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Field Trips


General Information About Field Trips

We offer four field trip options: the Fledglings, Wild About Wildlife, Native Habitats & Wildlife,  and Wildlife Connections – Past, Present & Future.  Regardless of your age we have a field trip option for you.  The Fledglings field trip is a one-hour program designed for Pre-K (ages 4-5), the Wild About Wildlife is a one-hour program for Kindergarten through College and some adult groups.  The Native Habitat & Wildlife field trip is the most popular option.  It is a two and a half hour program for Kindergarten through College. The Wildlife Connection- Past, Present & Future is strictly for adults and is presented by the Center’s director, Steve Hein.  For more in depth information please click on the links below.

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All field trip programs are by reservation only. Wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for an exciting and educational outdoor experience. Indoor accommodations MAY be available in the event of inclement weather during your field trip. Restrooms, water fountains, and vending machines are available on site. Picnics & sack lunches are welcome.  Use of the Ecology Pavilion for your lunch group must be requested and reserved.  If you would like to have your lunch catered by GSU Catering please contact them directly at 912-478-8681.

Most importantly, please be punctual!  Please be aware of travel time too and from your school.  We want your students to enjoy their field trip to the Center for Wildlife Education, and we want them to experience everything possible while they’re here. If you are late it may be necessary to eliminate a rotation or shorten the time of your field trip to accommodate your trip back to school.

We also want to make you aware that we have closed the large Gift Shop that in past years may have been incorporated into your field trip rotation.  It has now been replaced with a small souvenir nook, Freedom’s General Store, located in the Center’s main lobby.  Your students are still welcome to shop, but only after the field trip rotations are complete.

All of our programs align with the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) in science for each grade level. The Common Core GPS have also been included for math. Specific or a combination of modules can be selected for your field trip.

Before registering please check the field trip calendar below for available dates. Days that are unavailable are indicated by the word “busy”. Monday’s are for Fledglings (Pre-K) only. You may register directly online or print out a registration form to be sent in by fax or email.  Click on the links below. If you have any questions please call 912-478-0831.


Wild About Wildlife
Native Habitat & Wildlife
Wildlife Connections- Past, Present, & Future

PRINTABLE REGISTRATION: Email to or fax to 912-478-1779.

Wild About Wildlife
Native Habitat & Wildlife
Wildlife Connections- Past Present, & Future

You will be contacted via email once we’ve received your registration form and you have been scheduled. If you have not heard from us within 7-10 business days after you submit your registration please call us at 912-478-0831.

Wildlife Center • P.O. Box 8058, Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-0831