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The ECO Bus's mission is to engage the community with the outdoors. The bus can roll right to you to deliver a variety of hands-on, environmental programs to suit your needs, which can be "on" or "off" bus activities. The ECO Bus carries interactive displays about the NC ecosystems, including live plants and animals and why it is important to care for the environment. Depending on the venue and group, the presentation can aid in meeting NC Essential Core Science Standards.

E-mail the ECO Bus Educator or call 336-373-7620 for more information and pricing.

Upcoming Public ECO Bus Programs:
April 9
, Earth Day Festival at Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1-5 pm


Nature Education

Get hands-on in the outdoors and start exploring nature. The Lakes offer many scheduled nature programs throughout the year. Check out the schedule below or the Calender & Events page for upcoming programs:

April 26, NC Science Festival - ECO Bus at Lake Brandt, 1-3 pm at Lake Brandt. Free. 
May 7, Preschool Nature Program - Fish at Lake Higgins, 10-11 am. $2/child, ages 2-5.


Custom Field Trips

Let our experienced Outdoor Adventure and Education staff customize a program or field trip at a Lake. Our staff can work with any group - school group, birthday party, church, scouts, pre-K children to adults.

Possible program topics:
  • Plant and tree ID interpretive hike
  • Animals of the Piedmont
  • Fishing (pond and classroom)
  • Folklore and tracking
  • Rocks, soils, fossils, and minerals
  • Lake ecology
  • Hydrologic cycle
  • Paddling (ages 13+)
  • Archery (ages 9+)
  • Hiking

Don't see your topic or area of study above? Contact us and we can work with you to design a program that fits your group's needs and interests. E-mail or call Lake Higgins at 336-373-3739 for more information.


Project Discovery

Can't come to the Lakes for a program? Let our environmental educators come to you. Educators present fun engaging presentations, sometimes with live creatures, nature artifacts, and hands-on activities to help students discover a new perspective on the environment around them.

Program themes:
  • Birds
  • Fish
  • Invertebrates
  • Mammals
  • Reptiles 
  • Amphibians
  • Ecosystems
  • Scat
  • Paleontology
  • Water cycle 

Programs can be linked to NC Essential Core Science Curriculum and customized to meet your specific needs. Most Discovery Programs can be adapted for preschool through high school. Contact us to discuss developing the right Discovery Program for your group. E-mail or call Lake Higgins at 336-373-3739 for more information.

Last updated: 2/25/2016 4:37:52 PM