Maple View Agricultural Center is a non-profit education facility designed by educators to teach children about agriculture in relation to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study in Science. Our center opened its doors in April of 2009. Since our opening we have served public schools, private, homeschoolers, and preschool groups. Our facility can accommodate up to 120 students by grade level at once.
Allison Nichols graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004 with a degree in Sociology and Social, Economic & Political Justice. Allison completed her Master’s in Education in 2007. She taught kindergarten in Durham County before returning to work full time at Maple View.
Allison’s idea for the learning center was derived from her teaching experience and her love of agriculture. Growing up on a farm, Allison realized the importance of science education and agricultural awareness and felt the need to develop the center to promote sustainable agriculture as well as conservation practices for not just students but for adults.
Allison, with the help of her staff, coordinates all educational programs for the center and aligns them with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study in Science.
Bob Nutter Named Chapel Hill Town Treasure - Chapel Hill Magazine
Where Food Comes From - Herald Sun
Yoga at Maple View Agricultural Center - Herald Sun
Maple View opens learning center - Chapel Hill News
Agritourism trend sweeps local farm - Daily Tar Heel
UNC Grad Hopes to Connect Orange County Fields with Next Generation of Farmers - VisitChapelHill.org
Have Some Fun At A Farm - VisitNC.com
For Kids - VisitChapelHill.org
Ag Summit 09 - Weaver Street Market
Roses and Raspberries - Chapel Hill News
Maple View Agricultural Center hosted teachers from across the state participating in the Farm Bureau's NC Agriculture in the Classroom program, "A Farmer Grows A Rainbow", 2009.
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