To Book a Program
Bookings are subject to the availability of a trained program presenter. To request a program, call 205-663-7930, Ext. 4.
Guided Tours at AWC
This is a guided tour of AWC’s facility at Oak Mountain State Park. Learn about the work that happens every day at AWC and our role in the larger picture of wildlife conservation. Your group will also be given a Birds of Prey program with at least 2 glove-trained raptors
Recommended for all ages/grade levels. Plan for at least 1 hour with this option.
Begin your guided tour on the Treetop Nature Trail Boardwalk where your group will meet non-releasable raptors and learn the basics of raptor biology. From Treetop Nature Trail Boardwalk, your group will hike up to AWC with several stops along the way to learn about forest ecology and the various inhabitants of the forest ecosystem*. Once at AWC, you will be given a guided tour of the facility and a Birds of Prey program with at least 2 glove-trained raptors.
Recommended for grades 6-12. Plan at least 2 hours with this option.
* The hike to AWC from Treetop Nature Trail Boardwalk is approximately 0.3 miles
The Alabama Wildlife Center is a functioning rehabilitation center. To ensure the well-being of our sensitive wild bird patients, we request that groups provide adequate chaperones to ensure that tours are conducted in a quiet and orderly manner.
Suggested Student/Chaperone Ratio
1 chaperone for every 5 students
Middle & High School
1 chaperone for every 10 students
AWC Tour + Birds of Prey Program
For groups up to 25 people
For groups larger than 25 people
Treetop Nature Trail Hike + AWC Tour + Birds of Prey Program
For groups up to 20 people
For groups larger than 20 people
We bring the birds to your classroom, organization, or event!
This Birds of Prey program will teach students how to recognize raptors based on their adaptations. Students will review the basics of raptor biology and learn about behavior, training, and conservation. Additionally, students will learn many interesting facts about these amazing animals and will also get to meet at least 3 glove-trained raptors up close & personal.
We will adjust information given during programs to meet the needs of different grade levels. Programs last 1 hour including Q&A.
This is a great way to have AWC birds visit your event without a formal Birds of Prey program. We will set up a booth with information about the Alabama Wildlife Center. We will have interactive and educational materials on and around the table, and have glove-trained raptors that make periodic appearances throughout the duration of the event.
Events can take place inside or outside.
*For off-site program requests, additional travel fees may be applied.
Birds of Prey Program
If you’re interested in having AWC’s educational staff and education birds visit your organization for a Birds of Prey Program:
If your are interested in having more than one program presentation on a given day, the fee for each additional program:
Booth at Your Event
Half-day program or event (up to 3 hours)
Park Entrance Fees
Program prices do not include entrance fees for Oak Mountain State Park, which are paid separately upon arrival: