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The Festival will still go on, rain or shine! There are tents set up throughout the grounds to provide shelter, and some indoor spaces as well. We don’t expect it to rain all day — it is more likely to happen later in the afternoon.

See you there!


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:

Friday, April 1st is the deadline for submissions. Enter your photo(s) by 5pm to be eligible!

Have an eye for photography? Show us what you can do in our 2nd Annual Photo Contest!  In celebration of National Wildlife Week (March 13-20), we are holding a contest featuring digital photos of native wildlife, people interacting with nature, and natural habitats. The contest is open for submission as of today! You can enter as a Youth (ages 15 and under) or an Adult (ages 16 and older). The complete rules and regulations can be found here. To enter, fill out and submit this form, and email your photo submissions to the email address you are given once you complete the form.

There will be a total of six winners (three categories in each of the two age groups). Prizes are donated from a variety of local retailers of outdoor products, including REI and Wild Birds Unlimited. Winners will be announced at the end of April, and their winning submissions will be displayed prominently at this year’s Festival for Wildlife on May 14th.

To see last year’s submissions, check out the Adult category and the Youth category.

Happy photo taking!

Deadline for submissions is April 1st.

This contest is listed at

On Groundhog Day, February 2nd, California Pizza Kitchen is hosting a fundraising day for Piedmont Wildlife Center. Just print out this flier and bring it with you to the California Pizza Kitchen at Southpoint Mall, and 20% of your check will be donated to PWC. Take the whole family!

And if you come to California Pizza Kitchen for dinner that same evening, you’ll get to see us draw the winner for the Hot Air Balloon Ride Raffle! There’s still time to buy a ticket for the raffle—one for $10, three for $25. Send a check to PWC at 364 Leigh Farm Road, Durham, NC 27707 or call our office at 489-0900 and give credit card information. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy a hot air balloon ride for two! You can choose from 150 locations nationwide. Take the ride close to home or while on vacation! Fully transferable—makes a fantastic gift! Ticket can be used anytime in the next 12 months.

See you on Groundhog Day!

Groundhog eating pizza!

Make a one-time or recurring donation of any amount to help support PWC's mission

Piedmont Plant Circle

Join a new, ongoing program at PWC! Click the picture to find out more.

Find an Injured Animal?

Steps to save injured animals

364 Leigh Farm Road
Durham, NC 27707

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