School and Community Programs

Trust programs offer an up-close and very personal encounter with some of this region’s most important, curious and amazing inhabitants. Students will learn about the rich biodiversity that makes western North Carolina so special. Forging this connection to the regions’ animals will help foster understanding, which will then lead to the future stewardship to protect these most important natural resources.

Balsam Mountain Trust delivers programming to groups of all sizes and ages including schools, camps, libraries and more! The Trust offers both outreach programming at your facility as well as field trips to Balsam Mountain Preserve. Please note: animal encounters will be based on animal availability on that date. We reserve the right to change animals attending a program (if agreed upon) at any point prior to the event in the best interests of our animals should something arise. 


Field Trips



Discovery Boxes