Nature Studies Designed For Young People

Dragonfly Nature Programs LLC provides in-school nature studies to early education centers, home schools and K-5 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

  • Student & critter safety

  • 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
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Meet Rachel Woods, owner & lead teacher

Rachel is a state licensed science teacher with nearly two decades of classroom experience.  She has earned an Environmental Education certificate through the NC Office of Environmental Education & Public Affairs. This involved over 100 hours of training with wildlife & education professionals throughout the state of NC. You can read more about Rachel’s experience in the program here. She also serves as the Town of Holly Springs Tree Committee Chairperson, working to promote a healthy urban canopy in her home town.

Rachel understands that 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." 

Did you know?

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Dragonfly Nature Programs is a small business with big ideals! Through a partnership with, we are working to restore forests with a small business carbon offset program. Any individual, school, or business (large or small) can make a positive impact. Follow the link to view our offset contributions for 2018.

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.