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The Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch is a unique natural resource for the City of Greensboro. The library’s environmental focus seeks to connect people with nature through educational, inclusive and safe experiences in the natural environment. Library staff seek to advance the field of environmental education through sound research and practice. In addition to the library’s extensive collection of nature, gardening, and environmental resources for children and adults, the library offers many environmental programs for residents of all ages.

Some of the environmental programs offered by the library are:

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  • Waste-less Living Series - These events provide tips for moving towards a waste-less living lifestyle. Discover ways to save money, create less waste, and have a lighter impact on the Earth. Download the flyer.
  • Strolling Programs in Price Park- Participants are involved in fun themed walks. Previous programs have included nature poetry walks, forest bathing, geocaching, and nature photography strolls.
  • Basic Naturalist Classes - These classes focus on basic identification of Piedmont flora and fauna. Participants can earn credit towards the NC Environmental Education Certification.
  • Environmental Education Workshops for Educators - These programs are partnerships with city, county, and state agencies to provide environmental education workshops. Participants can earn credit towards the NC Environmental Education Certification and Continuing Education Credits.  

For more information about the library's environmental programs contact Melanie Buckingham at 336-373-2923 or by e-mail. Find out more about environmental programs at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch on the library's calendar of events.