NC Culture Kids Series
This video series takes students for quick tours of state parks, where they learn about the parks' unique natural and cultural resources. With each short 3- to 10-minute video, there are Discover More reading pages and Explore Outdoors activities that correlate with NC teaching standards.
Visit the NC Culture Kids website » for a full list of videos and lessons.
NC Culture Student Resources
Carolina Beach State Park
Falls Lake State Recreation Area
Hanging Rock State Park
Haw River State Park
Lumber River State Park
Medoc Mountain State Park
Stone Mountain State Park
Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve
Environmental education learning experiences (EELEs) are correlated to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Competency goals in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts are explored. Each program includes pre-visit, on-site and post-visit student activities that have measurable objectives, background information, vocabulary, references and step-by-step activity instructions.
Following are some samples of state park EELEs. (If a park is not listed, an EELE is not available at this time.)
A free copy of an EELE is available by attending the park's EELE workshop.
Annual theme resources pages
Environmental Education Certification: The N.C. Office of Environmental Education manages a nationally recognized professional development program that certifies educators in environmental education. Most of the workshops can be applied toward EE certification in one of three categories: Criteria I, II or III. Please visit their website to find a workshop.