TURTLE DOGS...BIRDS OF PREY
OWL PELLETS...GEM SLUICING...SURVIVAL SCIENCE...
ROCKS, FOSSILS, SHARK'S TEETH...500+ YEAR OLD TREES
SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS....SCAVENGER HUNTS...AQUAPONICS
ANIMAL HABITATS AND TRACKS
VIEW THE 3 GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS OF NC IN ONE "ECOWALK"
Our most POPULAR programs...
OLC Turtle Dogs (as seen on Animal Planet Dogs 101)
Birds of Prey & Owl Pellet Discoveries
Earth, Rocks & Minerals & Gem Sluicing
Lake Portal/Aquatic Discoveries
We have programs for Kindergarten-College.
We are not your normal field trip provider. We don’t expect you to conform to our “canned programs”.
Would you like to have your students get an up-close and personal experience with the natural world?
You and your fellow teachers choose which of our programs best suit your current curriculum…whether it’s ecosystems, geology, forces and motion, animal adaptations…there is something for everyone! We would like to be an extension of your classroom. Tell us what your targeted needs are and we will work with you to expose students to those particular areas.
Allison Woods Outdoor Learning Center (AWOLC) programs feature grade-specific hands-on/minds-on experiences in natural, physical and earth sciences. All AWOLC programs are designed to further students understanding of the Nature of Science.
For only $8 per student they will experience 3 “mini-field trips” during their day at Allison Woods Outdoor Learning Center in Statesville, NC.
Students $8.00/each (bus drivers, parents, chaperones, teachers - No Charge)
Programs at your school $7.00
Assembly programs - call for pricing
Winter Special - If you book a field trip at Allison Woods during the fall or spring, you receive a discount on your "in-school" field trip (2 programs) during November-March. Cost - $6.00-Iredell County/$7.00-Bordering counties.
Rain - In the event of rain, we usually will continue as long as it is just a drizzle. If you prefer, we can continue the field trip at your site using the "In-School" Program list or take advantage of your reschedule date.
Cancellation Policy - If you find that you are unable to continue with your requested field trip date to our facility for a reason OTHER THAN INCLEMENT WEATHER, please contact us 72 hours prior to the scheduled date. Our team starts preparing the site for your visit three days prior to arrival. IF you do not cancel your field trip in time for our team to schedule something else in its place, you will be billed for 1/2 of the visit. This will help us cover some of the materials and supplies that may have been preordered for your visit. We do encourage rescheduling IF at all possible or allowing us to come to you!
PAYMENT - All payments are due in full when your group arrives at AW Outdoor Learning Center (or when our staff arrives to deliver a program to your group) unless prior arrangements have been made for invoicing.
Please make checks payable to: Allison Woods OLC
248 Allison's Woods Drive, Statesville, NC 28625
*payment may also be made via the PayPal link on this website.
SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS - We want to be an extension of your classroom....let us know what you are studying and allow us to design a program to fit your needs...or if you would rather provide a "TEACHER LED PROGRAM" and use our site to teach your own program at our site...please feel free to email our team or give us a call!
SINGLE PROGRAM-FIELD RESEARCH - An option for smaller groups of grades 6 through college, clubs and organizations that would like a more intensive field research and data collection experience. (water quality, turtle conservation programs in conjunction with Lake Portal/Eco Walk/Turtle Dogs)