Fall Camp Registration Open for Durham and Raleigh!photo 2 (3)

  • Wild for a day fall 2013Featuring: 
    Fall Harvest Camp
  • Way of the Cougar Camp
  • and Woodland Games Camp



 Wild Harvest: Bounty of Summer 8/29


An experience in gourmet wild cuisine


Abundant gourmet food is growing all around us in the wild! All we have to do is learn how to use it. This hands-on series covers wild food harvesting, processing, and cuisine. Gain hands-on experiences gathering and enjoying food from the wild. The first half of each class will focus on identifying and harvesting plants and the second half will focus on processing the wild materials into high end culinary delights. Anyone can talk about wild foods but true learning comes through direct experience. These intensives pick up where other plant walks leave off. They are highly recommended for anyone who is interested in understanding harvesting or preparing wild edible foods through personal, hands-on experience. Find out how you can bring home the best of each season.  A gourmet meal is included at the end of class.

Peace Tree Ceremony – September 12


Join celebrated visiting instructor Dr. Daniel Foor for a traditional earth honoring experience.

In this day of teaching and ritual, participants will learn foundational practices for relating well with the ancestors of the land, those who remain closely connected after death to a specific place.

Together we’ll consecrate a Mongolian-style peace tree as a living shrine to feast and honor the human ancestors of place. This tree will serve as an oboo or barisaa, one focal point for ongoing devotion and communion with the living Earth and ancestors in the Durham area.

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/896056727120073/

 Homeschool in the Wild – Fall Session


Our homeschool program follows a unique model for teaching and learning that is designed to engage the body and senses, inspire the mind, awaken curiosity, develop confidence, create community and connect with nature.

Registration is required prior to attending, there is not a “drop-in” option for this program.  The fall session will run on Thursdays from 10-3pm, with a half day option available.

September  24 – January 21 (Exact dates are September 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22; November 5, 12, 19; December 3, 10, 17; January 7, 14, 21)

September 24th is Open House Day for those of you that haven’t been to our Homeschool in the Wild before and want to try it out before you commit to a session or half-session.  Cost for the day is $35.00, registration is required.

Questions? Call 919-489-0900                                                                                                                  admin@piedmontwildlifecenter.org

Drinking Wild – Creative Mixology from Forage and Farm

Featuring: Wild Cocktail Recipe Contest in Downtown Chapel Hill

IMG_3014Monday, October 5, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

At TOPO Distillery – 505 West Franklin St.  – Downtown Chapel Hill

Fundraiser for Piedmont Wildlife Center

Tickets Available Online: Event Brite  

Learn to hunt the wild for fresh local flavors for your bar, coffee shop, restaurant or home kitchen with a tasting presentation of foraged herbs, fruits, roots and woods. Nibble and sip on local chefs’ taste creations showcasing North Carolina’s diverse wild pantry while discovering the secrets of safely and profitably sourcing from foragers to “flavor mine the wild”. Savor the flavors of the wild, help raise money for a great cause, enjoy an unforgettable night in downtown Chapel Hill and Enter our Wild Cocktail Recipe Contest for a chance to win prizes!


ymca-logo-redY-Guide Field Trips

These field trip programs aim to support Y-guides that wish to provide IMG_5166their students with quality nature education. We want to help you give youth the opportunity to learn about nature from a hands-on experience. In these programs, we will share in-depth knowledge and a sense of personal connection to form a foundation of inspired lifelong learning.

Visit the webpage to view special rates for y-guide groups!


 Fall Adult Classes – Coming Soon!

Visit the Adult Class page for more details!




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Join us for a WILD Birthday Party!

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Athena the Barred Owl

Birthday Parties at Piedmont Wildlife Center are unforgettable!

Your young nature lover will be in awe of our amazing wildlife ambassadors and have a blast playing games outside!

Call 919-489-0900 to book your birthday. We host parties year-round and we do have indoor space to escape the weather if needed.