on Jun 24, 2013 12:38 PM • Views 2025

Previous outdoors classes have included quality time at nearby Lake Raleigh.

Media Contact: Beth Gunn
919-707-0205
beth.gunn@ncwildlife.org

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 24, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering free outdoors-related summer classes through its Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education in Raleigh.

The classes are open to the public but have some age restrictions, and require pre-registration on a first-come, first-serve basis. Equipment and materials are provided.

The summer schedule:

  • Youth Archery - July 17, 8 a.m.-noon, Eco Explorers for ages 8-10. Learn about archery, safety and the history of archery. Come prepared to be outside during the day. Bring rain poncho, water bottle and snack.
  • Adult Archery - July 19, 8 a.m.-noon, adults; ages 16 and older. Learn about archery, safety and the history of archery. Come prepared to be outside during the day. Bring rain poncho, water bottle and snack.
  • Geocaching - July 30, 8 a.m.-11 a.m., family, with 1 adult per 2 children. Learn about GPS units and geocaching, and then find “hidden treasures.” Come prepared to be outside during the day. Bring rain poncho, a water bottle and snack.
  • Geocaching - July 31, 8 a.m.-noon, Eco Explorers for age 8-10. Learn about GPS units and geocaching, then find “treasures.” Come prepared to be outside during the day. Bring rain poncho, water bottle and snack.
  • Geocaching - Aug. 1, 8 a.m.-noon, Junior Biologists for age 11-15. Learn about GPS units and geocaching, then find “treasures.” Come prepared to be outside during the day. Bring rain poncho, water bottle and snack.
  • Geocaching - Aug. 2, 8 a.m.-noon, ages 16 and older. Learn about GPS units and geocaching, then take the geocache challenge. Come prepared to be outside during the day. Bring rain gear, water bottle and snack.
  • Turtle Tracking - Aug. 14, 8 a.m. - noon, Eco Explorers for age 8-10. Learn how biologists use radio telemetry in field studies and then explore the woods and fields around the Wildlife Education Center to find live turtles that previously had transmitters affixed to them. Come prepared to be outside during the day, rain or shine. Bring rain gear, water bottle and snack.
  • Turtle Tracking - Aug. 16, 8 a.m.-11 a.m., family, with 1 adult per 2 children. Learn how biologists use radio telemetry in field studies and then explore the woods and fields around the Wildlife Education Center to find live turtles that previously had transmitters affixed to them. Come prepared to be outside during the day, rain or shine. Bring rain gear, water bottle and snack.

Sign up online here or call 919-707-0209.

The Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education is located on the first floor of the Wildlife Commission’s headquarters at 1751 Varsity Drive on N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh. Interactive exhibits at the center highlight Piedmont wildlife species and habitats. It is one of four learning centers operated across the state by the Wildlife Commission. Learn more at www.ncwildlife.org/enjoying.