Environmental Education

Community Programs

We offer a variety of public programs throughout the year for all ages. Some of our regular programs include:

  • Muddy Boots - an outdoor adventure for ages 2 - 5
  • Explore the Urban Wild - a free drop-in program to explore the natural wonders in our local parks
  • Astronomy Series - a free program for the whole family to explore the night sky.
  • Botany Bar Crawl - environmental education for adults where we will learn about that plants that create some of our favorite beverages.
Children participating in Environmental Education kayaking

For a list of upcoming programs pick up a copy of the Play More Guide at any facility, the administrative office or view it online.

Requested Programs

The Outdoor Recreation Unit can create a program to fit your environmental education needs. Whether you’re looking for a program to meet a homeschool science requirement, a paddle program for a badge, or an outdoor education birthday party we will work with you to create a memorable experience. We also offer a variety of field trip opportunities at a number of locations throughout Durham.

Our innovative youth and homeschool programs will ensure your group has an enjoyable experience whatever the objective.


We offer a week-long Adventure Camp for kids ages 9-13, where they will experience overnight camp-outs, caving and paddling. We also offer West Point on the Eno Adventures, a week-long camp for ages 9-13 that will spend the morning at West Point on the Eno, and the afternoon exploring natural wonders around the Triangle. In addition, we have the environmental education-based Eno Discovery Camps at West Point on the Eno Park, which serves youth ages 6-12.

For camps looking for field trips that offer the outdoor experience, we offer sailing and paddling programs, low and high ropes course programs, map and compass courses and much more. Visit our Summer Camp page to learn more.

For more information about Environmental Education Programs, email Ryan Sailstad or call 919-560-4405.