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

Field Trips


Registration for the 2018-19 School Year will be available in September 2018.

There are program options available for everyone at the Center for Wildlife Education. The options offered are the Fledglings, the Wild about Wildlife, the Native Habitats & Wildlife, the Wildlife Connections – Past, Present & Future and Home School Mondays.

The Fledglings field trip is a one hour program designed specifically for Pre-K (ages 4-5) and is offered on most Mondays. The Wild about Wildlife is also a one-hour program designed for Kindergarten through College, however, this program can also be tailored for adult groups and organizations.  The Native Habitat & Wildlife field trip is the most popular option for teachers.  It is a two and a half hour program with multiple rotations for Kindergarten through College. Home School Mondays are offered the second Monday of each month. The Wildlife Connection- Past, Present & Future is strictly for adults and is presented by Steve Hein, the Wildlife Center’s founder and Director.  For more in depth information please click on the links below.

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All field trip programs are by reservation only and must be made at least a week in advance. 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 outdoor Ecology Pavilion for your lunch is available at no extra charge but must be reserved when you register.  If you would like to have your lunch catered by GSU Catering please contact them directly at 912-478-8681.

It is very important that you arrive on time. Be aware that the preferred time of your field trip is your start time, not your arrival time. We ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the time you have chosen to start your field trip.  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 and our staffing schedules.  Please take your travel time into consideration when scheduling 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) and Home School groups only.  ***IF REQUESTING MORE THAN ONE DAY PLEASE REGISTER EACH DAY SEPARATELY.

Registration for the 2018-19 School Year will be available in September 2018. If you have any questions please contact Wayne Paulk, Education Program Coordinator, at or by phone at 912-478-0831.


If a field trip to the Wildlife Center doesn’t fit into your school/class schedule, the Wildlife Center can come to you!!!

Staff from the Center for Wildlife Education will travel to your school or classroom to conduct an interactive, one-of-a-kind, wildlife presentation. This one hour presentation features a menagerie of animals including birds of prey, reptiles, fun creepy crawlers and more. This is a great opportunity to bring environmental education to your classroom and school. All programs are designed to meet Georgia Performance Standards and can be tailored to any age group. This program can be presented to individual classrooms, in an assembly settings for multiple classes, or during events outside of the classroom.

Note: This program does not include a flight show, and is NOT offered June, July, August.

Program Fee: $150 for groups up to 100 participants; $300 for groups ranging from 101-300 participants; $500 for groups larger than 300 participants.
Travel Fee: $65 per hour of round trip travel.

Click HERE to register online.


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Download one of the pre-activity forms by clicking on the Pre-Activity Education Sheets button.


If your students are unable to visit Freedom’s General Store consider purchasing a $2 or $5
souvenir gift. For more information and an order form click on the Freedom’s General Store link below.

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Last updated: 9/4/2018

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