objects for trade, extra point opportunities and project ideas and more! Like Us Now!

Meet our Nature Exchange Naturalists

Andrew (Sunday through Wednesday)
Andrew started at the Chattahoochee Nature Center as a docent when he was 16 years old. He went out into the world to learn about riparian zones and controlling rain water run-off. He brings his love and ever growing knowledge of nature to the Nature Exchange.

Brian (Wednesday through Saturday)
Middle school teacher, scout leader and camp counselor, father and grandfather- Brian has it all!