School Group Programs


Welcome, and thanks for your interest in including The North Carolina Arboretum's educational programs in your curriculum. The Arboretum offers a unique opportunity for local teachers to use our forests, streams and gardens in lessons with minimal travel. Our professional environmental educators specialize in providing experiences in the outdoors for your class that are hands-on, grade appropriate, informative, and exciting.

There are two options for field trips to The Arboretum. If you would like an expert environmental educator to lead an academic program for your class, select Guided Programs. If you prefer to explore the gardens and trails on your own with your class, select Self-guided Visits. Be sure to visit the Field Trip FAQ's prior to your visit.

We also offer Arboretum Outreach programs. These programs are based upon our popular field trip lessons, but utilize our equipment and educators at your school. For more information about hosting Arboretum Educators, select Outreach Programs.

ATTENTION WNC TEACHERS: Become an Arboretum Amassador, your school's liason for The Arboretum!