Learning At CRC


Educator Kate Shaner presents a program onsite in the Festival Area to a visiting class of students. Photo by Michele Miller Houck.

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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.

School Programs

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.

Owl Pellets

To purchase owl pellets (shipping available), continue to this page.

Homeschool Days

Bring your homeschoolers out for our Homeschool Days!

Offsite Events

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 2-4 hours.

For more information and pricing, visit the Offsite Events page.

Kids for Conservation Day Camps

Hang with the raptors at Kids for Conservation Day Camp! Summer and Winter Sessions are available. Kids for Conservation Day Camp is a unique opportunity for hands-on learning and up-close encounters with our environment and the creatures in it. We offer a safe and fun-filled adventure that will instill a wonder of the outdoors in your child. More info.

Resident Birds

Learn about our resident raptors online with our Raptor Directory!

Get insight on how we train birds at CRC. More info.

Eagle Nesting at CRC

Ten years have passed since the first Bald Eagle eggs were laid at Carolina Raptor Center. See what has happened since then and meet the eaglets that have been released. More info.

Owl Nesting at CRC

Barn Owls sit on eggs each year and foster chicks. Learn more about Barn Owl Nesting at CRC. More info.

Get engaged with CRC. After all, teaching folks about raptors is what we're here for!