Community Living | Coupon | Police Scanner | E-News Signup | Archives | Merchant Directory | Dining Guide
Have a HOT TIP? Call 704-276-6587 Or E-mail us At LH@LincolnHerald.net
Lincoln Herald | Lincolnton, NC

home : state news : e-state news October 19, 2017

9/22/2017 10:44:00 AM
Celebrate Take A Child Outside Week By Visiting An Educational State Forest
Ranger Josh Gray conducts a program at Clemmons Educational State Forest in Johnston County.
(Photo Courtesy NC Department Agriculture & Consumer Services)

Ranger Josh Gray conducts a
program at Clemmons Educational
State Forest in Johnston County.

(Photo Courtesy NC Department Agriculture & Consumer Services)


NC Department Of Agriculture &
Consumer Services


RALEIGH, N.C.  – September 24-30 is Take a Child Outside Week, and the N.C. Forest Service is encouraging adults and children to get outside and visit one of the agency’s Educational State Forests.

“Fall is a great time to get outside and enjoy the cooler days and crisp air while learning about nature,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “Each forest features a series of easily accessible, well-marked trails with exhibits and displays depicting the ecology of a managed forest. All the forests have a large picnic shelter that can be reserved by groups.”

The ESFs are intended for use by both organized groups and the public. Education rangers can present programs on a variety of topics to groups, including scouts, home schools, public and private schools. There is minimum of 10 students required to schedule a program.

Education rangers will strive to provide programs that meet the needs of any group. Groups with 100 or more participants are asked to spread the visit over two days to provide a better contact ratio with students. A list of programs can be found in the Teachers Guide at www.ncesf.org. There is no cost for admission or programs. Call the ranger’s office for more information.

The ESFs are open from March to November; contact individual forests for specific dates and times of operation.

  • Clemmons ESF: 919-553-5651 – The first of N.C.’s Educational State Forests, Clemmons opened in 1976. Located in Johnston County between the Piedmont and the Coastal Plain, Clemmons’ pine stands and hardwoods are set on a rolling terrain highlighted by streams and rock formations.
  • Holmes ESF: 828-692-0100 – Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Henderson County, Holmes has rugged terrain, numerous rock outcroppings and scenic vistas. It also offers a mixture of mountain hardwoods, rhododendron, flame azaleas and a variety of wildflowers.
  • Jordan Lake ESF: 919-542-1154 –Jordan Lake, in Chatham County, showcases a wide variety of pines and hardwoods found in a wetland ecosystem. Wildlife includes birds of prey, deer, songbirds, flying squirrels and beavers.
  • Rendezvous ESF: 336-667-5072 – Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this forest in Wilkes County showcases magnificent mountain hardwoods in one of North Carolina’s most scenic settings. Several mountains can be seen from the forest, including Grandfather, Table Rock and Hawksbill. A natural amphitheater is available for special sessions or groups.
  • Turnbull Creek ESF: 910-588-4161 – The forest is located among Bladen County’s numerous Carolina Bays, mysterious land formations unique to this area of the Coastal Plain.
  • Tuttle ESF: 828-757-5608 – Located in Caldwell County, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Tuttle boasts a wide variety of pines and hardwoods, plus rolling terrain, clear streams and scenic vistas.

Take a Child Outside is a program designed to encourage children and adults to spend time together outdoors. The goal is to help children develop a better understanding and appreciation of the environment and an enthusiasm for exploring the natural world.





Have Us E-mail You The Latest News
Click Here



1-Lincoln Animal Hospital 300


LincolnHerald.net

Your #1 Local Source for News, Sports, Opinion, Obituaries, Religion, Classifieds, Events, Photos, Community, Coupons, and more!

Serving Lincoln, Catawba, Gaston and Cleveland counties including the areas of Lincolnton, Denver, Maiden, Stanley, Alexis, Vale, Crouse, Iron Station, High Shoals and Cherryville.

Not a newspaper, not a magazine, we’re online – on your computer at home or work, on your smartphone… with news and more 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year including holidays.




Jackie D.




Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


North Carolina News







News

HomeNewsState NewsReligionOpinionSportsObituariesExtrasCommunityClassifiedsSubmit
Terms and Use | Merchant Directory | Dining Guide
Site Design and Content
Copyright Lincoln Herald, LLC 2011-2015

 


Software © 1998-2017 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved