PIEDMONT WILDLIFE CENTER
Rating: 4 stars 4 reviews
Issues: Animals, Children & Youth, Environment
Location: 364 Leigh Farm Road Durham NC 27707 USA
Education – Our goal is to stress the importance of the natural world and teach how we can live more harmoniously with the wildlife that share our environment and to live a more sustainable life.Conservation – Our goal is to improve wildlife habitat to ensure that native wildlife in this area have clean air, water, food and ecosystems in which to thrive. Promoting the care of injured and sick wildlife – Our goal is to improve the network of veterinarians, rehabilitators, citizens and volunteers to ensure that injured and sick wildlife receive the care they need as quickly as possible.
Results: We are creating a volunteer staffed wildlife hotline this spring so answer phone calls from citizens dawn to dusk so any injured or orphaned wildlife can be sent to local rehabilitators as quickly as possible.
Target demographics: children aged 4-18 and adults in the Triangle area of North Carolina
Direct beneficiaries per year: 7,000
Geographic areas served: Triangle region of North Carolina
Programs: Piedmont Wildlife Center has 3 operating programs: 1) Education Program; 2) WildlifeConservation Program (with internships); 3)Wildlife Emergencies. Our education is aimed at elementary, middle and high school students and teaches them natural history information about wildlife, causes of injury to wildlife and gives children options of things they can do to make a positive impact on their environment. The Conservation Program works with college interns year-round on various conservation projects to study native wildlife and to improve wildlife habitat in our local area. The Wildlife Emergencies program answers citizens questions about wildlife issues and directs citizens finding injured or orphaned wildlife to local rehabilitators for assistance.
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My son has enjoyed being a camper for the last few years and a "junior counselor" last summer. He has had a great time and we've seen his patience and leadership skills come out as he learns to engage and help the younger kids. It seems to be a place where all kids feel welcome and cared about and where they feel free to explore the outdoors and play fun and active group games. Thank you!