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Climbing Higher Campaign

Our vision for this campaign is to make bold changes in how children and families experience and learn about the natural world. Creating environments to support wonder and curiosity will help us grow in learning and service for our community. 

With generous donor support, we have built Hideaway Woods, Gateway Park, and a new classroom. Thanks to our vision and your investment, children, and families have more opportunities for discovery and exploration, from the treetops to the forest floor, or in one of our camps or classes in the new classroom. We are on our way! 

Join us for the next step in our vision, Earth Moves. In this ground-breaking outdoor environment, you will explore geomorphology—the study of how human and natural forces shape Earth’s surface. Mimic powerful natural forces, including erosion and moving water, as you carve your own river and experiment with the flow of water. Test real-world applications of natural materials in an authentic setting. You can work with real rock to build structures, while learning about human dependence on earth materials for survival. In Earth Moves, visitors will experience the forms and forces that shape the Earth through natural processes, and experience how humans use earth.

To join the Climbing Higher campaign, or to learn more about the plans for Earth Moves, call Julie Ketner-Rigby at (919) 220-5429 ext. 317 or email