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Camp Scholarships | Afterschool ProgramsConservation |
|  BioBlitz | Wildlife AmbassadorWildNet | Van Fund |

Camp Scholarships:

$250 allows a child without financial resources to come to one of our summer, intersession/track out or holiday week-long camps.  Over 99 children in Durham, Orange and Wake counties were able to come to a camp this year because of the generosity of people like YOU!  

Make a difference in a child’s life today and help them connect with nature!

After School Program Scholarships:      

$50 allows a child to attend an 8-week after school program 1 day a week at a local elementary school.  $120 sends the child to after school once a week for two hours at a local middle school.  These nature-themed programs get children outside exploring their school grounds and surrounding open space; one of the few times children actually spend times outdoors!  Your donation will make a lasting impression on these children with nature deficit disorder.  

Sixty-four children were able to participate through an after school scholarship at Creekside, Southwest & Forest View Elementary Schools and Githens Middle School in 2013/14 thanks to donors like you and grants from Durham County and Durham Public Schools.

School year 2014-15 has begun and we have entered a new level in our after school programming!  This year we will service 3 Durham elementary schools, Githens Middle School and Carrboro Elementary School in Orange County!  We need to raise $25,000 to fund all five school projects.  Check out our giving website and donate today!

Conservation Fund:

Donate to our conservation fund and provide monitoring equipment for our Box Turtle Study, such as GPS units, transmitters, telemetry units, thermometers, batteries, etc.  $550 buys a Reconyx trail camera, $300 buys a Garmin GPS unit, $20 buys a thermometer.  Donations will also go towards increasing our biological inventory of the park including purchasing trail cameras, digital cameras for recording species, memory cards and more.  We recently caught 2 elusive bobcats on our trail cameras.  Your donation helps increase conservation work at Piedmont Wildlife Center!

Bobcats at Leigh Farm Park


Wildlife Ambassador Fund:

Help feed and care for our wildlife ambassadors that help us educate the public at school programs, field trips, outreach events and camps!  $100 feeds 2 screech owls for one month or one barred owl for a month.  $50 helps feed Miracle, our infamous frizzled dove, for 1 year.

BioBlitz Fund:

You can help identify all of the plants and wild creatures that inhabit Leigh Farm Park once a year during a 24 hour BioBlitz!  The BioBlitz for 2013 took place on August 23-24 and over 300 species were identified and catalogued by over 25 scientists, and 215 citizen scientist just like YOU!!  Donations sponsored professional biologists in the fields of botany, dendrology, entomology, ornithology, mammalogy, herpetology and more!    Our generous volunteers used stereo equipment for announcing special species, port-a-johns for that call to nature, lighting after dusk and much more.  The park provides great habitat for threatened and endangered species, so help conserve them! Funds are needed for BioBlitz 2015 – YOU can help identify another 200 species!

WildNet (Wildlife Rehabilitation Hotline):

Wildnet is a wildlife rehabilitation hotline that is manned 7 days a week from 8am-8pm.  Volunteers are able to give the public immediate information regarding what to do with misplaced or injured wildlife, including referrals to local rehabilitators when necessary.  WildNet also teams up with local rehabilitators to provide financial support as well as donations of much-needed supplies.  $30 buys a non-electric heating pad great for transporting injured wildlife.  $20 buys formula for orphaned newborn wildlife.  YOU can help local wildlife in distress with your donation today!

Van Fund:

Help transport children from school and bring them to PWC for after school programs, field trips and more!