EVENTS

MARCH 2017




SPRING PEEPERS CAMP
March 18, 2017: 9am - 3pm at Wildlife Rescue Center • for 1st through 4th grade. Cost: $50 Register for Spring Peepers Camp Here
The trees are tweeting with the sounds of spring! Come learn new languages and discover what the frogs, birds, and squirrels are talking about. Play some wild games and create crafts from nature to take home. Explore the woods, waters, and fields, and see the animal care facility to learn about wildlife rehabilitation.

APRIL 2017




SPRING TAILS
April 9, 2017 • 11am - 4pm at Wildlife Rescue Center. Cost: Free with an item from the Baby Shower Wish List.
Reserve your time here. Spots are limited, so hurry for this wildly popular event!


Hop, waddle, and flap your way to Spring Tails at the Wildlife Rescue Center.
Learn about sharing your backyard with nature's families, meet domestic rabbits, and support the wild babies in care. Get ready for baby season 2017 at this festival-style event that runs from 11am to 4pm, on Sunday April 9th.
  • Peek behind-the-scenes at the largest of a wildlife rehabilitation center in the St. Louis region
  • Try your hand at crafts using garden-grown dyes and play games all about wild moms
  • Take a photo with our one-of-a-kind, naturally-inspired Ambassador Cottontail
  • Participate in a Natural Treasures Hunt on our trail and follow clues to amazing nature finds
  • Have an up-close critter encounter with a professional pet rabbit and learn from volunteers and staff that care for orphaned and injured native wild animals
The Wildlife Rescue Center treats over 2,500 wild animals every year. Most of the animals admitted for rehabilitation have been injured or orphaned by human activity. The Center is able to provide its services of rescue, rehabilitation, and release thanks to the support of our compassionate community. Through nature inspired education programs, the Center promotes environmental awareness and encourages the protection of our delicate ecosystems.

Bring your friends and family to a celebration of wild families!

JULY 2017




WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER'S ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
July 9, 2017: 10am - 4pm at Wildlife Rescue Center

Join us on Sunday, July 10 for the Wildlife Rescue Center's Annual Open House, from 10am to 4pm! Learn what goes on behind-the-scenes in an advanced wildlife rehabilitation operation. Admission is free, donations are appreciated!
  • Tour the rehabilitation facility!

  • Take a walk on the Nature Trail and see some wild neighbors that call the Center grounds home.

  • Visit with staff and volunteers, and learn about the mission of the Wildlife Rescue Center.

  • Meet more local nonprofit exhibitors and learn about the work they're doing.

JULY 2017




WILD CHILD SUMMER CAMP (5 DAYS)
For Ages 6-8 •  July 17-21, 2017: 9am - 3pm at Wildlife Rescue Center • Cost: $225 Register for Summer Camp Week 1 Here
For Ages 9-11 • July 24-28, 2017: 9am - 3pm at Wildlife Rescue Center • Cost: $225 Register for Summer Camp Week 2 Here

Experience nature like a wild animal at the Wildlife Rescue Center! Come explore our big backyard and see what the world looks like from a wild point of view. If you want to learn about your environment, you've gotta get your paws dirty!

Have you ever wondered what it's like to... ...rely on your hearing to find your way? ...build a home out of sticks and leaves? ...use camouflage to hide in plain sight?

As campers play through the day, they will engage their senses and become confident adventurers in their natural habitat. They will learn the stories of some of our wildlife patients and peek behind-the-scenes in the rehabilitation facility. This unique perspective promotes a harmonious relationship with native wildlife and links what we're learning about outside to the daily life of every explorer.

OCTOBER 2017




TAILS OF THE NIGHT

October 21, 2017: 5pm - 9pm at Wildlife Rescue Center • for All Ages • $6
Start your fall season right with this evening celebration of nocturnal animals!

Costumed night hikes, a campfire, and creepy-crawly fun make this event a yearly favorite. Make-and-take an eco-treat bag and head to the nature trail for Earth-friendly treats and treasures from nocturnal costumed characters with tales to tell. Have an up close critter encounter with a reptile ambassador and chat with Wildlife Rescue Center volunteers and staff. Take a spooky tour of our wildlife rehabilitation facility and go outside for some glow-in-the-dark arts and crafts. With so much to do you'll wish you were nocturnal too!

DECEMBER 2017




WILD WINTER CAMP
December 2017 • Thursday • 9am - 3pm at Wildlife Rescue Center • for 1st through 4th grade • Cost: $50
With the leaves off the trees and snow on the ground, winter is a great time to look for evidence of animal activity. Explore the woods, waters, and fields, and see the animal care facility to learn about wildlife rehabilitation. Campers will even help our wild patients and make chilly treats for the critters with nature's cold craft supplies!