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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 North Carolina Division of Forest Resources operates a system of six Educational State Forests (ESFs) designed to teach the public - especially school children - about the forest environment. Tuttle Educational State Forest has trails with “talking” trees and exhibits. Rangers conduct classes that are aligned with the NC Standard Course of Study’s science and social studies curricula. The forest is located off NC Hwy 18, Gamewell, NC.

See: Teacher’s Guide to the North Carolina State Forest System

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