Every child should have the opportunity to explore natural spaces and wild places close to home and across North Carolina by:

    playing outdoors in a safe place, camping under the stars, learning to swim, riding a bike, visiting a farm, planting a seed, exploring a stream, catching a fish, playing in the mud, rolling in the grass, stomping in a puddle, splashing in a wave, playing in the sand, hiking a trail, climbing a tree, searching under a log, sharing nature with a parent grandparent or teacher, exploring a zoo, aquarium, museum, garden, park or nature center.



    Sherrills Ford Elementary School's Nature Nook

    Our Sherrills Ford Nature Nook was dedicated to the students of Sherrills Ford on Earth Day in April of 2018. There are two gardens at th entrance. One garden is maintained by the Kindergarten classes and one garden was planted by the Daisy Scouts.


    Our Nature Nook is very important in promoting outdoor education, responsible stewardship and an appreciation of NC's natural beauty.

    To view the local coverage by two newspapers check out the links below:

    Denver Citizen article:




    Hickory Daily Record article:




    The NC Naturalist Magazine:


    NC Naturalist Magazine, Summer 2018

    Naturalist article, Summer 2018