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The Cradle of Forestry in America - The Birthplace of Forest Conservation in America
The rich history of the Biltmore Forest School combined with the diverse Pisgah National Forest offers students a unique educational experience at the Cradle of Forestry.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Allison- Deaver House Museum
The N.C. Division of Archives and History has named this the oldest frame house in the mountains of North Carolina. It has never been altered and is an excellent representation of the construction of the early 1800s.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The Biltmore Forest School
In North Carolina in the New South, page 4.8
The pioneering Biltmore Forest School emerged from George Vanderbilt's desire for scientific management of the forests around Biltmore Estate.
Format: article
Jockey's Ridge
In Natural and human impacts on the northern Outer Banks, page 9
Jockey's Ridge is the largest of the four remaining large dunes on the Outer Banks. The dune's immense size and its proximity to economic interests such as Route 158 have resulted in various attempts to control its migration. But the planting of American beach...
By Blair Tormey and Dirk Frankenberg.
Rutherford County Farm Museum
This museum offers something for everyone - from a large collection of farm equipment, to household items and many other artifacts.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Weyerhaeuser's Cool Springs Environmental Education Center
Visit the Weyerhaeuser's Cool Springs Environmental Education Center "where the forest is the classroom" and learn about forestry, wildlife, and environmental issues.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
What causes the great biological diversity of the Blue Ridge?
In Elevations and forest types along the Blue Ridge Parkway, page 2
Although the distribution of forest types in the Blue Ridge is best explained by the relationship between elevation and temperature, the great diversity of these forests is not. To understand the underlying causes of this diversity requires some knowledge...
By Dirk Frankenberg.
Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology
Learn what it was like to grow up an Indian in the southwestern United States or find out about the processes used in discovering how the ancient people of the Yadkin River Valley lived at this anthropology museum at Wake Forest University.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
North Carolina Museum of Forestry
There is a rich history of forestry in North Carolina. Visit the NC Museum of Forestry and connect with our forest natural history and its cultural heritage.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Stone wall and doorway overgrown by forest at Ta Prohm site at Angkor
Stone wall and doorway overgrown by forest at Ta Prohm site at Angkor
A leaning stone wall and doorway are overgrown by forest at Ta Prohm, a small unconserved site near Angkor Thom. A huge tree at left is seen growing into the side of the temple wall. Ta Prohm was built as a double-moated, royal monastery during the reign of...
Format: image/photograph
Great Smoky Mountains
Environmental educational programs instructed by National Park Rangers and classroom teachers for students in grades K-8.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
View outward over walled complex from top of central tower at Angkor Wat
View outward over walled complex from top of central tower at Angkor Wat
This view looks outward over walled complex from the top of the central tower at Angkor Wat. Stone reliefs, visitors, the causeway entrance, and bright green forest in the distance are visible from this vantage point. This elevated image over the stone roofs,...
Format: image/photograph
Trees in your own backyard
This activity lets students discover the benefits of urban forests by looking at trees on the schoolyard. Students will read a synopsis of the 400-year history of communal forests, survey their schoolyard trees, and draft a schoolyard tree ordinance.
Format: lesson plan (grade 7–10 Social Studies)
By Lucy Laffitte.
YMCA Camp Thunderbird
Provides environmental education programs to North and South Carolina K-12 students in bird study, fish dissection, orienteering and forest ecology.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
November 23 - November 29, 1753
In Diary of a journey of Moravians, page 12
Nov. 23rd. Br. Gottlob held morning prayer, taking as his subject the sufferings and death of Jesus. Then all went to work. Gottlob, Nathanael, and Grube helped burn brush. In the afternoon the Brethren returned with...
Format: diary/primary source
Sound to Sea Environmental Education Program
Learn about the interconnectedness of man and nature and explore complex ecosystems at this camp and conference center located on North Carolina's Outer Banks.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center
This 4-H Educational Center provides year-round programming, including team-building and environmental education to students in 2nd through 6th grades.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Merchants Millpond State Park
The 760-acre millpond is more than 190 years old and has developed into complex, mature ecosystems. Students will learn about the diverse habitats and wildlife that live here when they visit the park.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Elevated view of hairpin turn in a mountain road near Nha Trang
Elevated view of hairpin turn in a mountain road near Nha Trang
This elevated view shows a sharp, hairpin turn in a mountain road near Nha Trang. Driving in the highlands of Southeast Asia can be both spectacular and terrifying for foreigners. In many regions of Southeast Asia, steep forested mountains make roads difficult...
Format: image/photograph
Group of children and two adults standing outside, holding hands in a circle
Group of children and two adults standing outside, holding hands in a circle
In this black and white photograph from the 1920s, a group of young children and two women have formed a circle and are holding hands. The area where they are playing is barren: the ground is simply dirt. In the background is a parked car and a white house...
Format: image/photograph