North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

WRC Education Hub

In 2016 Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education was re-organized to function as the Agency’s education hub.    The main function of the Education Hub is coordinating statewide wildlife education and information for public and staff training.   Due to this reorganization, regular on-site programming is currently not being offered at the Wildlife Resources Commission headquarters located on NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh, NC.

The Centennial Campus Center is located in the headquarters of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission-- a "green" building designed to limit environmental impact related to its construction and operation.  This sustainable structure is the first of its kind on campus and features:

      
  • Daylighting and energy efficiency
  • Earth-friendly building materials
  • Careful management of water and solid waste
  • Environmentally friendly landscaping
  • Active rain gardens and detention wetland
 

The Center has a 70-seat auditorium where visitors can view a 20-minute video with a timeline of changes in the Piedmont, from natural wildlife areas to suburban sprawl.

For Wildlife Facilitator Workshops view the Wildlife and Educator Workshops Calender

For program needs and desires please check the following sources:
City of Raleigh – Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department
Wake County – Parks and Recreation
NC Museum of Natural Resources
NC State Parks

           

Visitor Information

Address:
NC State University’s Centennial Campus
1751 Varsity Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27606

Directions:
Centennial Campus is accessible from Avent Ferry Road and Centennial Parkway, and is convenient to I-40.

Download map & directions here:
    Centennial Campus Map

    Google Map to Centennial Campus

GPS Coordinates for the Headquarters Building:
N 35° 46' 27.84"
W 78° 40' 42.21"

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:45pm

FOR WEEK DAYS FROM 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.

General Visitors and Program Participants:
Parking on Centennial Campus (PDF)

Special Needs:

 

 

Handicapped parking spaces are available in the parking deck behind our building on the top level of the deck. If you have special parking needs but do not have a handicapped parking pass, please call the Center for instructions at 707-0205.

 

 

Phone: 919-707-0205
Fax: 919-707-0210
Contact: Ann May, Program Coordinator

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:45pm

Admission to the exhibits is free of charge.  Contributions to the NC Wildlife Resources Education Programs support  opportunities for hunting and fishing programs. Click here for more information about programs that donations support and how to donate.

The sustainable building, exhibits and classrooms fully comply with ADA accessibility guidelines.  Paved sidewalks provide viewing access to the rain gardens and a wetland. The center is connected to an accessible greenway that links various natural habitats on Centennial Campus.