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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Trinity Episcopal students concentrate on STEM topics during a program at Carolina Raptor Center. Photo by Michele Miller Houck.
The classroom should be an entrance into the world, not an escape from it. – John Ciardi
Carolina Raptor Center’s formal education programs complement North Carolina Standard Course of Study curriculum standards; there are three programs to choose from, with a wide range of topics.
Tiny Talon Tales Program: PreK-K, Raptors Inspire: K-5
Read more about the essential and Common Core standards for K-5 grade students.
Raptors Inspire: Grades 6-8
Read more about the essential and Common Core standards for 6-8 grade students.
Raptors Inspire: Grades 9-12
Read more about the essential and Common Core standards for 9-12 grade students.
Our programs are customized based on your grade level, so please refer to the document for your grade level.