Piedmont Environmental Center

Piedmont Environmental Center’s programs combine fun, outdoor learning with science problem solving. Students can hike the trails and learn about life cycles, ecosystems, and how people from different times relied on the land and its resources. They’ll learn how to interpret the environment, using the forests, lichens, and soil samples as ways to understand how weather, pollution, and wildfires can impact the environment. Through lab activities, they can test the properties of minerals, or study plants under a microscope. Middle and high school classes will love the Watershed Concepts program, which can take place on land or on water with canoes.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 1220 Penny Road, High Point, NC 27265. Guilford County. Tel: 336-883-8531. Email: dick.thomas@highpointnc.gov. Website: www.highpointnc.gov/facilities. Hrs: Daily Sunrise-Sunset.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-5 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, STEM.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, 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