The Duke Forest has a number of facilities that can be used for educational activities.  See the list below for more information:

Shepherd Nature Trail:

Found in the Durham Division, off NC 751 and inside Gate C, this self-guided nature trail is 0.8 miles long and demonstrates a continuum of systems typical of the North Carolina Piedmont, including wet bottomland forests, rocky hilltops, and human-related disturbances.  A large portion of the woodlands through which this trail traverses suffered severe hurricane damage in 1996.  Visitors can learn about tree species, forest processes, past inhabitants, and current research through a brochure and interpretive signs along the trail.

Bobby Ross Memorial Shelter:

Found in the Durham Division, off NC 751 and inside Gate C (near the Shepherd Nature Trail), this shelter provides a covered picnic area with tables and a fireplace.  It is an ideal location for outdoor educational activities and can be reserved through the Office of the Duke Forest (free of cost for non-profit educational activities).

R.L. Rigsbee Shelter:

Found in the Durham Division, off NC 751 and inside Gate F, this shelter provides a covered picnic area with tables, a grill, an outhouse, and a volleyball court (ball not provided).  It is an ideal location for outdoor educational activities and can be reserved through the Office of the Duke Forest (free of cost for non-profit educational activities).