Monday, April 15, 2019

Asheville, NC

Join NCHE and many other homeschool families on a visit to the 42 acres of the Western North Carolina Nature Center in Asheville. The Nature Center is one of the primary facilities in Western North Carolina offering school children and adults opportunities to learn about and develop an understanding of their responsibility for this area’s native wildlife and habitats.The WNC Nature Center is home to over sixty species of wild and domestic animals and hundreds of species of plants, all representative of this unique bioregion, the Southern Appalachians. Visit a farmyard full of goats, sheep, chickens and donkeys; a red wolf habitat, Black Bear Ridge, and (my personal favorite!) Otter Falls, among others.

Our field trip will be self-guided so you can stay as long or little as you want (although most visitors stay about 1 1/2 to 2 hours).  Picnic areas are available so you’re welcome to bring a lunch.  Additionally, our admission includes a 30 minute hands-on session on “Snakes and Turtles.”  (They’re not slimy, I promise!) Learn the similarities and differences between common native reptiles. Reptile ecology, biology and appreciation will be the primary objectives in class discussion with an opportunity to explore the display table at the conclusion of the program.

This field trip begins at noon on Monday, April 15.  Because of class size limitations, you will be assigned to a time slot for the class.  Admission for each attendee over 2 years old is $5.75.  Pre-registration and payment is required.  Tickets will be sold until 11:59 p.m. on APRIL 14.  Tickets are transferable to others for the same day but are non-refundable.  Questions? Contact NCHE Activities Director Evelyn Bickley at