Allison Woods Outdoor Learning Center, Inc.

Allison's Woods Drive, Statesville, NC


  Reconnecting Children with Nature

Allison Woods Outdoor Learning Center

Reconnecting Children With Nature!

           UPCOMING     ADVENTURES!!     


February 8th- Become Wildlife Detectives with us at the Harmony Library at 4:00pm! 

February 14th- Join us at Aqua-Sprouts from 6-7pm at the Iredell County Extension Center!


March 4th- Join us at the Main Library at 4:00pm for Earth, Rocks, and Fossils!

March 11th- Allison Woods Homeschool Days! 10am-2pm

Turtle Dogs, Birds of Prey (Ruby, The Eastern screech Owl), and Wildlife Detective! Register Here

March 14th- Aqua-Sprouts Meeting at Allison Woods OLC 6-7pm

March 23rd- Girl Scout Badge Program 10am-Noon

Eco Learner (Daisy)

March 28th- Project CATCH More Information Here


April 6th- Girl Scout Badge Program

10am-Noon & 1pm-3pm

Citizen Scientist (Brownie) Part 1&2

April 13th- Turtle Dogs at the Greensboro Science Museum

April 22-25: Spring Break Camp! For more information Click here!


May 4th- Girl Scout Badge Program 10-12 and 1-3

Flowers (Juniors) Part 1&2

May 6th- Harmony Library 4pm, Tracks and Fur!

May 8th- Homeschool Day! 10am-2pm 

Ecology Theme: 

Lake Portal, Eco Walk, Hydro/Aqua Ponics

May 16th- Girl Scout Badge Program 10-12

Outdoor Art Apprentice (Cadette)


June 12th- Wednesday Fun Day! 5-8 Year Olds 

June 17-21- Summer Camp 5-8 Year Olds

June 26th- Wednesday Fun Day 9-13  Year Olds

Want to Register for a visit or Have Questions?

Call 704-873-5976 or Email

The teachers we work with are amazing! They have awesome ideas to correlate our Classroom in the Forest to their own classrooms at school! We recently had the opportunity to integrate science and language arts in a very unique way! After reading "Hatchet" by Gary Paulson, it was a local teachers wish to make a connection from the book to real life! From this, Wilderness Science has been created for students to learn about what to do if they ever get lost in the woods!

One of the best things about our Animal Educators is they get asked to go many places to assist their handlers in educating about our environment. The Turtle Dogs were asked to give a presentation at Anne Springs Close Greenway (located in Fort Mill, SC) in December. The Turtle Dogs did a wonderful job educating the public on turtles, indicator species, turtle shells, and much more. Since the turtle discovery hike was rained out, we did a small scale turtle find in the classroom. Possum and Snapper were in attendance, they did wonderful! We can not wait until our next adventure! 
Photo Credit: Paul Nisely

The World Falconry Day Celebration held on November 17th, was a huge success thanks to the North Carolina Falconers Guild and the North American Falconers Association! The public was able to view over 5 different species of Raptors and see them up close with their falconers! Ruby, one of the Allison Woods Animal Educators, was there to visit with everyone and teach about Birds of Prey! Some pictures from the event are shown below. You can find more pictures and information on World Falconry Day and our Celebration on the "World Falconry Day" tab.