The North Carolina Arboretum offers year-round educational programs and learning experiences for adults, families, youth, school groups, and trade professionals that focus on environmental sustainability, art, science and economic development. From classes, to self-guided programs, to lectures and symposia, the Arboretum serves more than 18,000 children and 6,000 adults annually.
Adult Education Programs
We believe learning is a lifelong endeavor. Year-round classes, certificate of merit programs, continuing education and more are offered online, in the field and onsite at the Arboretum. Let our expert instructors and supportive learning communities help connect you with your place in the natural world. LEARN MORE HERE
Youth & Family Programs
Get outdoors and explore! Kids and families can experience the Arboretum through a variety of educational programs that inspire adventure, exploration and environmental awareness. Programs range from free, self-guided activities to camps and formal programs. Learn More Here
Certificate Programs & Professional Development
The Arboretum is pleased to offer several certificate and professional development programs through its Education Department. All certificate programs follow strict curriculum guidelines and protocols to ensure participants receive the best experience from leading educators and instructors. View certificate programs here.
Green industry professionals seeking continuing education units (CEUs) or those who simply want to stay abreast of the latest news and trends can attend The North Carolina Arboretum’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) symposium. This annual event brings in some of the industry’s leading academics and professionals to reveal the latest techniques in solving pest problems using beneficial insects. Find out more about the IPM symposium here.