Environmental Education

We make it a point to integrate environmental education and natural history into everything we do. Western North Carolina contains more biological diversity than anywhere else in the Continental United States. On a journey from the low river valleys to the high mountaintops and balds, one can experience the equivalent of a trip from Mexico to Maine.

We try to integrate current curriculum of the classroom with a hands on learning experience in the natural environment. Come explore the Southern Appalachian Landscape with us.

Environmental education activities can cover multiple subject areas with the use of journals, calculations, presentations, and even natural and cultural history endeavors.

Some lessons include:

• Watershed Discovery
• Tree and Plant Identification
• Outdoor Living Skills
• Edibles in the Wild
• Forest Diversity
• Geological History

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