We let North Carolina’s estuaries, marshland, and beaches become the classroom.

Environmental Stewardship Program

Fort Caswell is surrounded by a salt marsh, the Cape Fear River, and the Atlantic Ocean. These unique ecosystems make for an amazing outdoor classroom, which is the foundation of our Environmental Stewardship Program. We partner with educators like you to give students unforgettable experiences that reinforce a sense of appreciation and respect for our environment.

The program provides top-quality field trips for kindergarten through 12th-grade school groups, focusing on hands-on experiential learning. This includes customized day trips, overnight trips, and evening programs for our school groups.

In response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, our program has temporarily shifted away from field trips to offer small group, community-based programs from March to May of 2021. All programs are outdoors, limited to 10-15 people, and face masks are required. Health Screening and Temperature Checks are performed upon arrival.

In-Person Spring Programming Includes:

Explore the Shore

Bird Walks

Kayak Eco Tours

Native Plants & Pollinators

Sea Turtles and Monitoring 101

Living Shorelines 101

History Tours

And more….

Join our Facebook page for up-to-date programs and events: https://www.facebook.com/caswelled.

To register or inquire about programming: email bpace@fortcaswell.com or call (910) 278-9501.


Our program also offers Leadership and Team-building workshops for all ages that utilize our initiative course. For educators, we offer teacher workshops and overnight staff retreats for those wanting to increase their knowledge of the coastal environment and earn education credit.


For more information about day trips, overnight trips, teacher training, team-building, and rates, please contact Brittany Pace using the form below.