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Do you have retail management experience, as well as a love for the WNC Nature Center? Apply to become a Volunteer Retail Assistant at the Nature Center gift shop! We are looking for volunteers with retail experience who can commit to a long term service.

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             Talent, compassion, and dedication perfectly describe our latest Wild Hero, Chantae Shor.  She has been volunteering with the WNC Nature Center since September 2015.  Chantae’s invaluable expertise in filmography as well as a passion for wildlife and conservation have made her an integral part in the WNC Nature Center’s...

Last month the WNC Nature Center participated in the Candid Critters program, a state-wide citizen-scientist initiative through the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, NC State University and the North Carolina Museum of Life and Sciences. The program assists wildlife management and conservation by tracking which mammals are living in our state. 

The live "camera...

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Sue Massi- Small Mammal and Nature Lab Volunteer

Sue Massi has been volunteering with the WNC Nature Center for almost an entire year!  Once a week, Sue comes in to care for the otters, reptiles, amphibians, foxes, and the raccoon.  What inspired her to begin her adventure with us?  Sue used to live in New York where she...

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Are you looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift for the Animal Lover in your life? Spread the love with a gift from the Friends, guaranteed to win the heart of the...

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Here at the WNC Nature Center, we focus on the education and conservation of animals that are, or once were, native to Western North Carolina. From our river otters, Obi and Olive, to our American black bears, Ursa and Uno, the Nature Center is home to many different creatures. For various reasons many of our animals are unable to or do not know how to survive in the wild, and so the WNC...

The Friends of the WNC Nature Center has volunteer positions available!

Do you have an eye for detail, love nothing more than organizing, and enjoy helping your favorite local Nature Center?  Then come join the volunteer team!  The following positions are available now:

1.       Scrapbook Volunteer:  ...

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2016 is in the books and what an amazing year it was! We finished the year at over 134,000 guests, an increase of over 10%  from 2015. We also welcomed over 300 school groups! Click here for the recent coverage on WLOS.

This marks the 6th consecutive...

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“I hate possums!  They get into my trash and make my dogs bark!”  Many times while I have been tabling an event or doing an educational program I have heard this exact phrase.  In my position as the Friends of the WNCNC Americorps member, I’ve also heard how bears are a menace, why people hate squirrels at their bird feeders, how eastern mountain lions are not...

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Pearson moved to the area after farming for three years in South Carolina.  His intentions upon moving to Asheville were to begin volunteering as much as possible.  After discovering the WNC Nature Center, he knew this was the place to be!  Pearson began volunteering in April 2016 cleaning the educational birds’ habitats.  After getting to know the...

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