Free hands-on environmental education programs
for underrepresented populations in WNC.
Our community outreach program, The Pisgah Explorers Club, offers youth environmental education programs, free of charge, to underrepresented populations in WNC who do not have access to it. We partner with nonprofits and recreation centers in Henderson, Transylvania, and Buncombe counties to deliver an enriching hands on experience in addition to their regular curriculum in an after school, summer camp, and day-use facility atmosphere. With a focus on the ecology of southern Appalachia, our activities are designed to inspire strategies for protecting our natural world and generate positive attitudes toward the outdoors.
The Populations We Serve
Pisgah Explorers Club partners with local nonprofits serving youth and adults with barriers to environmental and outdoor education programs. We strive to create a community and culture where this curriculum is available to all. We receive grant funding from the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation and our learning results are measured through various forms of evaluation.
Below is a list of basic list of criteria for receiving services from Pisgah Explorers Club. The barriers to environmental and outdoor education vary and we understand that every circumstance is different. If you feel that your group could use these services and does not fall under one of these categories, please don’t hesitate to call us to discuss the possibilities.
- Organizations, day schools, and after school programs enrolled in child care subsidy program.
- Nonprofits, camps, after school programs, or other organizations working with subsidy based youth
- Nonprofits, camps, after school programs, or other organizations who offer care to youth living in shelters
- Nonprofits, camps, after school programs, or other organizations working in communities of color
- Nonprofits or organizations who provide programming for people with different physical and mental abilities
- Domestic and sexual violence prevention education groups
- LGBTQ empowerment groups
- Women and girls empowerment groups
Interested in partnership opportunities? Click ‘Partner With Us’ below and submit a contact form.
To enhance the outdoor experiences our youth have, we welcome donations in monetary form, in-kind services, or material donation.
We couldn’t do it without the support from our community!