Summer 2018 Stories

Summer and Beyond at Biltmore Discover Antler Hill Farm and So Much More

Summer and Beyond at Biltmore Discover Antler Hill Farm and So Much More

When planning a fieldtrip to Biltmore, consider adding a hands-on student program to our farm. Student programs at Antler Hill Farm offers a look back to the time when Biltmore was a working dairy farm. As students explore life on our turn-of-the-century farm, they will discover not only Biltmore’s past, but also its future.

Big Things are Happening at the Greensboro Children’s Museum

Big Things are Happening at the Greensboro Children’s Museum

Last spring, the Greensboro Children’s Museum reached greater heights through the edition of an outdoor play plaza equipped with Neptune XXL climbers. The Climbers are not only vibrant, sculptural additions to the landscape, they also provide a unique opportunity for children to challenge themselves, make independent decisions, build self-confi dence and celebrate accomplishments.

Agritourism Destinations Across North Carolina this Summer

Agritourism Destinations Across North Carolina this Summer

Summer is the ideal time to introduce your class to the source of the food they eat everyday. At the same time, they will receive insight into North Carolina’s largest industry, agriculture. Here are a few of the many family farms in North Carolina welcoming visits from school field trips.

Eastern North Carolina Commemorates Blackbeard 300

Eastern North Carolina Commemorates Blackbeard 300

This year marks the 300th anniversary of the reign of Blackbeard, the king of the pirates. After plundering the seas up and down the Carolinas coast, Blackbeard came ashore to Bath to live in the summer of 1718. He lived there only a few months before being killed in a battle on Ocracoke Island.

Summer Is Spectacular at Kaleideum in Winston-Salem

Summer Is Spectacular at Kaleideum in Winston-Salem

Visit Kaleideum this summer and experience two exciting exhibits. If individuals visit one Museum in the morning, you can visit the other in the afternoon for free with your receipt. Teachers always receive free admission with their ID, whether they are visiting individually or with a group.

Relive Colonial Times at Hickory Ridge Living History Museum

Relive Colonial Times at Hickory Ridge Living History Museum

The Hickory Ridge Living History Museum on the grounds of the Horn In the West outdoor drama in Boone gives students a glimpse of everyday life for the settlers in the mountains of North Carolina.

Hickory’s Hart Square Village Transports Students Back Three Centuries

Hickory’s Hart Square Village Transports Students Back Three Centuries

Tucked away on 200 secluded acres outside of Hickory is a hidden historical gem awaiting North Carolina school fi eld trip visits. Hart Square Village is the largest collection of historical log buildings in the United States.

NC Museum of Natural Sciences Again Leads NC Historic Attractions Survey

NC Museum of Natural Sciences Again Leads NC Historic Attractions Survey

During 2017 the Museum reported 946,486 guests. Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach ranked as the second most visited attraction with 896,682 visitors.

DaVinci’s Machines Now On Display at Discovery Place in Charlotte

DaVinci’s Machines Now On Display at Discovery Place in Charlotte

More than 500 years ago Leonardo da Vinci dreamed of inventions that were far beyond the understanding of others. His ideas about anatomy, mechanics and flight proved he was a man of real vision. Now Discovery Place Science in Uptown Charlotte has on exhibition Da Vinci’s Machines, which features more than 75 inventions inspired by his illustrations and writings. Your students may be involved in building da Vinci’s self-supporting bridge or their own flying machines.

New NC Summer Field Trip Ideas 2018

New NC Summer Field Trip Ideas 2018

New NC Summer Field Trip Ideas

Zoo & Animal Park News Tiger World’s Mission Focuses on Conservation

Zoo & Animal Park News Tiger World’s Mission Focuses on Conservation

To provide your students with a different kind of zoo experience, plan a field trip to Tiger World in Rockwell. The nonprofit animal conservation and educational center is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and preservation of endangered species of animals.

Learning History Under the Stars This Summer In North Carolina

Learning History Under the Stars This Summer In North Carolina

On any given summer evening, North Carolina’s rich history is being portrayed in live theater under the stars in various outdoor venues across the State. A fi eld trip to an outdoor drama production is a learning experience your students will always remember.

This Summer at the North Carolina Zoo

This Summer at the North Carolina Zoo

The North Carolina Zoo offers several summer camp options for children of all ages (1st grade – 12th) as well as children on the autism spectrum. The Zoo’s camps provide enriching and educational camps in a fun, welcoming atmosphere and include learning about animals, science, nature and conservation.

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