The North Carolina Arboretum provides outreach and engagement through plant-centered adult and youth education, exhibition, and demonstration that promotes leadership in environmental sustainability awareness, related economic development and science literacy for North Carolina communities and campuses.
The facilities, exhibits, education programs, and economic strategies crafted during the nearly 25 years since the Arboretum's inception have served as a model for excellence in institutional outreach that result in positive educational and economic outcomes.
As an affiliate of The University of North Carolina, The North Carolina Arboretum has developed targeted partnerships that work to address the UNC Tomorrow Plan:
- Innovations in Exhibition Program
- The Learning Institute
- Science Literacy for Educators