Southern Appalachian Raptor Research will offer Vacation Bird School (VBS) July 8-12, 2013. VBS is a `bird-brained’, science day-camp providing an intensive and fun immersion into the ecology of breeding birds, using their habitat as an outdoor classroom. Our home base this year is Hampton Creek Cottage in the Pisgah National Forest. Daily expeditions to Big Bald Mountain will explore the science and natural history of bird communities using field guides, binoculars and bird banding. Classroom sessions will use literature readings, creative writing and applied arts to better understand the role of birds in mountain ecology. Rising 5th-7th graders are encouraged to apply! Limited scholarships available. Click here for registration materials. Please contact us with any questions you have.