Piedmont Environmental Center (PEC) provides programs and a place to learn, conserve and enjoy the natural world through hands on experiences emphasizing the interrelated and and fragile nature of life. Naturals trails, the High Point Greenway and the Bicentennial Greenway converge at the Piedmont Environmental Center.
Building and restroom access - Sunday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5p.m. Trail hours: sunrise to sunset.
6.6 miles of natural trails and access to the High Point and Bicentennial Greenways
Educational classes for all ages, school groups and individual programs
North Carolina Mapscape - 70' x 30' walk-on topographic map
Small animal exhibits
Conference and classrooms
We offer special field experiences and classes for students from kindergarten through high school. Teachers can contact the center for class details to reserve a date for their students. Maximum number of students is 75. Four large than 75, please look to arrange two days. Classes are rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, staff Naturalists are prepared with alternative class experiences within the curriculum framework appropriate to the attending grade level.
Support environmental education programs by becoming a member of "Friends of PEC." As a member you will receive special discounted rates on trips, activities and special events. Program calendars and brochures are mailed to you giving you advanced notice of upcoming programs and activities. Memberships are on a yearly basis.
Apply by mail (PDF)
Apply online - access the membership tab below
If you have questions, concerns or other feedback for us, please complete and submit our online form.