Pettit Environmental Preserve

A 70-acre preserve encompassing forests and lakes, the Pettit Environmental Preserve serves as a diverse habitat for Georgia’s native wildlife. The Preserve has several short trails, a stone amphitheater, tree identification markers, two bridges, and a learning shed and picnic area. Groups can enjoy hands-on, outdoor programs about science and local environments. Reserve your field trip here.
Contact Info
Address: 29 Vineyard Rd., Dallas, GA 30132. Bartow County.
Tel: 678-848-4179.
Hrs: Vary.
Camp groups choose from different topics each summer, typically including: archery, survival skills, and a splash & learn lake study. Campers enjoy a 36’ swinging bridge, a 72’ floating bridge, a picnic pavilion next to the Preserve’s 10 acre lake. Camps focus on fun hands-on learning, games, and nature lore.  See website for full camp details.
Contact Info
Name: Mary Ann Pawlowski.
Phone: 678-446-5611.
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-12th.
Group Size: Varies.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 3-4 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Campers 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.
Topics Covered: ecosystems, geology, homeschool, nature, science, stem.

Nature Centers Fun Facts

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. In the United States, we use enough office paper each year to build a 10-foot-high wall that’s 6,815 miles long. That’s more than the distance from New York to Tokyo!

Trees can also clean the soil and air by absorbing harmful pollutants. So what have you done for a tree lately? Nature centers provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and trees, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.

Follow up your trip by planting a tree or proposing a conservation program for your group.