Outreach programs

A program that travels to wherever you are.

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.


Animals of Appalachia

Our most popular program is a favorite for all ages. Get up-close with our animal ambassadors while learning about the wildlife that roams our region. Participants will gain knowledge on habitats, adaptations and animal characteristics.

Radical Raptors

Learning more about birds of prey will help your students understand the role they play in our ecosystem and how we can help protect them. Meet our special winged ambassadors and learn what makes them unique among our native species.

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

Many native animals have adaptations that help them survive in the wild, either by making them better hunters, protecting them from predators, or both! Students will learn the amazing super powers of predators and prey that live in our back doors as they get up close with some of our ambassadors.

Nuts and Bolts

Cost: Price varies depending on mileage and number of programs.

For more information, contact our Groups and Education office at 828-625-9611, ext. 1837 or [email protected].

For other outreach opportunities, contact our North Carolina State Park office to learn more about their programming: [email protected]