UPDATE: As of July 1, 2020, until further notice, the WNC Nature Center remains temporarily closed to the public. The Nature Center is working closely with local officials to develop a plan to safely reopen. This will most likely take place during Phase 3 of North Carolina’s Stay Safe COVID-19 order. We anticipate opening during the month of September and will update the website and our social media platforms as soon as a date is confirmed.
All Guided Programs are available year round! Select one of our standard offerings or contact us to discuss custom options for your grade, topic or NCSCOS standard.
Many of our programs can be offered virtually! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule.
Opportunities for Groups of 10 or More Participants:
Four themes are available:
Reptiles – 2.L.1.1, 2.L.1.2, 4.L.1.2, 4.L.1.3, 5.L.2.3
Amphibians – 2.L.1.1, 2.L.1.2, 4.L.1.2, 4.L.1.3, 5.L.2.3
Insects – 2.L.1.1, 2.L.1.2, 4.L.1.3, 5.L.2.3
Mammals – 2.L.1.1, 4.L.1.2, 4.L.1.3, 5.L.2.3
Grade Level: Variable
Program Length: 60 minutes
An opportunity for students to learn the importance of preservation and conservation through a one-hour presentation (45-minute presentation/15-minute Q&A) with two live animal guests, animal skeletons, skins, feathers, skulls, and more. Students have a chance to interact closely with live native animals and touch the many samples on display.
Schools, Home School Groups, Private Facilities, & Government Agencies – Small Groups
Within Buncombe County:
Outside Buncombe County:
Please submit the requested information to inquire about having a program at your organization. Submitting this form does not guarantee your reservation. You may also email email@example.com to see about program availability.