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

Environmental Stewardship Program

Fort Caswell is blessed to be surrounded by a salt marsh, the Cape Fear River, and the Atlantic Ocean. These unique ecosystems make for an amazing outdoor classroom, which is why we have the Environmental Stewardship Program. We strive to create awareness and a sense of stewardship to care for and preserve our environment.

We lead field trips for kindergarten through 12th grade school groups, focusing on hands-on experiential learning. We offer customized day trips, overnight trips, and evening programs for our school groups. Whether your school is public, private, charter, or homeschool, all are welcome. Students can explore the shore and the fort, seine in the marsh, catch fish and blue crabs, view plankton under a microscope, and even kayak through a tidal creek!

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.