Take a walk on the wild side at Carolina Raptor Center's Raptor Trail.
Catch wonder by the tail with our formal and informal education programs. Children 3 to 93 will delight the science and natural history of 38 raptor species and how they have inspired human invention.
Staff and volunteers at this hidden hospital in the woods treats over 900 injured and orphaned birds a year – more than any other US raptor center. Over 70% are released back into the wild!
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A variety of media outlets help us promote events at Carolina Raptor Center. Photo by Michele Miller Houck.
Every moment and every event of a man’s life on earth plants something in his soul. – Thomas Merton
Here is some of the event coverage from around the region.
THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: Raptor Center offers winter camp programs for youth
Maggie Holcomb’s participation in the Carolina Raptor Center’s Happy Owlidays winter camp came as part of the time she spent with her grandparents at their Birkdale home over the holiday break. Read more.
THE HUNTERSVILLE HERALD: Day of the Dead Coming to Raptor Center
Halloween is usually a spooky, scary day to don costumes and hunt for candy. But the Carolina Raptor Center marks the holiday as Dia de los Muertos – the Day of the Dead – celebrated in Mexico as a time to remember the lives of those who have died. The annual Hoot N Howl: Day of the Dead on Oct. 31 will run 11 am to 3 pm. The rain date is Nov. 1. Read more.
THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: ASC Spreads Free Culture Across the Region
Come out and meet Oshem, a turkey vulture, at the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville on Saturday. This Saturday, people who always say, “There’s nothing cool to do in Charlotte” will be proved right – until 9:59 a.m. After that, free access to culture rolls out across the county in more than two dozen venues. Museums open their doors. Artisans show techniques and invite you to get your hands dirty. Drum circles thump, dancers whirl, blacksmiths hammer (cooled off at the forge by free ice cream). The Arts & Science Council’s Connect With Culture Day will be in full swing. Read more.
THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: Concord summer reading program brings raptors to libraries
The auditorium at the Concord Library recently was filled with children who had come to see the birds of prey that accompanied Kate Olukalns, senior bird presenter and trainer with the Carolina Raptor Center. Read more.