Nature Studies Designed For Young People

Dragonfly Nature Programs provides in-school nature studies to early education centers, home schools and K-2 classrooms. While the focus is on NC ecology, math, science & literacy skills are embedded into each lesson. Use the "Contact Us" link to email Rachel with questions.

Dragonfly's Guarantee

  • Thoughtful lessons
  • Student focused, age appropriate activities
  • Professionalism
  • Affordable programs
  • Teacher collaboration & vetted, coordinated resources
  • 48 hour response time to inquiries

Most scientists today began their careers as children, chasing bugs & snakes, collecting spiders & feeling awe in the presence of nature.
— Richard Louv

Meet Rachel Woods, owner & lead teacher

Rachel is a state licensed science teacher with nearly two decades of classroom experience.  She is currently pursuing an Environmental Education certificate through the NC Office of Environmental Education & Public Affairs. This involves over 100 hours of training with wildlife & education professionals throughout the state of NC.

Rachel believes children learn best through interaction and when they are provided a chance to question their own experiences.  The age appropriate lessons provided by Dragonfly Nature Programs allows student's questions and interests to direct their experience.  Rachel's advanced training, experience with students of all ages and love of nature makes her uniquely qualified to work with young people.

Rachel believes that.....

"Children are naturally curious.  Nature provides plenty for them to be curious about.  It encourages children to use the full capacity of all senses while offering buffers and refrain from our busy modern world.  If we don't take the time now, to allow children to better understand nature, as their curiosity wanes, so will their tolerance for the natural world." 

For more information about Rachel's work in and outside of the classroom, please follow Dragonfly Nature Programs on Facebook and/or Instagram. A quick link is below.