Located near Brevard alongside the Davidson River, the wildlife education center offers free admission and a busy schedule of hands-on programs and conservation activities. The center features five large aquariums representing different aquatic habitats as well as nature trails and a neighboring fish hatchery.
There is a long list of openings for volunteers, which include maintenance and garden help, visitor greeters and wildlife educators. Many of the posts require no previous experience. Hours of operation through November are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
828.877.4423 or www.ncwildlife.org.