Allison Woods Outdoor Learning Center (Statesville, NC)

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  • Organization Name:Allison Woods Outdoor Learning Center
  • Address:PO Box 211
    2106 Turnersburg Highway
    Statesville, NC 28687-0211
    United States

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of The Allison Woods Outdoor Learning Center is to promote education through the use of land and water as an outdoor classroom offering a STEM-based curriculum to children of all walks of life.

  • Overview:
  • Allison Woods Outdoor Learning Center is nestled within 1000 acres of Allison Woods. The unique diversity of habitats found onsite offers visitors of all ages many ways to experience the connections between people and the environment. Our school programs are designed for ages 6 and up can be scheduled year round and are conducted by qualified educators. All programs are site-based and hands-on using experiential learning to help students make a personal connection with the environment. Programs vary in length from 1-4 hours and are priced per child. These lessons are designed to examine the links and relationships that occur in natural communities and highlight the importance of each organism in sustaining them both. These lessons take a unique approach to examining the importance of natural systems in our lives. They can take students back through time to examine lifestyle changes and how they influence the local landscape and way of thinking about the natural world. At the Allison Woods Outdoor Learning Center, educational programming goes beyond curricula normally associated with a nature center. With a rich local history of Native American use, early settler development, agriculture and ecological diversity, this facility has a remarkable scope of elements readily at hand for diverse and current programs. Partnering with local schools from North Carolina has been a longstanding accomplishment of the Allison Woods Outdoor Learning Center. We have served more than 2000 students per year with our educational programs. We offer programs to deepen content knowledge while engaging them in the natural world of the Piedmont of North Carolina. Programs are held both indoors and outside in Allison Woods. Our programs are designed to be fun and educational including hands-on activities. By encouraging youth involvement with our Outdoor Learning Center, it is the hope of the Allison Woods Board of Directors, staff and volunteers that young people will develop a sense of their place in the environment and become good stewards of the community around them. Our aim is to provide a research and learning experience for all students that uses hands-on, outdoor activities to promote all aspects of STEM-based education.

  • History:
  • First opening its doors to the community in 1992, the Allison Woods Outdoor Learning Center, (formerly known as Allison Woods Foundation), was conceived to encourage hands-on learning about the environment. Immediately accessible are several lakes, streams, forests, trails and the wondrous variety of both plant and animal life. The 19-acre lake has controlled access and records of surrounding land use and lake history to support physical research of it, the riparian zone, and surrounding forest. Recognized in 1995 as "A Site of Regional Importance" for its rich variety and high integrity of plant communities found in its hardwood forests and bottomlands on the South Yadkin River, Allison Woods had the first mitigated wetlands in the Northern Piedmont and the first hydroelectric facility in Iredell County, North Carolina.

  • Year established:1992
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)

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