Nature Center and Office of Wildlife Learning (OWL)
A 6,200 sq./ft 2 story building that provides a large classroom, public restrooms, food preparation room, bird housing room, mechanical room, wheelchair lift to the second floor, offices, meeting room, and reception area. In addition, two apartments for staff Naturalists are part of this building. • A tiered (non-public) weathering area provides an outside area for exposing birds to the natural environment. In addition to raptors, the Nature Center also houses reptiles, mammals, and arachnids. WBS also maintains a small collection of parrots that are utilized in our education programs that focus on the devastation of the world’s rainforests. Each with their own story, they help WBS Naturalists discuss the importance of the rain forests both globally and locally.
• Seven mews provide free-lofting facilities for raptors used in education programs.
• Attached to the front of the building is a Stage and Amphitheater that seats 250 people and vending soda machines. Access to this facility is provided by a carefully designed path with hand railing and lighting. There is also a paved special needs access trail is , equipped with handrails and lighting.