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Want to wake up each day excited for a new experience with children in nature?  Want to explore leadership and truly make a difference? We are now hiring Creative Counselors for Summer Staff positions at our nature day camp.  Positions run June-August. Some week to week positions also available.

Experience with children is required.  Background in nature study and/or outdoor skills is preferred.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:


The schedule for our spring season classes are now posted on our website.  Don’t miss these opportunities to connect with nature and with a wonderful community.  This spring, we will be teaching both field natural history and survival skills classes.  The classes begin with an Owl Prowl this coming Saturday, January 8th. We are hosting classes most weekends from January through May.

In addition to these classes, we are also hosting a monthly Plant Circle where we will study plant medicine, edible plants, and plant lore. We will work on applied projects and learn about the botany of our area as the plants grow and change through the seasons.

Please come join us for our adult programs and deepen your nature connection in the New Year!

We hope that you will join us this winter and spring for outdoor wilderness exploration, community and fun.

We have opened registration for the following programs:

Take a peek at the sneak preview of our Spring Adult Weekend Classes.  The new adult classes begin in January.  Topics  include: Winter ecology, Native traps and weapons, Survival skills, Edible plants, Stories and lore of plants, Owl prowls and more.

Take a preview of our summer camp schedule. This coming summer, we are introducing four new camp themes and we are continuing many of our old favorites.  Our new themes include:  a camp that celebrates ancient primitive skills and culture, a camp that shares valuable outdoor skills step by step,  an all-girls wilderness camp, and a camp for practicing stealth and silent motion in the woods. In addition to our regular age groups, we also have teen adventure camps running for several weeks of the summer. We are already looking forward to all of the adventures to come.

Stay tuned for other announcements of new programs just on the horizon.  We are about to unleash adult and family weekend campouts, afterschool programs and more. Please contact us if those ideas interest you or if you have another idea that you would like to share with us.

We hope to see you soon at the wildlife center.  In the meantime, we hope that you will get out and celebrate the beauty of the winter season with your friends and family.

Did you know that Piedmont Wildlife Center is currently involved in a number of local wildlife and habitat conservation projects that have never been publicized?  We have just posted a new page describing each of these projects.  Several of them are being announced for the first time today!  Here are some highlights:

  • Eastern Box Turtles are on the decline!  Find out what Piedmont Wildlife Center is doing to help!
  • What species live in your neighborhood? How many can you name? We have been tracking the animals that live near the center.  Some of them might surprise you!  We have just shared some of our findings from the Biological Inventory Project that we are conducting on the land surrounding Leigh Farm Park.
  • We have started an Articles page where we will be sharing information about the species of our area.  This is the beginning of a long term resource for the community where you can go to learn about wildlife issues, nature conservation, animal behavior and more.
  • Nestboxes, compost bins, recycling and more! Learn how Piedmont Wildlife Center is adopting environmental practices in our office and beyond
  • Find out about our Conservation Garden Project and how we are restoring biodiversity to the landscape around us.

We hope that you will find these links a helpful way to learn about wildlife and stay current with our activity here at Piedmont Wildlife Center. From here on, our new Conservation page can be found in the topbar menu above.

Visit often to find new articles, wildlife information and updates on all of our ongoing projects!

Piedmont Wildlife Center is pleased to announce our Fall Programs!  We are offering nature experiences this autumn for people of all ages.  If you are a child, teen or adult, we have a program for you.  Please visit our new and redesigned Program page. The page is now located at the top bar of this site.

Our Fall programs for kids this year include two new offerings!  We now have Wild for a Day, a teacher workday program for kids on school holidays, and NightCrawl, a special after-dark  games event for kids and teens coming this October. We also have our regular Fall Camps for kids on fall and winter break and for track-out students from Wake county.  If you do not see a camp offered when your child is off school, please let us know.  We may be able to add a camp or teacher workday to our list.

Piedmont Wildlife Center’s Adult Nature and Survival classes are listed from now through December.  Some of these weekend classes are beginning to fill but we still have room available.  Sign up to learn more about fungi, animal tracking, medicinal plants, nature mentoring,  and many other topics. These experiential classes are designed for people of all levels of learning.  We welcome you to come, bring your questions and your curiosity, and steep your senses in the natural world.

We have now launched a new resource for everyone who shares a passion for learning about nature.  Piedmont Naturalists Journal is a new and expanding site where you can post your observations of the natural world and learn more about our local plants and animals.  The journal includes a Nature Mystery page which will be a frequently rotating set of challenges for all nature enthusiasts.  Come to solve our mystery or post one of your own!

We hope you come celebrate the beauty of Autumn with us this year!

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364 Leigh Farm Road
Durham, NC 27707

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