This is such a great concept and we hope that other environmental education centers and programs will model it. U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Rangers at W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir and the Wilkes Community Partnership for Children have formed a partnership to promote outdoor education in early childhood development centers. Rangers will be visiting child care centers throughout the community offering environmental education programs. Wilkes Community Partnership for Children will in turn work with child care centers and will help rangers promote programs and encourage outdoor activities. The Visitor Assistance Center at W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir will also be a training location for child care teachers to conduct classes and host meetings.
Many of our readers may not realize that the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers rangers also provide environmental education at their Visitor Assistance Centers. As a matter of fact, many USACE rangers in our state are N.C. Certified Environmental Educators! In North Carolina, you can visit the USACE rangers, view exhibits and participate in programs at the Falls Lake Visitor Assistance Center, the Jordan Lake Visitor Assistance Center, and of course, the W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir.