Outreach programs

An outreach education that travels to wherever you are.

Environmental Education Outreach Programs

Unable to bring your class to the Park for a program? Let us bring the program to you. From up-close encounters with some scaly friends to identifying animal tracks, all Park nature education Outreach programs are created to meet North Carolina curriculum standards. Programs are designed for students grades K-8.


Cost varies depending on mileage and number of programs.
For more information, please contact Talia Davis, Group Sales and Events Manager by email at groups@chimneyrockpark.com or call 828-625-9611 ext. 1837.

Animals of Appalachia

Our most popular program is a favorite for all ages. Get personal with some of our resident animal ambassadors while learning about the wildlife that roams our region. Participants will gain knowledge on habits, adaptations and animal characteristics during this exciting session.

Radical Raptors

Birds of prey have always fascinated us and are the origin of many legends. Realizing the importance of these predators, and sometimes prey, will help you understand the role they play in our ecosystem. Meet a couple of our special animal ambassadors to see the incredible characteristics of these beautiful creatures. The option to include dissection of an owl pellet is available. Ask for details.

Rockin’ Reptiles and Epic Amphibians

Reptiles and amphibians are often confused for one another. but the differences between these two groups of mysterious animals are vast and intriguing. Your student group will join our team to investigate these fascinating creatures.

Toxins, Tails, Teeth and Talons

Plants and animals have amazing adaptations that help them to survive in their habitat. Investigate why these specialized traits are so important and how to avoid the ones that can be harmful to humans. This includes a short craft allowing students to turn their new insights into art!