Look up at a night sky exploding with stars. Get up close to an ant as she carries a load 20 times her own body weight. Listen to the music of a backyard pond coming alive at twilight. Each of these everyday wonders clearly teach the majesty, power, and character of our Creator God. At Alpine, it is our desire to guide students to discover truth about God and His world through the things that He has made.
Imagine a place where the outdoors come to life inside. Natural objects are displayed in every corner, and live animals rest in their natural indoor habitats. Visitors play with animal tracks, count the rings on a giant tree cookie, or participate in a variety of hands-on explorations. Everything in the building boldly declares the glory of God, the Creator, through its exquisite design. Although there’s plenty of things to see and do inside, visitors are encouraged to venture outside and explore the native plant garden, bird feeders, animal habitats, and outdoor learning patio. They can then take the next step in their creation study by hiking the self-guided Creation Discovery Trail.
The place described above is none other than Alpine’s new T.R.E.E. (Truth Revealed through Environmental Education) House, a headquarters for Outdoor Education and a haven for kids of all ages who appreciate the outdoors. This attractive, nature-themed log cabin is used as a rainy day classroom, a place to examine collected specimens, a sheltered observation station for watching wildlife, and a home for a variety of living examples of God’s handiwork such as snakes and turtles.
Visit Alpine for an unforgettable learning experience exploring God’s created wonders in the T.R.E.E. House and throughout the natural areas all over our campus. Each class features hands-on, interactive learning experiences in the great outdoors.