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AWR meet ups are actually live raptor education presentations that The American Wildlife Refuge (AWR) does for the public and are attended by quite a few people. The events are often part of a larger event hosted by someone who asks us there. The larger events sometimes have fees, and sometimes do not. Those fees, if any, are listed in the meet up description of the individual meet up.

Many of the AWR meet ups are refuge volunteers standing in front of a large crowd and talking, and others are us set up in a festival somewhere and people walking by and learning about the birds.

We also have classes and cover dish events that are more like the 'classic meet up' events, where no one but the group is involved. The majority of our meet ups are presentations about our birds to the public.

The American Wildlife Refuge is a raptor rescue and nature education center. Our (501c3) all volunteer charity holds one of only 22 Raptor Rehab licenses in North Carolina. We rescue Eagles, Hawks, Owls, Falcons, Kites, Vultures, and Blue Herons.

We have a small flock of non releasable birds we bring to locations for educational presentations and charity shows. We also teach about the birds in nature, and in rehab with our live ambassadors.

This group will be a way for volunteers and friends of the refuge to find out about events and to join us in helping these magnificent animals. If you join this group, you are a friend of the refuge. If you want to volunteer, you need to contact one of the organizers and they will help you.

Upcoming events (4)

Wake Forest Dirt Days

wake forest

Join Blinky and Speedy as we help wake forest celebrate Dirt days. We will have a space where people can come up and get their kids shots with the owls. This is a free family event!

Jordan Lake and NC Wildlife Fishing Fiesta *Free Family Event!*

Jordan Lake State Park, White Oak recreation area

We will be set up with Snoopy and Princess in The 2018 Fishing Fiesta. The Fiesta is more than just fishing (Obviously!) it is all about outdoor and wildlife with over 100 volunteer groups showing up with displays for Earth day! From the Jordan Lake website: The Family Fishing Fiesta will feature more than a dozen hands-on activities where participants can fish (loaner fishing rods and free bait are available), try paddling a canoe with Haw River Canoe and Kayak Co., learn about lures with the NCSU Student Fisheries Society and more. Students can chat with conservation and law enforcement professionals about careers in natural resources, and see the research vessels used for their work.

Umstead Run / Walk for the Park *Free Family Event!*

This is a festival event style fund raiser for Umstead Park. We will be set up there with our owls and answering questions to those who come by. This is a free to visit event, but the run / walk has a fee if you participate in it.

Bunn Fun Day **Free Family Event**

Bunn NC

We will have a few of our birds at this public festival in Bunn NC ( between Wendell and Louisburg NC) "The fourth-annual Bunn Fun Day is scheduled for April 21, 2018, 10am-4pm. Join the fun on Railroad Street in downtown Bunn NC. This is a day to relax, have fun, visit with community members, and kick back and relax — or step up and dance. Live music by The Brake Tyme Band — “music for young and old, beach, soul and rock & roll.” Craft vendors will offer a variety of local, handmade goods and unique items. A few vendor spots remain open. Care is taken to avoid duplicating vendors. Vendors already signed up will be offering: homemade candles, Scentsy, Mary Kay, Thirty One, flags, jewelry, and more. For the few remaining spaces, the town encourages vendors whoo makes soaps, homemade wood crafts, and unique crafts to apply. Entertainment includes Jugglers and a Magician, Laser Tag, inflatables for the children, door prizes, and more. Tasty foods planned include tacos, burgers, chicken plates, and other treats. (there is a cost for food)

Past events (185)

Wild Birds Unlimited (Cary Store)

Wild Birds Unlimited

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