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.