Discover Your Environment Through Our Educational Programming
Winter Programs: Waterfowl Birding and Winter Hiking Series
Join the Outdoor Adventure section for special winter programs you cannot do anywhere else! Get the best of view of incoming migratory birds in our winter waterfowl birding pontoon boat rides. The Piedmont Bird Club will be with us to help identify rare and special visitors to our lakes. Or join us for our Winter Hiking Series, the first Saturdays of December, January, February and March.
Our mission is to bring local residents a broad spectrum of environmental classes, which provide a better understanding of the world around us. The Growing the Greenway series is sponsored by Greensboro Parks and Recreation, the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service and Greensboro Beautiful.
|Growing the Green Way
Experience the rewards of gardening through our quality educational classes. Learn how to grow your own vegetables, landscape for conservation, cultivate gardens in the shade, organically control pests, and much more! View the class calendar and to sign up e-mail or call Pam Marshall at 336-375-5876. Be sure to indicate class choice and date.
Public and Private School Educational Opportunities
Looking for extracurricular learning for your students? Join us at the Lake Higgins or Lake Townsend classroom for environmental education classes that are hands-on and make learning fun. We can also travel to your school or even pick your class up and bring it to one of our facilities if transportation is needed (advanced registration is required to reserve bus).
|Flora and Fauna
- Animals & Snakes of the Piedmont
- Fishing (classroom & pond)
- Birds of Prey
- Plant & Tree ID Interpretive Hike
- Hydrologic Cycle
- Lake Ecology
- Soils, Fossils, Rocks & Minerals
Students must be in at least first grade for the following programs: fishing, soils, rocks and minerals, geocaching, orienteering and the hydrologic cycle. The school must provide one adult for every 10 students per class. Staff is available for class programming Wednesdays through Fridays. The fee is $2 per student on site and $25 per class off site. Please contact us to book a program or find out more about scheduling.
Don't see your topic or area of study in the above programs? Contact us and we will design a customized class just for you!