A Walk in the Woods, Environmental Education Compa...

A Walk in the Woods, Environmental Education Company

Welcome to A Walk in the Woods where we inspire children to enjoy the outdoors through fun and educational science programs brought to you.  Children can learn about reptiles, insects, coral reefs, Carolina wildlife, bats, sea turtles, snakes and more. Our traveling museum-based science programs include several hands-on artifacts, educational displays, a Power Point presentation and LIVE ANIMALS for touching in EVERY PROGRAM.  We make it easy for children of all ages to engage in interactive science activities.  In an indoor setting, our mobile museum classroom can be delivered to your doorstep.

Perfect for small or large groups including full grade levels.  



  3450 Hahn Blvd., Concord, NC 28025



NC Wildlife "Carolina Creatures & Features"

Program description

This live animal science program educates students on the 3 regions of North Carolina – the Coastal Plain, Piedmont and Mountains.  Students will see native LIVE ANIMALS  including terrestrial and aquatic reptiles with a selected animal for touching.  Students will also touch artifacts from each region such as animal pelts from deer, raccoon, fox, rabbit and view their tracks & skulls.  Also on exhibit is an alligator skull, bear tracks, saltwater marsh grasses, carnivorous plants and more.   This  museum-based science program includes a Power Point presentation, hands-on artifacts, interactive educational displays and live animal demonstrations.

Booking / scheduling contact

Melody Bell Wilkes



Program detail
Artistic discipline: Media, Multi-discipline, Multi-media
Cultural Origin: Other
Program type: Assembly/Performance
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Kindergarten
Subject: Science
Bilingual: No
Available dates:


Available times:


Space / technical requirements:

A classroom, gym or media center is ideal for the program and 4 tables to display items on. Access to an electrical outlet is required.


We provide outreach programs delivered to your site.

Fees / Ticketing:

We can accommodate full grade levels! Basic and deluxe programs available.  Deluxe programs bring more animals, artifacts and activity sheets for copying.  If selecting a deluxe program, please add $75 to the price listed below.

up to 25 students = $230

up to 35 students = $260

up to 45 students = $285

up to 55 students = $310

up to 65 students = $360

up to 75 students = $410

up to 100 students = $485

Please add $3.50 per student over 100


NC Standard Course of Study:

SL2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. Our programs focus on a multi-sensory and multi-step approach to learning. All programs have a slide presentation, hands-on artifacts, interactive educational displays and live animal demonstrations. There are live hands-on animals in every program. SL5 Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations. Programs include colorful images to explain science concepts via slides, posters, charts and diagrams. Also on display are a large variety of hands-on common and uncommon artifacts (some rare and endangered) for students to compare texture, color, shape and form. SL6 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. During the presentation, students are provided with new vocabulary pertaining to the science topic. SL3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric. Periodically throughout the presentation, students are encouraged to ask questions.

NC Essential Standards:

1.L.1 Understand characteristics of various environments and behaviors of humans that enable plants and animals to survive. 1.L.1.2 Give examples of how the needs of different plants and animals can be met by their environments in North Carolina or different places throughout the world. Comparison is made of the types of plants and animals found in North Carolina environments and how they differ from one region to another. 3.L.2 Understand how plants survive in their environments. 3.L.2.2. Explain how environmental conditions determine how well plants survive and grow. Plants found in saltwater marshes are tough to withstand muck, marl and salt. Hands-on dried marsh plant specimen are provided for students to see and touch. Carnivorous plants such as Venus fly-traps and pitcher plants live in poor nutrient soils and obtain their nourishment from the insects they trap. A hands-on cross-section of a pitcher plant is provided for students to examine insect exoskeleton remains with a hand-held magnifying glass. 5.L.2 Understand the interdependence of plants and animals with their ecosystem. 5.L.2.1 Compare the characteristics of several common ecosystems, including estuaries and salt marshes, oceans, lakes and ponds, forests and grasslands. This program discusses a variety of habitats found throughout the state of North Carolina with examples of the plants and animals that live there. Main habitats discussed are offshore reefs, saltwater marshes, freshwater ecosystems, sandhill community, forests and mountain regions. Hands-on artifacts representing various animals and/or plants living in those North Carolina environments are displayed. Live animal demonstrations include native snakes, a freshwater turtle and North Carolina’s state reptile, an Eastern box turtle.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Cancellation Policy

Notification is needed as soon as possible and we will reschedule the program as calendar permits. A cancellation fee is due if cancelled within a 2 week period from the program date. The cancellation fee is $75.