Educational Programs and Activities

Education For All Ages

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge has recently taken a step towards improving our supporters’ experience when visiting. Our new Education Program will allow our visitors a more immersive experience at the Refuge.

One of our goals at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is to help spread awareness about the exotic pet trade and the struggles animals experience in captivity and in the wild. It is through education that we can help protect exotic animals from facing abuse and neglect. While visiting Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, you can take a guided tour to hear our animal rescue stories, explore the self-discovery area, and participate in incredible educational programs. We offer a variety of programs about the animals that call the Refuge home and where they are found in the wild, species conservation, biodiversity, animal adaptations, and so much more. Whether you are a first time or returning visitor, school group, scout troop, or any special groups; we have something for everyone of all ages to see, do, and learn!

Look for these future opportunities while visiting Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge:

  • Weekly programs
  • Summer Day Camps
  • Workshops
  • Weekly animal myth busters
  • Special Wildlife Day programming
  • Volunteer Enrichment Days

Check out the calendar to see upcoming events and plan your next trip to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.

Programs and Events Details


Apr03

A Walk on the Wild Side

4:10-4:55<span> pm ~45 minutes ~ The last tour of the day may have left, but you still have time to tour around the discovery area. Join our Wildlife Interpreter as they lead the way talking about Turpentine Creek's history and how you can help us, help them. </span>

Apr04

Keeper Talk: Servals

<span>Join one of our knowledgeable animal care interns, Katrina, as she discusses the small but mighty, serval. Meet her in the Discovery Area at Hunter's habitat to learn more about these small African cats.&nbsp;</span>

Apr04

Keeper Talk: A Day in the Life of an Intern

<span>Join one of our knowledgeable animal care interns, Nathan, as he discusses what it's really like to be an Animal Care intern at Turpentine Creek. Meet him behind the Gift Shop at Bam Bam's habitat to learn all about what it takes to care for the animals that reside here at TCWR!</span>

Apr04

A Walk on the Wild Side

4<span>:10 pm- 4:55 pm ~45 minutes ~ The last tour of the day may have left, but you still have time to tour around the discovery area. Join our Wildlife Interpreter as they lead the way talking about Turpentine Creek's history and how you can help us, help them. </span>

Apr05

Keeper Talk: Big Cat Conservation

<span>Join one of our knowledgeable animal care interns, Chris, as he discusses the importance of big cats and the threats that face them in today's world. Meet him in the Discovery Area behind the Gift Shop to learn about how you can help big cat conservation.&nbsp;</span>

Apr05

A Walk on the Wild Side

4<span>:10 pm- 4:55 pm ~45 minutes ~ The last tour of the day may have left, but you still have time to tour around the discovery area. Join our Wildlife Interpreter as they lead the way talking about Turpentine Creek's history and how you can help us, help them. </span>

Apr10

A Walk on the Wild Side

4:10-4:55<span> pm ~45 minutes ~ The last tour of the day may have left, but you still have time to tour around the discovery area. Join our Wildlife Interpreter as they lead the way talking about Turpentine Creek's history and how you can help us, help them. </span>

Apr11

Keeper Talk: Rhesus Macaques

<span>Join one of our knowledgeable animal care interns, Shelby, as she discusses rhesus macaques. Meet her in the Discovery Area beside Goober's habitat to learn all about Goober, the only monkey that calls Turpentine Creek home.&nbsp;</span>

Apr11

A Walk on the Wild Side

4<span>:10 pm- 4:55 pm ~45 minutes ~ The last tour of the day may have left, but you still have time to tour around the discovery area. Join our Wildlife Interpreter as they lead the way talking about Turpentine Creek's history and how you can help us, help them. </span>

Apr12

Keeper Talk

<span>Join our knowledgeable animal care interns as they discuss all aspects of the Refuge ranging from species information, interning at Turpentine Creek, and how you can help wildlife. These talks will be held in our discovery area behind the gift shop.&nbsp;</span>

Apr12

A Walk on the Wild Side

4<span>:10 pm- 4:55 pm ~45 minutes ~ The last tour of the day may have left, but you still have time to tour around the discovery area. Join our Wildlife Interpreter as they lead the way talking about Turpentine Creek's history and how you can help us, help them. </span>

Apr17

A Walk on the Wild Side

4:10-4:55<span> pm ~45 minutes ~ The last tour of the day may have left, but you still have time to tour around the discovery area. Join our Wildlife Interpreter as they lead the way talking about Turpentine Creek's history and how you can help us, help them. </span>

Apr18

Keeper Talk

Join our knowledgeable animal care interns as they discuss all aspects of the Refuge ranging from species information, interning at Turpentine Creek, and how you can help wildlife. These talks will be held in our discovery area behind the gift shop.

