Education Programs for Kids

Growing the Next Generation of Land Stewards

Nature Play Camp

June 19-23 for ages 6-8 | June 26-30 for ages 8-11
Let’s go where curiosity leads! Land Trust of North Alabama‘s Nature Play Camp seeks to hone children’s innate curiosity in nature and allow them the freedom to explore. Topics for this week-long day camp at Monte Sano Nature Preserve will include water critters, fossils, being nature detectives, map reading, animal adaptations, tracks, scat, the magic of trees, and more! Along with our exploration, we’ll include puzzles, crafts, games, and lots of splashing in Fagan Creek.


Tuesdays on the Trail

Head outdoors on Tuesdays in June and July to discover our area’s unique biodiversity protected by Land Trust preserves. Each summer, local experts lead children on explorations of topics including archaeology, water ecology, animal tracks, tree identification, and more! Must be a current Land Trust member at the Trailblazer (Family) level or above to register.


Forest Friends

Families with young children (ages 18 months to 5 years) can enjoy these nature discovery events designed to encourage a sense of wonder about the natural world. Through the sharing of stories and songs and the creation of art, each playful exploration engages both adults and children as we make new discoveries about the plants and animals in this beautiful forest habitat.

Event Calendar


The Land Trust can offer internship opportunities for students interested in learning more about careers in conservation or environmental education. We hope to inspire a passion for the next generation to protect natural treasures and foster continuing conservation efforts. For more information about internship opportunities, contact Tim Gels at 256-534-5263 or


Programs & Resources for Educators

Educators can partner with the Land Trust to provide students with customized hands-on education programs to match curriculum. For more information or to schedule an environmental education program for your school group, scouts, or organization, contact Tim Gels at 256-534-5263 or