Our Cool Springs Environmental Education Center provides a real-world, hands-on learning opportunity
of forestry, ecology and environmental issues. This outdoor classroom is located on 1,700 acres
of forestland along the Neuse River, about six miles from New Bern, North Carolina.
Weyerhaeuser began operating in North Carolina in 1957 and we continue to play an active part in
the area’s economy and environment. In addition to Cool Springs, we operate cellulose fiber and
wood products mills and manage more than 500,000 acres of timberland in North Carolina. Cool Springs
is actively managed as a working forest to demonstrate forestry practices, while maintaining and
enhancing wildlife habitat, air quality, water quality, as well as aesthetic, recreational and
With virtually every forest ecotype of eastern North Carolina represented, we offer many
activities and programs as well as workshops and special
events to learn how the environment and forestry work together.
If you are interested in plants, animals, and their habitats, we encourage you to plan a trip to
Cool Springs soon!
Find us on
945 Cool Springs Road, Ernul, NC 28527