Educational Adventures Class List

All of our Educational Adventures (EA) classes correlate to the NC Essential Standards and the Common Core Standards. Please note the recommended grade levels when choosing from the following classes:

K – 2nd Grade

3rd Grade – 5th Grade

6th Grade – 8th Grade

9th Grade – 12th Grade

HIKE AND SEEK

Grades: K – 12th

Experience the ecology of the US National Whitewater Center with a guided hike on our trails. Students will explore our native plants and wildlife, how they depend on each other, and what they need to survive.

Duration: This class takes approximately 1.5 hours

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TREE AGENTS

Grades: K – 5th

Students will explore the US National Whitewater Center’s forest and learn how to be “Tree Agents” by identifying different species of trees, as well as exploring wildlife that depend on trees.

Duration: This class takes approximately 1.5 hours.

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TEAM BUILDING

Grades: K – 2nd

During this experience, students will be broken into smaller groups that will engage in team building games and initiatives on our low ropes course. This physically and mentally challenging experience will push students to work as a team while solving problems as a group. Instructors will start out by giving each team basic instructions and guidance; then it is up to the group to complete the initiative. In order to make this program successful for K-2 groups need a 1-3 adult to child ratio.

Duration: This class takes approximately 1.5 hours.

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ZIPLINE ENGINEERING

Grades 3rd-8th

Students will learn about the physics behind zip lining including how factors such as gravity, friction, and change in mass affect the motion of an object. They will then use engineering principles to design and test their own mini zip line made from everyday items. Students will be given various challenges to test their newfound zipline engineering skills.

Duration: This class takes approximately 1.5 hours.

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HUMAN IMPACTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT

Grades: 3rd – 12th

Students will investigate the impacts humans have on our planet through inquiry and experimentation. Students will learn about the natural world around them and how they can take ownership and make a positive impact on their environment.

Duration: This class takes approximately 1.5 hours.

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TREE IDENTIFICATION

Grades 6-12

Students will be introduced to tree identification while hiking the US National Whitewater Center’s forest. Participants will identify different species of trees and explore the native wildlife that depend on trees.

Duration: This class takes approximately 1 hour.

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TEAM BUILDING

Grades: 3rd – 12th

During this experience, students will be broken into smaller groups that will engage in team building games and initiatives on our low ropes course. This physically and mentally challenging experience will push students to work as a team while solving problems as a group. Instructors will start out by giving each team basic instructions and guidance; then it is up to the group to complete the initiative.

Duration: This class takes approximately 1.5 hours.

U.S. National Whitewater Center | 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway | Charlotte, NC 28214 | 704.391.3900 | info@usnwc.org