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At Natural and Cultural Resources, education is a big part of our mission and at the center of everything we do.

From the world-class education programs at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences to the summer reading program run by the State Library to the outstanding art we showcase to the long-standing tradition of fourth-grade field trips to our historic sites; Natural and Cultural Resources offers students, teachers, parents and anyone with a thirst for learning a number of resources on a range of topics.

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Learning Through Primary Documents

The nearly 90,000 historic and recent photographs, letters, manuscripts and other primary materials available online through our digital collections provide educators an opportunity to teach students through primary documents and give students a great place to start researching their next project.

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Search thousands of lesson and research guides, online activities and exhibits, field trip planners, articles and multimedia in one place. You browse resources by grade level, topic, type of resource, time period, keyword or DNCR division.

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