With schools in full swing and people slowly finding balance after the pandemic, Piedmont Wildlife Center has had the opportunity to provide field trip opportunities to students all over the Triangle area. From small homeschool groups and neurodivergent classes to large school outings featuring over 80 student participants, the staff at Piedmont Wildlife Center has heard the drumming of footsteps and the excited voices of local kids.
Students that come to the wildlife center get to meet several of our wildlife ambassadors and explore the enclosures of our raptors. Our mammals—Pepper the Virginian opossum and Parsley the domesticated rabbit—are fan favorites among the kids. Apollo the barred owl gets quite a few “oohs” and “aahs” from the audience when he shows off his impressive plumage.
These programs are not just for admiring our ambassadors. Students get the opportunity to learn the life stories of each animal they meet, as well as interesting facts about its species. Students also learn about ways that they can help protect the wild cousins of our ambassadors. Our hope is that, through these field trips, the many kids that walk the trails at PWC will develop a love for nature and conservation that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
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