Outdoor Education

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The ECO Bus mission is to Engage the Community with the Outdoors (ECO). The bus delivers a variety of hands-on environmental programs to suit your needs. The ECO Bus has interactive displays about North Carolina's ecosystems, including live plants and animals. Engagement focuses on the importance of mindful and informed human/environment interactions. Depending on the venue and group, the presentation can aid in meeting NC Essential Core Science Standards.


Customized Program
An intensive, hands-on class facilitated by trained staff and customized to meet the needs and interest of your students.

  • $100 for one hour for up to 30 students
  • $80 for each additional hour
  • $50 for an additional 15 students

For questions about programming send us an e-mail.  Ready to book a program?  Fill out a request form

Environmental Education

Hands in Nature

Get hands-on in the outdoors and start exploring nature. We offer many scheduled nature programs throughout the year. Check out the Calendar and Events page for upcoming programs.

Custom Field Trips

Field trips take place at the Greensboro City Lakes and can be adapted to meet your needs. Our staff can work with any group, so don't hesitate to call!

Possible program topics:
  • Fishing
  • Animals of the Piedmont
  • Plant and tree ID
  • Rocks, soils, fossils, and minerals
  • Bird watching
  • Scientific illustration 
  • Lake ecology
  • Hydrologic cycle
  • Paddling (ages 13+)
  • Archery (ages 9+)

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.

Outreach Program

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 include:
  • Birds
  • Fish
  • Mammals
  • Reptiles 
  • Amphibians
  • Ecosystems
  • Scat
  • Hydrologic cycle 

Programs can be linked to NC Essential Core Science Curriculum and customized to meet your specific needs. Our outreach can be adapted for any age. Contact us to discuss developing the right program for your group. E-mail or call Lake Higgins at 336-373-3739 for more information.