But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you; and the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you; and the fish of the sea will explain to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this, in whose hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind? Job 12-7-10.
One of the easiest ways to get assurance of the Divine is to take a good look at the world around. There is no better place to do that than Trinity Center through one of several programs on offer or with just a visit. From Ducks to Turtles, we have more wildlife than you can shake a stick at—not that we recommend shaking a stick at any of it.
First and foremost is our Sound to Sea Environmental Education Program. Running during the standard school year, Sound to Sea is a non-profit educational service offered to public, private, and homeschooling school groups. Trinity Center developed Sound to Sea to promote earth stewardship for upcoming generations. The classes and hands-on activities are open to all grade levels and meet the NC Standard Course of Study.
With three different Sound to Sea programs to choose from, all use the habitats of a Barrier Island System as an outdoor classroom. Being able to walk from Bogue Sound to the Atlantic Ocean in a matter of minutes and see the complex ecosystems they learn about in school has a tremendous impact on students.
Another option for the over 55 crowd is one of the programs offered in partnership with the Road Scholar program. Road Scholar has been the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning and educational travel since 1975. Its mission is to empower adults to explore places, people, cultures and ideas, and in doing so, to discover more about themselves.
Trinity Center has combined Road Scholar’s unwavering commitment to lifelong learning with our beautiful outdoor and indoor classrooms and a talented teaching staff comprised of area professors and professionals, as well as our own staff of gifted instructors. Trinity provides programming covering a variety of subjects from the ecology and culture of the Outer Banks, to emerging technologies used to document and protect this fragile ecosystem.
Offering programs to develop new or enhance existing skills in Digital Photography to capture North Carolina’s dynamic coast, to Birding in the Outer Bank’s coastal forests and island sanctuaries, to exploring the historic homes and gardens of some of North Carolina’s oldest communities, Road Scholar has something for anyone wanting to learn more about the beautiful coast of North Carolina.
Lastly, if you just want a place to feel close to nature without schedules or obligations, try one of Trinity Center’s retreats hosted at the Pelican House. Spend your days communing with the universe and being one with all the nature on offer along one of our many walking trails, by our pond, or on our quiet beach. Take a pair of binoculars into the salt marsh or sit on the dock jutting far into Bogue Sound and revel in a glorious sunset.
We are a very special location with something for everyone. But over all, it is the nature of Trinity to rest one’s soul. So take time to take a walk on the wild side and come for a visit. Join a program, bring a group, or come on your own…there are many ways to enjoy the unique nature of Trinity Center.