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


What is palm oil, and why we don't need it

10:20am-30 minutes-Location-Behind the gift shop-The palm oil industry has a negative impact on many species of wildlife from tigers to orangutans. Join our wildlife interpreter to discover more about palm oil and how you can help save these animals from extinction.


Wild Child Scavenger Hunt

11:30 am- 1 hour- Location: Behind the Gift Shop- Learn how to forage like a wild animal with Turpentine Creek's World Wildlife Day's scavenger hunt! An interactive game for the whole family to enjoy. Meet our Wildlife Interpreter next to Bam Bam's habitat to get started with your fun adventure!


Who goes there?

1:45pm- 20 minutes- Location: Behind the Gift Shop- Do you know which wild animlas do not belong together? Test your knowledge with our Wildlife Interpreter with fun guessing games, and learn about the different adaptations of wild animals.