Environmental Education

It’s important for all of us to understand why nature matters!

We encourage everyone to be inspired by and to learn from nature! We connect people to nature to benefit society and our amazing ecosystems. We teach new generations of caretakers about forests, protecting fresh water, and wildlife habitat. It’s important for all of us to understand why nature matters and how we all can work together to preserve North Alabama’s great natural places.

Programs for Kids

Want to explore nature with us? Each summer Land Trust members can join us for Tuesdays on the Trail, our member-exclusive kids environmental education series held in June and July. Young children (ages 18 months to 5 years) can become Forest Friends by joining our series of nature discovery events specially designed for little ones. Through the sharing of stories and songs and the creation of art, our playful exploration we inspire a sense of wonder about the natural world and a friendly respectful connection to nature.

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Programs for Adults

There’s always more to learn about the environment around us. Check out our schedule of upcoming Hikes & Adventures – these free public education programs are available for all ages. Throughout the year, the Land Trust will host guest speakers to provide insight on a variety of environmental education topics. You can watch past editions of our virtual speaker series on our YouTube or Facebook.

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Programs 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 timg@landtrustnal.org.

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Family Activities

Nature is full of opportunities to learn and explore new ideas. We’ve compiled a list of activities for parents and kids to enjoy together while learning something new. We can’t wait to see what you discover!

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Nature Discovery Center

Land Trust of North Alabama is excited to explore the possibility of creating a Nature Discovery Center. The vision is to provide an approachable, inviting place for people of all ages and abilities to learn about our natural surroundings so they can better understand why conservation of our natural places is so important.

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Internship Programs

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 timg@landtrustnal.org.

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