Vacation Bird School

SARR offers Vacation Bird School (VBS), a five-day bird study experience for rising 5th-7th grade students during their summer vacation, high in the cool mountains of western North Carolina.  Students from Madison, Yancey and Buncombe counties, NC and visiting students from other states will take part in daily expeditions into the Big Bald habitat via the Appalachian Trail to explore the natural history and habitat of bird communities. Activities include literature readings, creative writing, applied arts, nest searching, bird banding and data collection techniques to help see, identify and understand birds and the ecology of the Southern Appalachian mountains.

VBS 2108 will be held July 9-13, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Tuition is $250.  Our base camp for the week is located in the Wolf Laurel community of Madison Co., NC.  Pick-up and drop-off in Mars Hill will be provided for students traveling from outer areas.  Scholarship funds are available to families in need of financial support, with priority given to Yancey and Madison Co. residents.

Click here for VBS 2018 Registration Materials



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