Center for Wildlife Education
and The Lamar Q Ball, Jr. Raptor Center

Field Trips

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General Information About Field Trips

We are currently making some revisions to our field trips and are unable to accept field trip requests for the 2015-16 school year. Please check back soon. Once the changes have been made you’ll be able to register online once again. If you’re interested in a Summer Field Trip please contact Casey Corbett at ccorbett@georgiasouthern.edu or 912-478-0831.  We off the one hour Wild About Wildlife Field Trip during the Summer. You will receive a 30 minute wildlife program and a 30 minute raptor program. Unfortunately, we do not fly birds during June, July and August due to the extreme heat we usually have.

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.

FIELDTRIP REGISTRATION: Currently being updated. Please try back soon.

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