• Lincoln Heights Environmental Connections Magnet Program

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    The natural world is an open-ended laboratory where children can collaborate, communicate, create, and critically think to make hypotheses and problem solve. In fact, research conducted by the Children & Nature Network, the Natural Start Alliance, and experts like Last Child in the Woods author Richard Louv, shows that children's experiences outdoors lead to improvement with intellectual, emotional, social, and physical health. 

    Nature-Based Learning

    Lincoln Heights Magnet Elementary School is one of two schools in Wake County to offer students the specialized Environmental Connections program. 

    Offering daily instruction across all content areas delivered through the lens of environmental and life sciences, Lincoln Heights Magnet Elementary School's program delivers authentic, hands-on opportunities to investigate and connect with life outside the school walls.

    At Lincoln Heights Environmental Connections Magnet students will:

    • Become environmentally literate citizens
    • Understand how natural systems and human social systems work and interrelate
    • Practice personal and civic responsibility
    • Take classes in Outdoor Learning Laboratories on the school's grounds
    • Engage in project-based learning through Environmental Challenge Inquiry Units (E-Inquiry)
    • Participate daily in multi-age, multi-disciplinary Expeditions of student's choosing

    Our students have access to a host of environmental and scientific equipment and technologies including microscopes, temperature and pressure sensors, indoor tower gardens, outdoor trail cameras, spotting scopes, telescopes, weather instruments, and more. 

    Lincoln Heights Environmental Magnet also grants all students daily use of technology devices including iPads, Kindles, and laptops. 

    Strong School Partnerships

    Partnerships with N.C. State University's Colleges of Education, Natural Resources and Agriculture & Life Sciences, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality/Environmental Education, and North Carolina Project Learning Tree serve to enhance the school's Environmental Connections magnet theme and support the specialized curriculum offerings.

    Learn More About Lincoln Heights Magnet

    Interested in your child attending Lincoln Heights Environmental Connections Magnet? Please contact Magnet Coordinator, Jessica Currin, at (919) 557-2587 ext. 25298 or jcurrin3@wcpss.net for further information. You can also sign up for a tour to see first-hand what unique and exciting opportunities we offer children daily.