The North Carolina Arboretum Project Owl and Project Explore

Online curriculum tool targeted to expand outdoor education for grade levels pre-K through 12.

These educational sites are available to all Western North Carolina teachers to provide training in teaching outside and using the environment to promote learning through interactive activities designed to supplement science curriculums and encourage students to get outdoors.  The goal of the programs is to help students connect learning across subjects with nature.  A key focus of redesigning the sites was to improve the user interface to make accessing lesson plans and teaching tools more intuitive.  The website also features advanced filtering and search functionality to help teachers quickly find content by topic, age group and subject.