Students and others volunteering to work on a beautiful Saturday morning!
At the July Steering Committee Meeting, Kathryn Kolb of Eco Addendum was the guest speaker. Kathryn is a Master Naturalist, and consults green space managers, gardeners and homeowners on how to preserve our native urban forests. She explained the importance of Atlanta’s urban tree canopy and the ways it can be protected.
Mohamed Hashim has volunteered at Jennie Drake Park beginning in his sophomore year at North Atlanta High School, attending more than a dozen work sessions. This year, Mohamed graduates from North Atlanta, and will be attending Emory University in the Fall.
We take great pride in having Mohamed as a student volunteer, and wish him the best as he enters Emory!
3rd Annual Bird Photo / I.D. Contest
May 18, 2019 (Sat) – 10:00 to 12:00 a.m.
attend Information Session and register at Jennie drake park
Located next to 681 Waterford rd., nw, Atlanta, GA 30318
*1st to 12th grade students may participate.
*Students must come with a parent/Guardian, receive instructions, & take pictures.
*parents/Guardians must sign all consent forms for students under 18.
*Students must bring their own Cameras/phones for a session with a photographer.
*Light refreshments available
*to register in advance send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with phone # & e-mail info, name of student, school, grade of student, & name of parent/guardian who will accompany the student.
June 5 (Wed)
e-mail photos to email@example.com
June 15 (SAT) – 10:30 a.m.
Students and parents return to park
Photos will be exhibited and prizes presented in these categories:
1st to 5th Grade 6th to 8th Grade 9th to 12th Grade
For more information, contact Gerald Evans @ 404-402-1796
Artist Anthony DuBose is a member of the Jennie Drake Park Steering Committee, and created the art on the stones found in Jennie Drake Park. Anthony explains his inspiration for the work:
“Between the 9th and 14th centuries the Khmer civilization created the largest Hindu temple complex at Angkor Wat, located in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The many temples are decorated with thousands of Bas-Reliefs, depicting vivid scenes of life and battle. All of the work was shaped from stone.
Angkor on Bankhead, is partly inspired by the work at Angkor Wat. But it’s also inspired by Moorish Nationality and Hinduism as a science. The stones at Jennie Drake Park are all inspired by the science of the third eye, Vedic tradition and the indigenous people that practiced it.
The stones at Jennie Drake Park have been waiting for many years to be discovered. There are thousands of stories on the forest floor.”
Initiation of the Balasanth
The Light and The Throne