Three of these dispensers will be set up throughout the nature center.
Photo: Dunwoody Nature Center
Photo: Dunwoody Nature Center

Get free sunscreen at metro Atlanta nature center this summer

Visitors to the Dunwoody Nature Center won’t need to worry if they leave the sunscreen at home this summer.

The nonprofit organization IMPACT Melanoma is installing three sunscreen dispensers throughout the nature center’s grounds on Roberts Drive in Dunwoody.

Admission to the nature center is free, but annual memberships are encouraged. 

IMPACT is also initiating a skincare and wellness program that includes distributing camp kits to more than 900 summer camp attendees in Dunwoody.

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The nature center also features a summer concert lineup. (Photo: Dunwoody Nature Center)

“The sunscreen dispensers placed throughout the park will increase awareness of the importance of sun safety and help develop good habits that will reduce the prevalence of skin cancer,” Michael Cowan, the executive director of the nature center, said in a statement.

IMPACT aims to reduce melanoma, a form of skin cancer, through prevention and early detection. The initiative at the nature center was funded by a grant from Northside Hospital.

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