Field Trip: Hands-on Botany
North Carolina Botanical Garden
The North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill features display gardens that showcase the beauty and importance of N.C. native plants and habitats, nature trails, the Children’s Wonder Garden, and a green education center with solar panels and rainwater cisterns. There is much to do in this nationally recognized, 1,000-acre gem that is part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Children especially enjoy searching for Venus flytraps in the carnivorous plants collection, watching for frogs in the ponds, observing birds at the wildlife blind, and leaving notes for fairies and gnomes in the magic mailbox.
Hands-on, discovery-based field trips focused on plants and nature are offered for school groups in spring and fall. All programs align with N.C. and/or national education standards.