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If you would like to plan a visit for your group to the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education review the following program list and call Lee Sherrill, Program Coordinator at PCWE (828) 877-4423.

Group Programs

These group programs meet various North Carolina public school educational goals and objectives.

  • BEAVER ADVENTURE Explore beaver behavior, adaptations and habitat. Hike to an active beaver pond nearby. Grades 3–12.
  • DISCOVERY WALK Enjoy the outdoors while participating in various art, science and creative writing activities that focus on wildlife, habitat and related topics. Grades 3– 8.
  • ECO-EXPLORERS These programs engage children with the natural world through different hands-on investigations. Choose from any of the following:   Animal Behavior & Adaptations, Animal Defenses, Bears, Birdwatching, Butterflies, Canids, Compass, Elk, Endangered Species, Everything Fishy, Exotic Species, Feeling Froggy, Forest Floor Exploration, Hellbenders, Migration, Nature Journaling, Northern Water Snakes,   Peregrine Falcons, Reptiles, Salamanders, Skull Identification, Stream Stats, Tracking, Vernal Pools, Wetlands, Wildlife Management. Grades 3– 8.
  • FISH FOR THOUGHT Use task cards to sharpen independent and critical thinking skills about trout and trout habitat. Grades 3–12.
  • FRED THE FISH Learn how various types of pollution affect fish in a mountain stream. Grades pre-K–3.
  • LIVING DOWNSTREAM Learn about environmentally friendly planning by designing a model town that minimizes pollution and makes commuting, living and working easier for town residents. Grades 4– 8.
  • MOUNTAIN HABITATS Learn about mountain stream and mountain cove forest habitats through hands-on explorations. Habitat Scramble, an activity designed to supplement the Mountain Habitats program, is also available upon request. Grades 2– 6.
  • NATURE NUTS These programs focus on a specific wildlife species or related topic by incorporating an informational presentation with a children’s book, craft project and a hands-on activity. Choose from any of the following topics: Amphibians, Animal Camouflage, Animal Homes, Animal Senses, Bats, Bears, Beavers, Birds, Bobcats, Butterflies, Bugs & Ughs, Coyotes, Dragonflies, Fish, Fishing , Flying Squirrels, Foxes, Frogs & Toads, Ground Hogs, Hummingbirds, Life Cycles, Migration, Moles, Night Creatures, Opossums, Otters, Owls, Rabbits, Raccoons, Salamanders, Skunks, Snakes, Spiders, Squirrels, Tracking, Turkey Vultures, Turtles, Wild Turkeys, White-tailed Deer, Wood Ducks, Woodpeckers. Grades pre-K–2.
  • OUTDOOR SKILLS Participants receive hands-on training in an activity of their choice such as: fishing (Grades K-adult), archery (Grades 3-adult), BB Gun ( Grades 3- adult), fly fishing  or fly-tying(Grades 3-adult), GPS (Grades 6-adult),  primitive outdoor skills (Grades 6-adult), orienteering (Grades 6-adult), or  photography (Grades 6-adult)."
  • RAISING TROUT Learn trout hatchery operations, participate in an activity that simulates trout life, and feed the fish. For grades K–adult.
  • SCOUT BADGES These programs will help participants meet badge requirements: Wildlife or Water Wonders.
  • STREAM INVESTIGATION Determine water quality by collecting and identifying aquatic organisms. Grades 3–adult.
  • TRACKING Learn how to identify and track mammals in the forest by interpreting various wildlife signs. Grades 3–12.
  • WATER WORLD This program includes hands-on activities centered around four water related components- the water cycle, aquatic insects, water quality and aquatic ecosystems. Grades 4-8.
  • WILD WOODLANDS Discover the animals that call the forest home. Learn about the similarities and differences between various groups of animals and explore the forest in search of animals and their homes. Grades K-2.