Cool Springs Environmental Education Center
Our Cool Springs Environmental Education Center provides a real-world, hands-on learning opportunity of forestry, ecology and environmental issues. This outdoor classroom is located on 1,700 acres of forestland along the Neuse River, about six miles from New Bern, North Carolina.
Weyerhaeuser began operating in North Carolina in 1957 and we continue to play an active part in the area’s economy and environment. In addition to Cool Springs, we operate cellulose fiber and wood products mills and manage more than 500,000 acres of timberland in North Carolina. Cool Springs is actively managed as a working forest to demonstrate forestry practices, while maintaining and enhancing wildlife habitat, air quality, water quality, as well as aesthetic, recreational and historical values.
With virtually every forest ecotype of eastern North Carolina represented, we offer many activities and programs as well as workshops and special events to learn how the environment and forestry work together.
If you are interested in plants, animals, and their habitats, we encourage you to plan a trip to Cool Springs soon!