Become A Member

Sandy Creek Nature Center, Inc. is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that works in partnership with the Athens-Clarke County Department of Leisure Services to protect, promote and improve Sandy Creek Nature Center. Our goal is to help Sandy Creek Nature Center continue to be an exceptional facility for learning about the natural ecosystems of Piedmont Georgia and beyond, as well as our responsibility to be good stewards of our earth.

Memberships provide funding for educational program materials, equipment and development as well as capital improvements. Your tax-deductible donation helps expand awareness and appreciation of the natural environment in Northeast Georgia.

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Frog Pond Shop


  • Our newsletter and calendar, The Hyla, is mailed or emailed to you, keeping you current on the latest events and programs 
  • Members-only events, like our annual meeting featuring homemade pies and cobblers and live music 
  • 10 percent discount to Sandy Creek Day Camp, Sandy Creek Nature Center minicamps, birthday parties and other designated programs 
  • 10 percent discount on all purchases at the Frog Pond Shop located in the Education & Visitor Center 
  • Reciprocal admissions and discounts at over 100 other nature centers in the U.S. and Canada 

For your convenience, we have set up a number of ways for you to handle
 your new or renewing membership contribution.
Through Paypal 

Membership Levels
Through the mail

Print and mail the membership form to:

Sandy Creek Nature Center, Inc.
205 Old Commerce Road
Athens, GA 30607
(Please make your check out to Sandy Creek Nature Center Inc.)
You will receive our thank you letter in the mail, along with your membership card, car window cling decal or refrigerator magnet, the newsletter, trail brochure and other materials. On behalf of the members, volunteers, visitors and staff at Sandy Creek Nature Center, thank you for making this generous donation.

  • For more information, please contact Katie Eckardt, assistant to the Board of Directors, at 706-613-3615 x 235 or by email at