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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Kids are so important to the Orchard mission to preserve the land. We offer three school program segments in the spring and four in the fall that are consistent with the North Carolina essential standards for social studies, science, and music for elementary and middle school learners that offer our young minds an engaging way to learn about the environment, the critters that make their homes in the fields and the apples that grow on the trees.

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THE PROGRAMS INCLUDE:
  1. A storytelling heyride detailing the history of the Altapass region. True stories are told of the Overmountain Men and the Battle of Kings Mountain, the coming of the Clinchfield Railroad, the first settlers, and more,

  2. An inquiry lesson on pollinators (bees or Monarch butterflies) and their importance to the Orchard, to other animals and plants, and to humans,
  3. A traditional song and dance segment,

  4. An apple segment–students select, peel and eat an apple, learning about the varieties during the heyride. (Apple segment is not included in the spring program.)
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DETAILS


$6 per student

Free to teachers~assistants~bus drivers

Bring a picnic lunch to eat under in our covered pavilion
In case of inclement weather, heyride stories will be told under the picnic shelter
Handicapped accessible
Busses welcome

Please notify the Orchard staff of any student allergies or health conditions, so that each child thoroughly enjoys their time here.

CALL TO RESERVE YOUR EXPERIENCE
828-765-9531

Cancellation 10 days in advance

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Want to be on your own?

Just stop in the red barn and pick up these child-friendly brochures, then head out on the trails. Kids learn by doing, seeing, and experiencing.
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ADDRESSES

ADDRESS:
1025 Orchard Road

Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Blue Ridge Parkway
(mile marker 328.3)

PHONE:
828-765-9531
TOLL-FREE:
888-765-9531

EMAIL:
information@altapassorchard.org

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2020 HOURS

SPECIAL HOURS

Thru NOV 1
Thursday-Sunday
10 AM to 5 PM
(Currently no live music)

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