Live animal programs offered for schools
Schools and other educational organizations in Western North Carolina have the opportunity to bring wildlife education programs to their home turf through the Mountain Wildlife Outreach program.
These professional-quality presentations offer a variety of live animals and are narrated by experienced wildlife advocates. These include the wolves of Rob Gudger, the raptors of the Balsam Mountain Trust Nature Center, the reptiles and amphibians of Steve O’Neil, the birds, mammals and reptiles of naturalist Carlton Burke and exotic animals from the North Georgia Zoo and “Wings to Soar,” a popular summer attraction at Rock City. All presentations are designed to engage the audience in a special way regarding our valued “wild lives” and “wild places”.
This outreach is offered by friends of Mountain Wildlife Days, a two-day event held in July at the Sapphire Valley Resort.