Environmental Education

Encourage, Connect, Teach - Creating Stewards for our Future

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.

Want to explore nature with us? Check out our schedule of upcoming Hikes & Adventures – these free public education programs are available for adults and children. And each summer Land Trust members can join us for Tuesdays on the Trail, our member-exclusive kids environmental education series in June and July.

For more information or to schedule an environmental education program for your school group or organization, contact Rosie Spaulding at 256-534-5263 or rosie@landtrustnal.org.

Programs for Educators

Through hands-on learning, adults and children can develop an appreciation and understanding of the unique ecosystems of North Alabama and the need to conserve them. Let us know what you need. We can build a program around your specific requirements – age group, budget, or topic. Most programs are designed as outings but can be adapted for classroom activities, if desired. We offer a variety of environmental education programs, including activities for the following topics:

  • Caves and Karst Formations
  • Plants and Trees (Spring Wildflower Hikes, Fall Foliage Hikes, etc.)
  • Creatures and Critters (Amphibians, Reptiles, Insects, Bats, Fish, Birds, etc.)
  • History and Land (Huntsville history, Civil War, Native Americans)
  • Water Quality
  • Tracking and Identifying Animal Footprints
  • Just to name a few!

For more information or to schedule an environmental education program for your school group or organization, contact Rosie Spaulding at 256-534-5263 or rosie@landtrustnal.org.

Tuesdays on the Trail

Members-Only Summer Environment Education Series

Aspiring Land Stewards can join us for a member-exclusive environmental education series each summer to discover our area’s unique biodiversity protected by Land Trust preserves.

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Hikes & Adventures

Guided outdoor explorations for all ages

These FREE events offer natural beauty and exercise for the entire family! Reservation is required and space is limited to ensure quality and safety. All events are open to the public but Land Trust members enjoy priority registration for most events.

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