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Field Trips

**Until further notice, the Wildlife Center will implement a reduced maximum size to certain field trip options for the upcoming school year.

**The Native Habitats & Wildlife and the Fledglings field trip options will have a maximum size of 60 students per visit. We will reassess our staffing in the coming months in hopes of returning to full capacity for Spring ’22.

**When considering the unknowns surrounding the upcoming school year, this decision was made to stay consistent with the Center’s goal: To provide a top quality educational experience for each group visiting the Wildlife Center.


One of the Center’s Eurasian Eagle Owls takes flight over the heads of students during a field trip.

The Center for Wildlife Education offers a variety of programs for all age groups and class sizes. If you are unable to secure a date to visit the Center, we also offer the option of having an outreach program presented at your school or event.


Our newest field trips are the Wetland Wildlife & Habitats and Tadpoles (Pre-K) programs. These new field trips are similar to the Native Habitats & Wildlife and Fledglings field trips in set-up but have a wetland theme. The Fledglings field trip is a one hour program designed specifically for Pre-K (ages 4-5) and is offered on Mondays only. The Wild about Wildlife is also a one-hour program designed for kindergarteners to college students and can also be tailored for adult groups/organizations.  The Native Habitat & Wildlife field trip is the most popular option among teachers for their students.  It is a two and a half hour program with multiple rotations for kindergarteners to high school students. 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.



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 Georgia Southern 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.

IMPORTANT:
Before registering please check the field trip calendar below for available dates.  Unavailable dates are indicated by the word “busy”.

NOTE:  IF REGISTERING FOR MORE MULTIPLE DATES, A SEPARATE REGISTRATION FORM IS REQUIRED FOR EACH DATE.  Monday’s are reserved for Fledglings & Tadpoles only.

If you have any questions please contact Wayne Paulk, Education Program Coordinator, at dpaulk@georgiasouthern.edu or by phone at 912-478-0831.


ONLINE REGISTRATION FORMS: 

Click HERE for FLEDGLINGS REGISTRATION (Available September – May)

Click HERE for WILD ABOUT WILDLIFE REGISTRATION (Available September – May)

Click HERE for NATIVE HABITAT & WILDLIFE REGISTRATION (Available September – May)

Click HERE for WILDLIFE CONNECTIONS REGISTRATION (Available September – May)

Click HERE for HOME SCHOOL REGISTRATION (Available September – May) *Homeschool groups will need to register under the Native Habitat & Wildlife or Wild About Wildlife registration link.

Click HERE for TADPOLES REGISTRATION (Available September – May)

Click HERE for WETLAND WILDLIFE & HABITATS REGISTRATION (Available September – May)


Prepare your students so they will get the most out of their visit.
Download one of the pre-activity forms by clicking on the Pre-Activity Education Sheets button.


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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.

Last updated: 9/8/2021