Tour of the Wildlife Center of Virginia

  • Saturday, June 20, 2015
  • Wildlife Center of Virginia, 1800 South Delphine Ave. Waynesboro, VA 22980
  • 20


  • $10.00 for PVAS members
  • $15.00 fee for general public

Registration is closed

What: Tour of the Wildlife Center of Virginia 

Where: Wildlife Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, VA 

When: Saturday, June 20, 2015 (Registration is required and closes June 12 due to logistics of tour registrations).

Time: Tour starts at 10:00 am (carpool will meet at 7:30 am)

*Cost: $10 for PVAS Members and $15 for general public

PVAS Trip Leader: Debbie Maiorano 

PVMN Re-Cert Eligible 

Join trip leader Debbie on a summer adventure to the Wildlife Center of Virginia for a guided tour, lunch at a nearby restaurant with an optional  afternoon drive or hike at Shenandoah National Park.

The Wildlife Center of Virginia was founded in 1982. It not only provides quality health care to native wildlife but also is a major teaching and research facility for veterinariansveterinarian technicians and volunteer wildlife rehabilitators. Since its inception, it has treated more than 65,000 wild animals, including more than 200 species of native birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. It has also trained a corps of wildlife medicine practitioners, who may now be found on the cutting edge of wildlife veterinary medicine around the world. In 2007, the Center received the National Conservation Achievement Award from the National Wildlife Federation as the Conservation Organization of the Year.

Meet trip leader Debbie at the Wildlife Center of Virginia for the 10:00 tour or meet at the Inwood Food Lion (exit 5 off of hwy 81) to carpool. Debbie will be in the back area of the Food Lion parking lot (near Route 51). They will depart at 7:45 a.m. in order to allow for traffic and a restroom break upon arrival.

Wildlife Center of Virginia Tour:

Learn about the Wildlife Center with a presentation by an educator, a video introduction to the indoor and outdoor hospital, and a close-up experience with a resident education animal. Finish with a tour of our outdoor raptor enclosures where you’ll see and learn about owls, hawks, and eagles. Program length is one hour.

The tour is held rain or shine. Half of the tour is inside and the other half is outside so dress in layers, wear sturdy footwear and bring along sunblock and bug spray. 


Those who wish to join the group for lunch can meet at the Blue Mountain Brewery.   

Optional Afternoon Drive or Hike at Shenandoah National Park:

After lunch, join the group for a short afternoon drive through the park or hike one of the trails. Carpooling is recommended as there is an entrance fee to get into the park (unless you are a member). 

Please contact Debbie Maiorano at if you are interested in the Shenandoah National Park drive through or hike.

The hike would be on an easy to moderate trail. Please bring along drinking water, a snack, sunblock and bug spray. Appropriate hiking shoes are recommended.  

Registration is required. Registration will close on June 12

*All fees for this trip are non-refundable. The trip will be canceled if less than 8 people register.

Please contact Debbie Maiorano at or 540-535-5145 with any questions you may have.

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