Clark Park Nature Center

Located along the Cape Fear River Trail, these scenic woodlands are ideal for camping, hiking, and outdoor education. Younger students will love exploring as they learn about the behavior of insects like termites, mosquitos, and bees. Groups can request programs on topics like wetlands, adaptations, trees, fossils, and Native Americans. Request the Environmental Mobile Unit (EMU) come to your school - a special classroom where students can handle animal pelts, skulls, animal models, and other exhibits while having an on-site nature lesson. Scouts should contact the park about activities that’ll help them with Forester, Naturalist, and Geologist badges.
Contact Info 
Address: 631 Sherman Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28301. Cumberland County. Tel: 910-433-1579. Website: Hrs: Weekdays 8AM-5PM, Sat. & Sun. Vary by season.
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-8th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Free/Fee.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Physical Education, Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue