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Field Trip: Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center Program at Natural Bridge State Park

Join us on Wednesday, May 10th at 11am at Natural Bridge State Park for a wildlife education program presented by the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center especially for Raw Learning. We will meet at the Interactive Classroom at Natural Bridge State Park for an hour long talk from the SWVA Wildlife Center and their Animal Ambassadors at 11am. After the talk we will take a guided walk with a ranger to visit the Natural Bridge, have a picnic lunch, and explore the park with the option to hike the Cedar Creek trail and/or visit the Kids Discovery Area depending on what the group wants to do. Plan to spend the day together!

Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke is a non-profit (501(c)3) state and federally licensed veterinary hospital and wildlife rehabilitation facility that offers quality care and veterinary treatment to native wildlife of the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas. SWVA Wildlife Center offers off-site wildlife programs with the aid of their Educational Ambassadors, they share their knowledge of wildlife rehabilitation and conservation. Their Educational Ambassadors are formerly wild animals –  which due to various circumstances cannot be released. So, they now dedicate their lives to educating our community in southwestern Virginia. Meet the Educational Ambassador animals and learn more on their website

Natural Bridge State Park is located in Rockbridge County. The 215-foot tall Natural Bridge is a limestone gorge carved out by Cedar Creek. The park is more than just the bridge; beautiful forests and rolling meadows showcase the area’s karst terrain, and vistas of surrounding mountains and the James River valley display nature’s splendor. The park contains 7 miles of hiking trails including the Cedar Creek Trail. The Children’s Discovery Area is an outdoor experiential area for families to have fun enjoying nature. It includes a play space using natural features to engage children and immerse them in an outdoor environment of creative play.

Cost: $10/person ages 13+, $7/person ages 3-12 please pay through paypal
The cost includes admission and parking anywhere in the park as well as the wildlife program.

Where: Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway, Natural Bridge, VA 24578

Raw Learning is an educational non-profit organization with no religious or political affiliation. We have a focus on self-directed education and nature connection. We are an inclusive group, and welcome everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, economic status, or educational beliefs. Email with any questions.

Advanced registration is required. Register here.