Shortleaf Pine illustration with NCFS Shield Holmes Educational State Forest

Shortleaf Pine illustration with NCFS Shield Holmes Educational State Forest

School Programs At Holmes Educational State Forest


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Holmes School Programs

Call 828-692-0100 or email to request a school program

Category II, III NC EE certification and CEU credit available upon request.

Environmental Education Classes at Holmes ESF

Programs are conducted outdoors, each lasting approximately 30 minutes unless otherwise stated. Teachers or group leaders choose from a selection of program topics that cover all aspects of the forest environment including soil, life cycles, water, wildlife, and forest management. Our classes are designed to help students understand that forests are complex ecosystems that can be managed for many uses. These classes cover topics such as how to tell the age of a tree, how forests influence wildlife and how important North Carolina's forest resources are to the state's citizens. Please click on the link below to learn more about what classes are available and how to organize a school program.

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There is much more at Holmes Educational State Forest to explore with your students! We also offer Envirothon training, Career Days, School Science Nights, 4-H, Boy Scout merit badge, and Girl Scout badges.