Partnering with Teachers to Reinforce Content
and Provide Hands On Exploratory Learning
Free Guided Programs
PreK- 12th Grade
The Arboretum’s professional environmental educators provide modeling of outdoor education techniques for teachers as they guide students through an introductory lesson at the beginning of the school year, offer support to teachers as needed throughout the school year, and lead a discussion and wrap-up activity incorporating the NC Standard Course of Study with students at years end.
Engaging Students in Real Science Outdoors
Teachers conduct 15 minute observations with their students weekly on a project of their choice, including birds, squirrels or plants.
Students submit their data to real scientists and are invited to present at The Mountain Science Expo at The NC Arboretum.
Teachers receive a small grant award to purchase class materials and are able to borrow field equipment for the school year.