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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Educator Kate Shaner presents a program onsite in the Festival Area to a visiting class of students. Photo by Michele Miller Houck.
Wisdom begins in wonder. – Socrates
Programs for all ages, all groups!
Carolina Raptor Center presents all kinds of formal education programs including programs at schools and libraries, programs onsite for classes and groups, and programs at offsite events, like festivals and fairs. Take a look below to find the program for you and your group.
Let our environmental educators engage your group through our onsite and traveling education programs! Our programs last an average of 45-60 minutes. At your school or organization, students will meet birds on the glove as an educator talks about topics such as ecosystems, human/environmental impacts, pollutants and bioaccumulation, and basic natural history of our raptors. For programs onsite at Carolina Raptor Center, students meet birds on the glove and visit one of the aviaries on our raptor trail; onsite programs include the cost of admission, so students and teachers are free to walk the trail after the program to meet over 25 species of raptors!
Explore our School Programs.
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Bring your homeschoolers out for our Homeschool Days!
Offsite events are geared towards businesses, fairs, and festivals and include an exhibit table with raptor props, information about our center, and birds on perches; attendees walk by the table, explore the props, and are free to ask questions, but there is no formal presentation involved. These events last 2 hours.
For more information and pricing, visit the Offsite Events page.
Learn about our resident raptors online with our Raptor Directory!
Get insight on how we train birds at CRC. More info.