Field Trips

passengers on boat for a Coastal reserve field trip

Environmental Education Centers 

There are more than 200 Environmental Education Centers in North Carolina that provide field trip opportunities for Pre-K-12 students. These facilities include nature and science centers, museums, parks, gardens, arboretums, aquariums, zoos, coastal resources, educational state forests, wildlife refuges and Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

You can search the Directory of Environmental Education Centers across the state to find a field trip at a center near you.

Environmental Education Program Providers

There are environmental educators located throughout the state. Many of these educators provide field trip opportunities and field experiences. To find field trips and other experiences near you, search the Environmental Education Resource Database to find field trip opportunities. 

Department of Environmental Quality

Divisions in the Department of Environmental Quality provide field trip opportunities for students and adults.

The Division of Coastal Management provides guided nature hikes and boat ride/boardwalk trips to the Rachel Carson Reserve in Beaufort for schools and groups.

The Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership provides information on a variety of Pre-K-12th grade field trips across the state. The majority are focused on Eastern North Carolina.