Fernbank Science Center Faculty
156 Heaton Park Drive
Doug Hamby is a native of the one red light town of Social Circle, Georgia and lives there with his wife, 3 kids, 3 dogs, 2 rabbits, 6 chickens, 11 turkeys and Boomer the goat. He has been a horticulturist at Fernbank Science Center since 1995. He previously taught Horticulture at South Cobb High School and Social Circle High School before spending 5 years managing retail nursery operations for Pike Family Nurseries and the Gold Kist Corporation.
Along with facilitating the maintenance of the Fernbank Science Center properties and Fernbank Forest, he teaches horticulture and Environmental Science. His areas of special interest include all aspects of creating an inviting and accommodating outdoor learning experience for all students, with special concern for those individuals that may experience mental or physical barrier to outdoor education.