Field Trip Opportunities (September 2016)

Dear North Carolina Educators, 

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources wants to support you in your role by sharing information on educational resources and opportunities. Each month, we will share strategies to help inspire learning and support classroom curriculum. Together, we can strengthen the future of our great state. 

Arts

Get your students' creativity flowing and inspire artistic minds with a visit to the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh, and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem. Or for a musical experience, check out all the NC Symphony has to offer your students! Learn more about A+ schools of North Carolina, an initiative of the NC Arts Council.

History

With 27 historic sites and 7 history museums across the state, we have social study field trips to meet all of your students' historical adventure needs! Check out the Historic Site Field Trip Guide here, or visit the field trip pages for the NC Museum of History in Raleigh, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, the Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville, and the NC Maritime Museums in HatterasSouthport and Beaufort to get started planning your next field trip to the past. Other exciting locations include Tryon PalaceRoanoke Island Festival Park, the Battleship NC and the NC Transportation Museum.

Library

Looking for learning opportunities and resources without leaving the classroom? Visit the State Library of North Carolina's Services to Students and Educators page for access to digital collections, lesson plans, NCpedia, and North Carolina Newspapers. Or visit the Youth Services page for reading programs and resources for your classroom and school library.

Nature

Looking for field trips that will give your students the opportunity to experience hands-on science and explore the natural world? Choose from 39 NC State Parks, two NC Museums of Natural Sciences, three NC Aquariums located at Roanoke IslandPine Knoll Shores, and Fort Fisher,Jennette's Pier, and one of the largest natural habitat zoos in the nation, the NC Zoo in Asheboro.

About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDNCR's mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to
experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state's history, conserving the state's natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.
 
NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette's Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C. Zoo, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.