Resources for Teachers CFF and WSE

Name Contact/Website/Email Brief Explanation Grade Level Type
Airlie Gardens Matthew Collogan,
Environmental Education
Program Manager
Fax 910-256-5367
300 Airlie Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
Airlie Gardens offers programs for third and eighth grade students that are curriculum-based and include pre-visit, on-site and post-visit activities. Third grade students have the opportunity to explore topics in plant biology, plant adaptations, seed dispersal and visit Airlie's carnivorous plant collections. They will also discover decomposers and soil properties while digging in Airlie Woods. Eighth grade students explore topics such as water quality, estuarine systems, wetland ecology, indicator species and resource conservation. They will perform water sampling, macro invertebrate sampling, marsh collections and plankton studies. K-12 Field Trips
Battleship North Carolina Heather Loftin
Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations and Filming
Promotions Director
910-251-5797 X3004

Shelly Robinson
School Group Reservations
910-251-5797 x-3001

#1 Battleship Road
Wilmington, NC 28401
The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA Teacher Resources offers you information and helpful hints on bringing your class to the ship, lesson plans, oral histories, and activities. K-12 Field Trips
Cape Fear Museum Ruth Haas
Executive Director
814 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
The museum offers a variety of programs for schools including field trips, outreach visits to schools and special kits to help integrate science and social studies. Field Trip Fees
$2 per student for New Hanover County schools
$5 per student for non-New Hanover County schools Outreach Fees
$4 per student for New Hanover County schools
$5 per student for non-New Hanover County schools
Bookings outside New Hanover Co. are subject to additional mileage fee. Museum Kit Fees
$10 per week for New Hanover County schools
$15 per week for non-New Hanover County schools
K-8 Field Trips, Outreach, PD, Kits
Cape Fear River Watch Kemp Burdette
Riverkeeper/ Executive Director
617 Surry Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Cape Fear River Watch has been working to protect and improve the water quality of the Cape Fear River Basin since 1993. In addition to supporting the work of the Cape Fear Riverkeeper as a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, CFRW offers a variety of Environmental Education, Action and Advocacy programs for all residents of the Cape Fear River watershed. River Watch has developed a wide-ranging environmental education curriculum at its Greenfield Lake facility. Three or more 60-90 minute lessons, taught by a professional naturalist, can be strung together for an exciting introduction to the wetlands environment that children (and teachers) will long remember. K-12 Curriculum, Field Trips, Classroom presentations, online resources
Cape Fear Serpentarium Dean Ripa
20 Orange Street
Wilmington, NC 28403
The Serpentarium offers a close up look at the care and study of reptiles. The Serpentarium is open from 11AM to 5PM on weekdays, 11AM to 6PM Saturdays and Sundays. All tickets are $8.00. K-12 Field Trips
Carolina Beach State Park Carla Edwards
1010 State Park Road
PO Box 475
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
With a marina providing access to some of North Carolina's best fishing spots, a secluded camping area beneath towering trees, and miles of hiking trails that traverse a variety of distinct habitats--not to mention the presence of the Venus flytrap, one of the world's most unique carnivorous plants--it's no wonder Carolina Beach State Park is a popular coastal attraction. Located in an area steeped in both history and natural diversity, the park includes a visitor's center with exhibits depicting the wonders of its environment. Visit Carolina Beach State Park to relax, enjoy nature or embark on an eye-opening adventure. K-12 Field Trips, PD
Children's Museum of Wilmington Rick Lawson
Executive Director
116 Orange St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
The Children's Museum offers children ages 1-10 the opportunity to explore and better understand the arts, sciences, culture and more through engaging exhibits and programs. K-5 Places to Visit
City of Wilmington Stormwater Services- Enviroscape program Jennifer Butler, CEE
Stormwater Education Program Coordinator
City of Wilmington, Stormwater
209 Coleman Drive
Wilmington, NC 28412
910.341.0099 fax
Stormwater Services, in cooperation with Cape Fear River Watch and New Hanover Soil & Water Conservation District, give Enviroscape watershed presentations to all 8th grade science classes in New Hanover County Schools. The presentation is integrated into the 8th grade science curriculum and meets the the Essential Standard and several objectives for the study of the hydrosphere. In addition, the general website has many educational brochures and videos about stormwater and water pollution for students, teachers, and the public to explore. 8th grade In-Class Presentations
Club Invention
3701 Highland Park NW
North Canton, Ohio 44720
The Club Invention after school program comprises five to eight sessions of 1-1½ hours that delve into one exciting thematic module. Immersed in hands-on imaginative play, children develop vital 21st century learning skills such as problem solving and teamwork through open-ended discovery. K-8 After School
Continental Math League
Box 2196
St. James, NY 11780
Offers math and science clubs and contests as a supplement to school programs. 4-12 After School, Contests
Duke TIP Program Duke University Talent Identification Program
Emily Swartzlander
Public Relations
(919) 668-9153
Offers a wide array of programs and services to help gifted students reach their potential. 4-12 Summer Camps
Ecological Marine Adventures 704-578-3505
EMA is a Marine Education Center that specializes in hands-on, in the field education adventures for children. K-12 Curriculum, Field Trips, Classroom Presentations
First Lego League Introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society. 4-8 After School
Halyburton Park Andy Fairbanks
4099 S. 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28412
Environmental based field trips and programs K-8 Field Trips
How Things Work Fair Ogden Elementary School
910-686-6464 3637 Middle Sound Loop Road
Wilmington NC, 28411
On Free Enterprise Day in June, Ogden Elementary holds a fair to promote and encourage scientific inquiry. Students are encouraged to choose a topic and develop a display to show "how something works". For schools that may want to develop a similar program, helpful websites include:,,, K-5 Contests, Special Events
Ingram Planetarium Allison Smith
Educational Services Coordinator
910-579-1016 x-4

