Environmental Education Programs

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Custom Environmental Education Programs

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Little Explorers



Little Explorers is a way for children ages 2-6 (and their parent/guardian) to explore a local Iredell County park. Nature educators will guide children to notice plants and animals, with a hands-on approach to teaching environmental education. Walks are child-directed and open-ended. Children learn through questions, observation, and play. Groups move slowly through the park, stopping often. In this way, children have time to notice and learn about the plants and animals around them. 

Each session is $10, and includes 3 park visits. The Fall session will meet once per month, September-November.



Little Explorers

Pre-registration required and is available online. Spaces are limited!


The Fall 2021 Session will be as follows:

September 1 (Wednesday): 9 - 10am

  • Statesville Greenway - Fourth Creek Trailhead 2448 E Broad St, Statesville, NC 28625

October 6 (Wednesday): 9 - 10am

  • Jennings Park - 141 Deitz Rd, Statesville, NC 28625

November 3 (Wednesday): 9 - 10am

  • Bellingham Park - 1600 Bellingham Dr. Mooresville, NC 228625


Walks last approximately 60 minutes. Content is geared for children ages 2-6.

(Siblings under 2 also welcome at no charge. Please keep older siblings at home.) 

All children and adults will need to be able to follow these guidelines to participate in a walk:

  • Children ages 2-6 can participate and must register in advance (younger siblings may attend with a registered child). Children and adults must provide their name, parent email, and phone number during registration.
  • Group sizes are limited. 
  • Only one adult per child can attend.
  • Physical distancing is recommended. It is recommended to stay 6' feet apart from people not living in the same household. 
  • A waiver is required and must be completed for every participant prior to the day of the program, signed online by the parent/guardian during registration. (A waiver covers the parent and child attending)
  • Follow general sanitation guidelines. Please have all participants wash or sanitize hands when they arrive, after using the bathroom, and at the end of the walk. Cover your coughs and sneezes. Stay home if you are ill. 
  • Our staff will email everyone who is signed up the day before the walk with important reminders for the walk. 

Registration Information

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Account Creation:

  • Parents will need to create a (free) user account/profile in our CivicRec system prior to being able to submit your child’s registration. Adults will be the primary account holder/creator. Once the account is created by the parent/guardian, children or other family members can be added as family members to the account (individual profiles). Emergency contact information is required for all users/family members.
  • You must have your child listed as a family member in your account, in order to register them for a program. Once your child is added to your account, you may select the program or activity from the catalog, and proceed through the registration process.

Be sure to get a receipt/confirmation for your registration!

Programs may be cancelled due to weather, low enrollment, changes in safety guidelines or other unforeseen circumstances. Refunds will be given for programs cancelled by Iredell County Parks & Recreation.