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Classroom in the Forest
Reconnecting Children 
with Nature

Allison Woods Outdoor Learning Center

Reconnecting Children With Nature!

School Programs

Spring Field Trip Program Dates are Filling Up!

Schedule your field trip today so you won't miss out on our fun and exciting programs this Spring! 

Check out our program offerings in our Program Guide!

Allison Woods Outdoor Learning Center focuses on igniting curiosity, understanding, and respect for nature through education at our Classroom in the Forest!

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The Enchanted Forest Faire
May 16, 2020

Hear ye, Hear ye

All ye princesses, princes, knights, and nobles; the King and Queen of the Allison Woods Enchanted Forest request your attendance at the 

Enchanted Forest Faire, the Sixteenth Day of May, Two

Thousand Twenty.

Please join the King and Queen for a day of adventure, games, food and activities between 10am and 4pm. General Admission is $9.00 per person.

Don’t miss this magical enchanted event full of characters from all of your favorite fairy tales. Visit our Superheroes and their friends! 

Make sure to bring your camera for those magical photo opportunities!

Costumes are encouraged for not only the kids but also for the young at heart! 

Visit the different areas and see your favorite characters. 

Enjoy hands-on activities with the characters! 

Parents…we didn’t forget about you…there will be a marketplace for your shopping pleasure!

And we can’t forget the Inflatables sponsored by Mr. Bounce Inflatable Rentals.

Stop by the food truck and pick up a bite to eat and spend the day with us!

The Ice Cream Party will be a wonderful stop where you will find our favorite “Frozen” character, not spoiling any names, but she is wonderful at making things COLD and she might have a COLD treat for you to enjoy plus a little surprise! 

$7.00 will get your child’s spot at the Winter Wonderland tent. 

The Mad Hatter Tea Party is an experience not to be missed! 

Did you ever imagine sitting at the long table and eating with the 

Mad Hatter himself and other Wonderland characters? Fun for the young and young at heart! 

$9.00 will reserve your child’s spot and the light finger foods and desserts that come with it. But beware…there is limited seating available. 

The Enchanted Forest Faire will be fun for the entire family, but focused specifically on children ages 12 and under.

Allison Woods Outdoor Learning Center

248 Allison’s Woods Drive, Statesville, NC 28625



501©3 nonprofit organization

Purchase your tickets HERE!

Exciting News!

Welcome Gracie-Rose!

Gracie is a 2 year old red tailed hawk who has recently joined our growing Bird of Prey Animal Educator Family.

Join us as we publicly welcome her to the Allison Woods OLC team.

Be sure to check often for information regarding additions to our program!


 In honor of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st, Allison Woods Outdoor Learning Center would like to share a most heartwarming story with you that touched our non-profit organization and its team deeply.

Sarah Stikeleather is 29 years old and lives in Statesville, NC with her family. She is an athlete and global messenger for the Special Olympics as well as a 2-time cancer survivor!

Sarah has volunteered at the local Library, Yokefellow, Shoney’s, K-Mart, and Iredell Memorial Hospital. She has a poodle named Smokey Joe that is her best friend and she enjoys spending her weekends in the mountains and at the lake.

Sarah has been enrolled in a watercolor art class at the local college for 10 years. She has enrolled entries several years in the community Art Show. She even painted during many years of classes sitting across from Tom Allison.

 Sarah came out to the World Falconry Day celebration last November hosted by Allison Woods Outdoor Learning Center and the North Carolina Falconers Guild. While she liked seeing all of the different birds, she fell in love with Ruby, the Eastern Screech Owl Animal Educator for the Outdoor Learning Center. She decided that she wanted her next painting to be of Ruby. After she finished her painting she asked if she could donate it to the Allison Woods Outdoor Learning Center. She made copies of her painting to sell because she wanted to raise money to help with Ruby’s care.

The prints made from Sarah’s painting are on sale for $1.00 each as per Sarah’s request. She will be kept informed of all those who, like her, want to help with Ruby’s care.

The attached pictures are of Sarah and her painting of Ruby. Ruby is on her handler’s fist posing with Sarah.

We feel it is extremely thought provoking how a young woman that has faced so many challenges in her short life still thinks of others around her.

Perhaps we should all be a little more like Sarah Stikeleather!

To purchase a print, please contact us at (704)873-5976, or Gracie11288@msn.com. All donors will be shared with Sarah.