Dottie David-Wilson
Executive Director
Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc.

7625 High Market Street
Sunset Beach, NC 28468
Sky Theater programs, laser music shows, and other activities about astronomy, science, and space exploration. Paul Dennis Science Hall has hands-on science and astronomy activities K-6 Field Trips
Junior Achievement Erin McNally
Executive Director
217 North 5th Ave., Suite 101
Wilmington, NC 28401
Junior Achievement (JA) helps students see the relevancy between what they are learning in the classroom and how it relates to life outside of the classroom. JA offers hands-on, experiential programs that teach the key concepts of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. K-12 Outreach, Classroom Programs
Moores Creek National Battlefield 40 Patriots Hall Drive
Currie, NC 28435 910-283-5591
The National Park Service manages Moores Creek National Battlefield as a historical site, encompassing 87.75 acres in rural Pender County. Although the main focus of the park is to learn about the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge and life in colonial North Carolina, there are significant opportunities for environmental education. K-12 Field Trips
Museum of Coastal Carolina Allison Smith
Educational Services Coordinator
910-579-1016 x4
21 East Second Street
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
The museum's mission is to stimulate the general public's interest and understanding of the natural science, environment, and cultural history of the coastal region of the Carolinas, as well as a broader understanding of our earth, our solar system, and our universe, by providing quality educational features for both the public and school students through activities and exhibits. K-12 Curriculum, Field Trips
National Geographic Bee 202-828-6659
1145 17th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Academic competition in geography.Principals of schools in the U.S. with any of the grades four through eight are eligible to register their schools to receive contest materials for a school-level Bee. 4-8 Contests
National Math Bee School and Customer Support

Dr. S. David Vaillancourt
National Math Bee Chairman 1530 Villa Capri Circle #309, Odessa, FL 33556
Fun competition designed to help students achieve high levels of speed and accuracy with their math skills 1-6 Contests
New Hanover County Arboretum Diana Rashash
Area Specialized Agent
Natural Resources - Environmental Education

Al Hight

6206 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
Offers a variety of activities focused on environmental education and horticulture. K-12 Field Trips
New Hanover County Soil and Water Conservation District Amy Long
Education Coordinator
(910) 798-6032
230 Government Center Drive
Suite 100
Wilmington, N.C. 28403
NHSWCD offers numerous education opportunities ranging from school to community based programs including educational outreach activities, teacher workshops, contests etc. all focusing on environmental education. NHSWCD has Certified Environmental Educators on staff. K-12 Outreach, PD
NHCS- Math Elizabeth Murray
Math Fair
Math Olympiad
K-12 After School, Contests
NHCS-Science Kim Bierstedt
K-12 Science Leadership Teacher
Science Fair
Ocean Bowl
K-12 After School, Contests
NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher 910-458-7468
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
The aquarium offers a variety of field trips, special educational programs to accompany field trips, as well as outreach programs that come to schools. K-12 Field Trips, Outreach
NC Biotechnology Center Amy Black
Bill Schy
Teacher Biotech summer training, and the free K-12 curriculum and pamphlets K-12 Teacher Resources
NC Forestry Association 919-834-3943
1600 Glenwood Ave, Ste. 1
Raleigh, NC 27608
The NCFA, the state's oldest conservation organization, was established in 1911. Today it is a private, nonprofit partnership concerned about the long-term health and productivity of the state's forest resources. K-12 Online Resources
North Carolina Science Festival Jonathan Frederick
250 East Franklin Street
Campus Box 3480
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
The North Carolina Science Festival is a multi-day celebration showcasing science and technology. The Festival highlights the educational, cultural and financial impact of science in our state. Through hands-on activities, science talks, lab tours, nature experiences, exhibits and performances, the Festival engages a wide range of public audiences while inspiring future generations.

