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


May31

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>

May31

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>

Jun05

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>

Jun06

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.

Jun06

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>

Jun06

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>

Jun07

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>

Jun07

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>

Jun12

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>

Jun13

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.

Jun13

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>

Jun13

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>

Jun14

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>

Jun14

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>

Jun19

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>

Jun20

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.

Jun20

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>

Jun20

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>

Jun21

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>

Jun21

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>

Jun26

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>

Jun27

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.

Jun27

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>

Jun27

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>

Jun28

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>

Jun28

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>

Jul03

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>

Jul04

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.

Jul04

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>

Jul04

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>