Posts Tagged ‘programs’

by , Director
I've been at the Museum sooooo long - longer than many of our interns have been alive. I do a little bit of everything as part of my job: care for the animals, work with the keepers and other staff, spend time with guests. Lucky me!
I spend a lot of time behind-the-scenes, or here after hours, but if you really want to see me, you'll have to sign-up for a behind-the-scenes program.

Behind the Scenes Programs

May 4th, 2014

About once, sometimes twice, each month we do special behind the scenes programs. These programs are really fun to do- spending extra time with some of the animals and some of our members is a special experience for everyone involved. A couple weeks ago at the bear behind the scenes program I challenged some adults to tattoo themselves and send me the photos. Thanks to Courtney (and Ro), below, for being my first takers. We had a fun night making enrichment for the bears and watching them work through the cardboard tubes stuffed with newspapers and food.

behind the scenes bears

A few months ago on a behind the scenes tour to meet our indoor animals, learn about diet prep and veterinary care, I was in awe of this little girl who was amazed by our kitchen and what we feed our animals. She let me take her photo to share with you all.

behind the scenes kid

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  1. Had a blast! It was such an incredible experience. Thank you.

    Posted by Ranger Ro

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by , Director
I've been at the Museum sooooo long - longer than many of our interns have been alive. I do a little bit of everything as part of my job: care for the animals, work with the keepers and other staff, spend time with guests. Lucky me!
I spend a lot of time behind-the-scenes, or here after hours, but if you really want to see me, you'll have to sign-up for a behind-the-scenes program.

October is here- an evening with the wolves is upon us

October 1st, 2012

October brings all sorts of nice things. Halloween, cooler weather, a new fiscal year, Pumpkin Patch Express, and a bunch of wolf stuff. 

 

October is when our wolves get their annual physicals and when wolf transfers tend to occur. Before our male wolf heads off to his new home, we’ll celebrate Wolf Awareness Week (October 14th-20th). We’ll be doing programs down at the wolf exhibit daily at 2 PM, but our special event is in the evening.  On October 17th you can join us for our Evening with Wolves.

Sign up now for this event. Space is limited. You can learn about the wolf transfers and get a last look at our male before he heads out to a new “zoo” the following week.

 

 

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  1. Wolf Howl is a super fun night!

    Posted by kimberly
  2. Wonderful…..

    Posted by islandladybug

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by , Keeper
Although a native tarheel, I came to the museum from Texas, where I taught Biology courses at a small college. In graduate school I studied the behavior and ecology of marine organisms (mostly crabs, lobsters and sea turtles).
You can find me in the Animal Department Monday-Thursday. Fridays I work for the Department of Innovation and Learning all day.

Birdapalooza

March 4th, 2008

!!!***Guest Blogger Keeper Jill***!!!


On February 9th, Birdapalooza offered a further glimpse into the world of birds and gave guests an opportunity to learn about native and non native species to North Carolina. Since birds are one of my favorite types of animals, I jumped at the chance to attend Predators from the Sky which gave information about birds of prey. The Carolina Raptor Center gave an excellent presentation about some of the birds they have rehabilitated and general facts about these raptors. We were able to see several types of birds up close, including Barred Owls and Eastern Screech Owls which we have right here on display in the museum.
The highlight of the day was a close-up program I was able to do with our Red Tailed Hawk, Misha. He is one of my favorite animals here and I love any opportunity to talk about him. Many of the guests seemed interested in asking lots of questions and at the museum we try to provide ample opportunity with our other “Meet the Keeper” programs.

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  1. Great to see Jill get in on the fun! Nice Post Jill!

    Posted by Troy Livingston
  2. thanx, Misha did a good job

    Posted by Jill

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by , Keeper
I have been working at the museum since 2003, and I feel fortunate to have a job where I can start my day with amazing animals surrounding me. I enjoy camping, hiking and rock climbing in my spare time when the weather is nice.
I work Tuesday through Saturday and spend a lot of time behind the scenes, but you might find me at a public program or feeding the farmyard animals in the afternoon.

The Benefits of Public Programs

February 18th, 2008

One of the many aspects of our job as animal keepers is to help educate the public. Programs are the best way to share information about our animals while also allowing us to talk about wildlife and the dangers that some species face today. In the process, these programs give us the opportunity to reach out and interact with our visitors so they can ask us questions that, unless through this blog, they would otherwise not be able to. The picture above was taken at the Black Bear exhibit during a Meet the Keeper Program ( the keeper is to the right in a purple shirt). These programs are held every day at 2:00 pm and rotate between the Lemur, Red Wolf and Black Bear exhibits. Along with learning about the different species, sometimes the keepers will also incorporate food or other enrichment items into the programs for both the animals and visitors to enjoy. When you’re here, look for the Meet the Keeper sign at the top of the boardwalk leading to Explore the Wild to find out where the program will be held that day.
This keeper is answering one of the visitor’s questions. What would you ask us? How much our biggest bear weighs? What it’s like to care for Red Wolves? You can ask right here if you want, or find out in person during your next visit.

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  1. Good idea to ask for people to ask questions here…Hopefully someone will take the bait!

    Posted by Troy Livingston

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