Because every life matters and is intertwined, we strive to inspire awareness, compassion and coexistence so that we can improve the lives of animals, conserve the environment and create a better community.
PROGRAMS & PROJECTS.
Here at KWC we host multiple programs and projects throughout the year. Below is a list of our current and upcoming programs, projects, and events.
Rehab & Release
Here at KWC we recognize the importance of conservation and its roles in the lives of wildlife. We will be offering education projects to the community consisting of sustainable practices such as gardening, soil health, composting practices, and clean energy initiatives.
We provide educational opportunities, classes, and seminars to all ages. We believe that by instilling proper practices and habits we can help facilitate coexistence with Kentucky's native wildlife species. Our animal education ambassadors help us bring wildlife to classrooms and events. If your school or event would like the KWC to present, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The goal at Kentucky Wildlife Center is for the animals to be rehabilitated for release back into the wild. Stay tuned for updates and stories of the many different releases to come.
KWC Festival events/ Gala
KWC will be hosting its first-ever Gala to raise funds to help cover our expensive veterinary bills, cost of species specific formula, and organization development. We also perform an annual spring baby shower for newborns, and a fall festival event with local art, music, and food vendors.
This incredible project is a nationwide effort dedicated to raising the declining numbers of pollinator insects and birds. It is our goal to teach the community about the ecological importance of these gardens. These gardens act as waystations for species migrating south during the winter seasons. Monarch butterfly populations have rebounded due to these conservation efforts.
KWC provides internship opportunities for university students interested in developing their skills here. If you are interested in our Internship Program, please email us for more information at email@example.com
In order to better protect native wildlife, KWC studies the many various diseases, parasites, and viruses that directly affect the various species that enter our center. It is our goal to save as many native species from these ailments as we can in order to grow and maintain healthy populations. We never perform challenge studies. Our studies are strictly observational and occur during the rehabilitation process.
2020 Otter Enclosures
River otters are a critical species for Kentucky streams and rivers. KWC plans to build an extensive river otter habitat for our three education ambassadors whom are not able to be released into the wild. Enclosures will feature a live streaming application so you can watch the otters from your own home!
Update January 2021: Kentucky Wildlife Center has completed the otter enclosure. We are currently housing our four North American River Otter Ambassadors.