“The Arboretum educators do an outstanding job with initial and follow-up lessons related to the project. They are knowledgeable, accessible, and enthusiastic. The programs they offer make a wonderful difference in childrens’ (and adults’) lives!”
— Project EXPLORE Teacher
Who is eligible?
- Classroom teachers and school educators in various NC counties.
- Available for all grade levels, Pre-K through 12th grade.
Project EXPLORE (Experiences Promoting Learning Outdoors for Research and Education) helps teachers utilize outdoor spaces at their school to engage preK-12th grade students in curriculum based learning activities.
Since its launch in 2013, Project EXPLORE has served over 130 teachers and 7700 students in 21 different counties.
We take a “teach the teacher” approach so that teachers gain the training and experience necessary to sustain their outdoor education efforts in subsequent years.