The North Carolina Science Festival and others like it offer an opportunity to celebrate science in fun and welcoming settings. This Festival provides the opportunity to cultivate a positive environment that encourages children to pursue science-related careers and encourages businesses to invest in North Carolina.
K-12 Collaborative Initiatives
NC State Parks N.C. Division of Parks & Recreation
1615 MSC
Raleigh N.C. 27699-1615
Children gain an appreciation of North Carolina's cultural and natural heritage and learn about careers in natural resources. K-12 Online Resources, Professional Development
Odyssey of the Mind Carolyn Braly
Coastal Region
Northside HS & Jacksonville Commons MS
365 Commons Drive South
Jacksonville, NC
An international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. K-12 After School
Old River Farms Dean Lanier
8711 Old River Rd.
Burgaw, NC
Educational field trips integrating standards into hands-in learning. K-5 Field Trips
Poplar Grove Plantation Jeanne Walker
Public Relations

Nancy Simon
910.686.9518 x 24

10200 US Highway 17 N.
Wilmington, NC 28411
Offers a few different programs highlighting how life has changed over the last 150 years. Highlights include technologies then and now. K-3 Field Trips
Progress Energy Visitors Center 910-457-6041
8520 River Road, (Highway 87)
Southport, NC
Hands on & visual presentations of over 30 energy related exhibits covering production of electricity, electrical safety, alternative energy sources and energy conservation. Admission is free. K-8 Field Trips
Project Lead the Way Brian Moye
Technology Education Consultant
21 Corporate Dr, Ste 105
Clifton Park, NY 12065-8463
Toll Free: 877-335-PLTW (7589)
Local: 518-877-6491
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs used in middle and high schools across the U.S.
Currently being implemented at Shallotte Middle School.
6-12 Curriculum
Project Wild Mike Campbell
Coastal Outreach Educator
NC Wildlife Resources Commission
P.O. Box 14170
New Bern, NC 28561
Curriculum for habitats and wildlife. See calendar for programs in North Carolina. K-12 Field Trips, PD
ROCAME Brunswick County Schools

Columbus County Schools

New Hanover County Schools
Pender County Schools
Representatives from industry and education organized ROCAME in 1979. Its purpose is to establish a sound foundation for a viable and accountable program to encourage minority youths to enter the fields of engineering, math, science and technology. The organization exists in middle and high schools throughout the area. Scholarships are offered to seniors who plan to major in engineering, math, science or technology and are members of ROCAME. One of ROCAME's major events is the annual engineering, science, math and technology Jamboree. 6-12 After School
Science Fair Mr. Christoper Gordon
Assistant Director
Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
The Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics proudly sponsors the Southeast Regional Science Fair with support from the Chancellor's Office at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. 3-12 STEM Competition
Science Olympiad Wilmington Regional Competition (Middle and High School) Dr. Dennis Kubasko
Regional Co-Director
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

Ms. Kim Bierstedt
Regional Co-Director
North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) is a nonprofit organization with the mission to attract and retain the pool of K-12 students entering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees and careers in North Carolina. Every year NCSO hosts its regional tournaments on the University of North Carolina Wilmington's campus. These tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of different hands-on, interactive, challenging and inquiry-based events that are well balanced between the various disciplines of biology, earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, engineering and technology. 6-12 STEM Competition
Science Olympiad Wilmington Regional Competition (Elementary School) Ms. Beth Brampton
Regional Co-Director
Science Resource Teacher
Gregory School of Science, Mathematics and Technology

