Spring 2021 Nature Adventures Schedule

Calling all teachers, remote learners, homeschool families, and educators who want to spice up your spring learning plan for the classroom, at-home, or remote learning! Registration is open for North Carolina 4-H Camps’ spring series of Nature Adventures  – a virtual learning program aligned with state teaching standards. Nature Adventures is a 6-part series of 45-minute educational sessions for the spring semester developed and taught by professional Environmental Educators from North Carolina’s premier 4-H Camps. This program is provided for FREE for teachers and families. Check out the session schedule below. All programs are aligned with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and are presented live over Zoom. Can’t make the live event? Register for the recording and go at your own pace! Register an entire class or individual students.

Program Schedule – REGISTER ONLINE

Giants of the Coast

February 22, 1 p.m.

Did you know that one of the largest populations of Black Bears is in eastern North Carolina!? Students will explore the habitat, behavior, and ecological niche of this fascinating animal on a virtual field trip to the North Carolina coast. Presented by The Eastern 4-H Center

Stories in the Stars Astronomy

March 5, 1 p.m.

Students investigate the science behind the solstices and equinoxes, learn about the myths behind constellations, and explore what they can find in the night sky right now.

Run, Duck, Hide – Predator/Prey Relationships

March 18, 1 p.m.

What does an animal’s skull tell us about the food it eats, where it lives, and how it thrives? Find out in this exciting investigation of predator and prey relationships. Presented by Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center


Winged Wonders

April 1, 1 p.m.

In this fascinating and beautiful adventure, students will learn about the butterfly life cycle, pollination, and how to build habitats to support these majestic creatures. Presented by Millstone 4-H Camp


Taking Flight – Birds of Prey

April 13, 1 p.m.

Students will explore general concepts of physics such as lift, force, and aerodynamics with LIVE birds as examples. Students will also learn how the physical characteristics of birds impact their habitat and diet. Presented by The Eastern 4-H Center

Let’s Go on a Night Hike!

April 20, 1 p.m.

Students will use their sensory awareness to explore the adaptations nocturnal animals use to live and thrive in darkness. Come explore the night with us! Presented by Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center

Written By: Angela Brisson, Extension Assistant – 4-H Camping program