Carolina Raptor Center

Carolina Raptor Center

Carolina Raptor Center is a premier provider of environmental education to the Charlotte region and beyond. Our programs are designed to meet the National Common Core Standards as well as North Carolina Essential Standards for science education. Our philosophy of student engagement through meeting live birds of prey is particularly effective in transferring concepts in a wide variety of curriculum focus areas from physics to math to ecology and biology. We understand your science education curriculum requirements and have programs to meet your goals at every grade level. CRC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of birds of prey through avian medicine and outreach. Over 30,000 school children a year learn from our education programs onsite or in their classrooms.



  6000 Sample Road




Tiny Talon Tales

Program description

Let your students’ imaginations soar! Children will spread their wings as they listen to stories of raptors and see them come alive. Meet 2 feathered friends, hear a raptor-themed book, and explore a touch table full of feathers and fur.

Booking / scheduling contact

Program Registrar


Program detail
Artistic discipline: Storytelling
Cultural Origin: American
Program type: Assembly/Performance, Day Trip
Population served: Kindergarten, Pre-K
Subject: Science
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Year round

Available times:


Length of program: 30-45 mins
Space / technical requirements:

At least a 20′ by 20′ space

2 six-foot tables



Available at Carolina Raptor Center or your school

Fees / Ticketing:

Onsite Cost: $7.00 per person (adults and children), with a $154 minimum charge per program.
Please note: You are required to have one adult chaperone for every ten students attending the program. Because we require chaperones these adults are free. Other adults are included in the per person rate.


Offsite Cost:

1-24 miles away: 1st program $250. Adding one additional program is $100.

25-49 miles away: 1st program $350. Adding one additional program is $100.

50-74 miles away: 1st program $450. Adding one additional program is $100.

75-99 miles away: 1st program $550. Adding one additional program is $100.

100-124 miles away: 1st program $650. Adding one additional program is $100.

These prices cover a maximum of 50 participants attending each program. Assembly rates are available for up to 200 people.



NC Standard Course of Study:

Students actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding through the reading of a raptor themed book with an emphasis on owls or hawks. (RL.K.10)

Students confirm understanding of a read text by asking and answering questions about key details in the text. (RI.K.2)

Students participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about topics such as habitat, adaptations, and physical properties of objects. (RI.K.1)


NC Essential Standards:

This program helps students compare the characteristics of animals that make them alike and different by comparing different species of owls and hawks. (K.L.1)

This program helps students understand how objects are described based on their physical properties through the use of a touch and exploration table with wings, talons, feathers, animal tracks, and animal furs. (K.P.2)


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your program…
More than 10 business days prior: your deposit will be returned to you, minus a $25 administrative fee. Between 3 and 10 business days prior: you can apply your program deposit to a future program. Deposit can be held for up to one year from original program date.
Less than 3 business days prior: you forfeit your deposit.
If you fail to show for your program without notifying us, you will be charged the full program fee.