Apr18

Keeper Talk

<span>Join our knowledgeable animal care interns as they discuss all aspects of the Refuge ranging from species information, interning at Turpentine Creek, and how you can help wildlife. These talks will be held in our discovery area behind the gift shop.&nbsp;</span>

Apr18

A Walk on the Wild Side

4<span>:10 pm- 4:55 pm ~45 minutes ~ The last tour of the day may have left, but you still have time to tour around the discovery area. Join our Wildlife Interpreter as they lead the way talking about Turpentine Creek's history and how you can help us, help them. </span>

Apr19

Keeper Talk

<span>Join our knowledgeable animal care interns as they discuss all aspects of the Refuge ranging from species information, interning at Turpentine Creek, and how you can help wildlife. These talks will be held in our discovery area behind the gift shop.&nbsp;</span>

Apr19

A Walk on the Wild Side

4<span>:10 pm- 4:55 pm ~45 minutes ~ The last tour of the day may have left, but you still have time to tour around the discovery area. Join our Wildlife Interpreter as they lead the way talking about Turpentine Creek's history and how you can help us, help them. </span>

Apr24

A Walk on the Wild Side

4:10-4:55<span> pm ~45 minutes ~ The last tour of the day may have left, but you still have time to tour around the discovery area. Join our Wildlife Interpreter as they lead the way talking about Turpentine Creek's history and how you can help us, help them. </span>

Apr25

Keeper Talk

Join our knowledgeable animal care interns as they discuss all aspects of the Refuge ranging from species information, interning at Turpentine Creek, and how you can help wildlife. These talks will be held in our discovery area behind the gift shop.

Apr25

Keeper Talk

<span>Join our knowledgeable animal care interns as they discuss all aspects of the Refuge ranging from species information, interning at Turpentine Creek, and how you can help wildlife. These talks will be held in our discovery area behind the gift shop.&nbsp;</span>

Apr25

A Walk on the Wild Side

4<span>:10 pm- 4:55 pm ~45 minutes ~ The last tour of the day may have left, but you still have time to tour around the discovery area. Join our Wildlife Interpreter as they lead the way talking about Turpentine Creek's history and how you can help us, help them. </span>

Apr26

Keeper Talk

<span>Join our knowledgeable animal care interns as they discuss all aspects of the Refuge ranging from species information, interning at Turpentine Creek, and how you can help wildlife. These talks will be held in our discovery area behind the gift shop.&nbsp;</span>

Apr26

A Walk on the Wild Side

4<span>:10 pm- 4:55 pm ~45 minutes ~ The last tour of the day may have left, but you still have time to tour around the discovery area. Join our Wildlife Interpreter as they lead the way talking about Turpentine Creek's history and how you can help us, help them. </span>

May01

A Walk on the Wild Side

4:10-4:55<span> pm ~45 minutes ~ The last tour of the day may have left, but you still have time to tour around the discovery area. Join our Wildlife Interpreter as they lead the way talking about Turpentine Creek's history and how you can help us, help them. </span>

May02

Keeper Talk

Join our knowledgeable animal care interns as they discuss all aspects of the Refuge ranging from species information, interning at Turpentine Creek, and how you can help wildlife. These talks will be held in our discovery area behind the gift shop.

May02

Keeper Talk

<span>Join our knowledgeable animal care interns as they discuss all aspects of the Refuge ranging from species information, interning at Turpentine Creek, and how you can help wildlife. These talks will be held in our discovery area behind the gift shop.&nbsp;</span>

May02

A Walk on the Wild Side

4<span>:10 pm- 4:55 pm ~45 minutes ~ The last tour of the day may have left, but you still have time to tour around the discovery area. Join our Wildlife Interpreter as they lead the way talking about Turpentine Creek's history and how you can help us, help them. </span>

May03

Keeper Talk

<span>Join our knowledgeable animal care interns as they discuss all aspects of the Refuge ranging from species information, interning at Turpentine Creek, and how you can help wildlife. These talks will be held in our discovery area behind the gift shop.&nbsp;</span>

May03

A Walk on the Wild Side

4<span>:10 pm- 4:55 pm ~45 minutes ~ The last tour of the day may have left, but you still have time to tour around the discovery area. Join our Wildlife Interpreter as they lead the way talking about Turpentine Creek's history and how you can help us, help them. </span>

May08

A Walk on the Wild Side

4:10-4:55<span> pm ~45 minutes ~ The last tour of the day may have left, but you still have time to tour around the discovery area. Join our Wildlife Interpreter as they lead the way talking about Turpentine Creek's history and how you can help us, help them. </span>