The Cradle of Forestry Heritage Site is Getting a New Citizen Science Lab!

Coming spring of 2020, the Cradle of Forestry Heritage Site will have a new interactive experience for students of all ages. Thanks to a grant from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, we’ll be updating our exhibit hall to include a Citizen Science Lab to introduce younger minds to science-based concepts, forest management techniques and regional scientific research. But that’s just the beginning! Your generous contribution will provide critical support to the Cradle’s mission of conservation education for everyone by providing funding for future exhibit updates as well.  Use the “Donate” button below and help shape our exhibits at the Cradle of Forestry!  View sponsorship levels.

Partners & Sponsors

We’d like to thank these companies and organizations for their generous project support. The CFAIA always welcomes the opportunity to build creative educational or business opportunities around the region and nationally.  List of our partners and sponsors.


Do you have a special program that you’d like to share with the public and don’t mind giving us a few hours?  We offer many unique volunteer opportunities at the educational visitor centers that we operate, CFAIA gift shops and as a campground naturalist. Please contact us if you’re interested in learning more.


The CFAIA is tax exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We are fulfilling our mission– to promote educational, recreational, and interpretive opportunities about forest and water resources, natural history, and the Cradle of Forestry in America – and welcome your contribution to build on our success. Consider making a donation today!

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