Person Holding a Container OutsideThe Gaston Natural Resources Department offers a variety of Kindergarten through 12th grade environmental education programs for Gaston County students and teachers, including in-school, after-school, and summer programs. All programs utilize STEM and inquiry-based methods and are correlated to NC core standards where applicable. Environmental and natural resource education programs for adult and civic organizations are also available upon request. All programs are provided free of charge. Please email Erin Hines for more information.