K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education

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  • Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest: North Carolina's system of Educational State Forests has been developed to "teach children and adults about the complex, interdependent ecosystems which make up a forest and which can be managed for a multitude of uses."

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The Nature Center serves as the gateway to the 1,290-acre Latta Plantation Nature Preserve and is the source for educational programs and information on the Preserve’s flora and fauna. It is Mecklenburg County’s largest preserve and "forms a green peninsula extending into Mountain Island Lake and protects a natural heritage site and several endangered plants."

The Latta Plantation Nature Center offers environmental education programs for Pre-K through 12th grade students as well as scout troops, youth groups, and other organized groups.

For more information or to make reservations call 704-875-1391 or send email to smithmk@co.mecklenburg.nc.us.

Also see the Alternative to the Animals Report by Melissa Thibault.

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