Ms. Kim Bierstedt
Regional Co-Director
Science K-12 Lead Resource Specialist
New Hanover County Schools
North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) is a nonprofit organization with the mission to attract and retain the pool of K-12 students entering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees and careers in North Carolina. Every year NCSO hosts its regional tournaments on the University of North Carolina Wilmington's campus. These tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of different hands-on, interactive, challenging and inquiry-based events that are well balanced between the various disciplines of biology, earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, engineering and technology. 3-6 STEM Competition
Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Center Jean Beasley
Executive Director P.O. Box 3012
822 Carolina Blvd
Topsail Beach, NC 28455
Experiential learning site for students of biology, wildlife conservation and/or veterinary medicine. 3-12 Field Trips
Siemens Change the World Challenge
170 Wood Ave South
Iselin, NJ 08830
Competition designed to engage students in conducting research and participating in "real world" science education. Annual contest also encourages participants to utilize their creativity and become involved in their community. K-12 Contests
Technology Loan Program (at UNCW Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Dr. Dennis Kubasko

Christopher Gordon
Assistant Director
Teachers, take a look at our newly updated list of materials that we offer through our FREE Technology Loan Program! This list includes the $10,000 worth of equipment we recently obtained through a Vernier grant! If you do not see what you are looking for, call us. We may be able to help you find what you need. We have an Excel list of the materials and a PDF file of materials. K-16 Resources
Toshiba's Exploravision 1-800-EXPLOR9
Facebook Page
Science competition presented by Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) K-12 Competition
UNCW Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Dennis Kubasko

Christopher Gordon
Assistant Director
The Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (CESTEM) as a unit of the University of North Carolina Wilmington assists in fulfilling the University's mission to encourage public access to its educational programs and its commitment to regional service. CESTEM shares the mission of NC-MSEN to improve the quality of pre-college science and mathematics education in the schools of North Carolina through programs designed for in-service and pre-service teachers as well as students. K-12 PD, Student Competitions, Resources
UNCW EDN/EVS Departments: Methods of Teaching Coastal Science Dr. Jeff Hill
Department Environmental Studies, UNCW
Friday Hall 2067
Campus Box 5949
601 S. College Road Wilmington, NC 28403
2 credit hour hands-on survey of the fundamental principles and practices in coastal science education. The course offers a variety of local Cape Fear coastal environmental education instruction and field experiences providing skills, curriculum materials, practical classroom applications, and professional development in formal science education and nonformal environmental education. Instruction includes participation in a series of locally coastal-themed, curriculum-oriented workshops that emphasize teaching about marine and estuarine life, coastal stewardship, and personal action in our Cape Fear region. Post-grad credit/ Teachers Course/ Certification
UNCW MarineQuest Jeremy Burnett
School programs for all ages, from pre-school through pre-college. Lessons and activities are designed to make the learning process fun and engaging and many are based on the research of UNCW scientists. Field or classroom based lessons based on national education standards and UNCW faculty research K-12 Field Trips, Outreach
Watson School of Education, Web-based Resources - Math WSE First Years of Teaching Support Program
  • explores math through interactive games that range in difficulty from easy to super brain! Students play soccer or football, race cars and build pyramids!
  • The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives sponsored by Utah State University is n interactive site that provides resources for students and teachers Pre-K to 12th grade!
  • Khan Academy prides itself on being a free classroom for the world! The site contains over 1800 videos divided by topic. Videos can be found for several subject areas, but are most plentiful for a wide range of math courses.
K-12 Learning Resources
Watson School of Education, Web-based Resources - Science WSE First Years of Teaching Support Program
  • is a virtual courseware project that "produces interactive, online simulations for the life science laboratory or for earth science field studies." It includes activities for earth and environmental science, geology and biology. Check out Earthquake!
  • Field Trip Earth is a project of the North Carolina Zoological Society. It serves as a global resource for students and educators highlighting several conservation projects, such as the plight of Atlantic sea turtles and Midwest Falcons. The site contains educator resources, full length articles, discussion boards, and much more!
  • Ology is a site sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History. Students have access to pictures, book lists, online quizzes, games, and much more!
  • The Virtual Body website provides a virtual map of the human brain, skeleton, human heart, and digestive tract! The site is narrated in both English and Spanish, contains detailed diagrams and interactive games!
  • The Interactive Periodic Table of Elements allows you to view data, properties, orbitals and isotopes. When choosing an element, students can read about it, view videos and photos, as well as listen to podcasts.
  • X-Stream Science is a website dedicated to science, technology, education and math sponsored by a partnership between the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation and WUWF Public Media. The site contains a series of instructional videos and lessons.
K-12 Learning Resources