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

Field Trips

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will open September 1, 2019

New field trip options coming this Fall: Wetland Habitats and Wildlife Field Trip(K-12) and Tadpoles Field Trip (Pre-K)


There are field trips available for everyone at the Center for Wildlife Education….Tadpoles, Wetland Wildlife & Habitats, FledglingsWild about Wildlife, Native Habitats & Wildlife, Wildlife Connections – Past, Present & Future, and Home School Mondays.  If you are unable to secure a date for a field trip visit to the Center, we also offer the option of having an outreach wildlife program presented at your school/classroom.

Our newest field trips are Wetland Wildlife & Habitats and Tadpoles (Pre-K). 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 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.

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.  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 (Pre-K) and Home School groups only.

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


Registration for the 2019-2020 school year opens on September 1, 2019

Click HERE for FLEDGLINGS REGISTRATION (Available September – May)

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



Click HERE for HOME SCHOOL REGISTRATION (Available September – May)

Click HERE for TADPOLES REGISTRATION (Available September – May)


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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: 8/13/2019

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