The North Carolina Forest Service operates a system of seven Educational State Forests (ESFs) designed to teach the public - especially school children - about the forest environment.
Each forest features self-guided trails that include exhibits,
tree identification signs, a forest education center and a talking
Specially trained rangers are available to conduct classes for
school and other youth groups. Teachers or group leaders choose
from a selection of 30-minute programs that cover all aspects of
the forest environment - from soil,
water and wildlife to timber and forest management.
North Carolina's Educational State Forests offer a variety of classes compatible with teaching objectives listed in the N.C. Department of Education science curriculum.
State Forest Rules (PDF)