Mountain Roots, Inc.

Teams, Leadership, and Character Development (TLC)

TLC lessons encourage respect and help teach students to work together as a community. TLC lessons include:​​

Animal Adaptations
Forest Ecology
Leave No Trace
Rock Cycle
Sensory Observation
Wildlife Habitats

Life Cycles

​School Gardens

Service Learning
Conflict Resolution

Embracing Diversity
Empathy and Kindness
Healthy Communication
Outdoor Living Skills

NC Guidance Standards
NC Science Standards

  • Earth Systems, Structures, and Processes
  • Ecosystems
  • Structures and Functions of Living Organisms
  • Matter: Properties and Change
  • Earth in the Universe

NC Social Studies Standards

  • Geography and Environmental Literacy

A Custom Fit

NC Guidance Standards
NC Healthful Living Standards

  • Mental and Emotional Health
  • Interpersonal Communication and Relationships
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity

NC Social Studies Standards

  • Civics and Government
  • Culture


TLC lessons address the following Common Core Standards:

Outdoor Education is a means for your students to explore and take learning out of the classroom while engaging in nature-based science and character-building lessons. Our interdisciplinary curriculum enhances classroom learning and has two main components: Environmental Education and Teams, Leadership, and Character Development (TLC).

Environmental Education

Information for Schools

Environmental Education lessons address the following Common Core Standards:

Our Environmental Education lessons use hands-on activities to foster students’ curiosity about the natural world and a deeper sense of place. They include:​​

Schools can choose to combine both Environmental Education and TLC components or choose one of the two, depending on need, interest, and scheduling. Outdoor Education programs can be offered to students K-8 on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis. We work with each school to design a custom plan that best meets its individual needs. Ready to integrate focused experiential learning into your school's routine? Contact us today.​