Wings and Wildlife
Saturday October 6, 2012 from 10am to 3pm
Make some tracks and come to the Flint RiverQuarium for the 2012 Wings & Wildlife Festival on October 6, 2012! Whether scaly, feathered, slimy, or furry, we want to celebrate all of the amazing wild animals that fill this beautiful world. Enjoy the wacky sea creatures of a puppet show and a rolling showcase of exotic and native reptiles with your family. Help save a species by building a birdhouse, get up close and personal with a snake show and high flying birds of prey even learn about the “animals” in outer space! Enjoy good food, guided garden tours at Radium Springs, crafts, games, and more with this great, family-friendly, educational opportunity.
Prices listed do not include tax
The RiverQuarium is offering a special reduced admission price of
$1.00 off all tickets listed below. If you want to include a movie add
$2.00 to the price for the day.
Adult RiverQuarium - $9.00
Youth (4 to 12) RiverQuarium - $6.50
Sr. Citizen (62+) RiverQuarium - $8.00
College Student RiverQuarium - $5.50
Enjoy 10% off any family membership level or greater the entire weekend.
Except where additional fees are noted, all activities are included with
admission to the Flint
Snakes of Georgia Encounter and the Reptile
Presenter: Southeastern Reptile Rescue as seen on Animal Planet’s
11:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Free with Admission
Where: Show at Imagination Theater
Reptile Wagon in
This live reptile seminar is like no other with venomous and non-venomous snakes and alligators. Learn valuable but useful information such as identification, first aid and how to avoid being bitten as well as ways to better safeguard your property against venomous snake infestations. During the presentation, we recount adventures in past wildlife removal emergencies as well as many of the funny and crazy things that happen at Southeastern Reptile Rescue.
The Reptile Wagon is a custom built, thirty two foot enclosed trailer
equipped with over 20 exquisite display cages, housing a very diverse
group of reptiles.
Wild Wings Birds of Prey Show
Times: 12:30 p.m.
Cost: Free with Admission
In fulfillment of a life-long dream shared by two very close
friends, Dale Arrowood and Ed Carswell, Winged Ambassadors was founded
with a mission to promote environmental conservation, specifically
protection for the wildlife that we share the earth with, through a
uniquely designed program of education. Programs featuring some of the
very Birds of Prey responsible for long ago capturing the fascinations
of those two friends have now provided thousands of people in many
different communities the rare and exhilarating opportunity of coming
face-to-face with these breathtaking animals as they learn more about
them and the complex, important roles they play in supporting the
geographical ecosystems on which we all rely.
Circus Fanta-Sea Puppet Show
Bryan “That Puppet Guy”
Times: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m.
Where: Flint River Room
Atlanta-based puppeteer, Lee Bryan or "That Puppet Guy‚" is a
nationally recognized touring artist who combines live vocal
characterizations and songs with innovative puppet designs for wholesome
family entertainment. Constantly seeking to educate his audiences in the
art of puppetry, Lee's original stories and clever adaptations of
classic tales often incorporate multiple styles of puppets which are
demonstrated in his very popular behind-the-scenes demonstration
following each solo performance.
Build Your Own Birdhouse
Presenters: Home Depot
Times: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $5.00 per birdhouse
Where: Plaza of the Flint RiverQuarium
If you are looking to give a bird a home, come out and build one. Home
Depot will provide all the supplies necessary for you to help a bird.
You can build an Eastern Bluebird nest box or even build one for a
species of concern like the Brown-headed Nuthatch. You can also show off
your artistic flare by painting your bird house as well. You will even
get a special apron donated by Home Depot to use while you are hard at
Presenters: Southwest Georgia Master Gardeners
Times: 11:00 a.m., Noon & 1:00 p.m.
Where: Radium Springs
Join some of Southwest Georgia’s Certified Master Gardener experts in
the reopened Radium Springs Gardens. The Georgia Master Gardener Program
is an educational program offered through county offices of the Georgia
Cooperative Extension Service. Through this program, individuals are
trained and certified in horticultural and related areas.
These individuals, in turn, volunteer their expertise and services under
the direction of their County Extension Agent, to help others through
horticultural projects that benefit the community. Master Gardeners
bring the latest horticultural information and practices from the world
of research to their communities' landscapes and gardens.
Through the Master Gardener Program, thousands of people in the United
States and Canada have been trained as volunteers.
Zoo in Space
Presenter: Jim Friese
a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $3.50 + tax per person
Where: Wetherbee Planetarium at
Jim Friese has been interested in Astronomy as long
as he can remember. He became a serious amateur astronomer in 1997 and
began to volunteer with Thronateeska Heritage Center where he was
involved in restoring the Wright Flyer Exhibit. He became the Staff
Astronomer at Thronateeska in September of 2008 where he runs the
Wetherbee Planetarium shows and develops new programs like their Summer
Astronomy Series. We are glad this knowledgeable astronomer will be
guiding us through the night sky. He will talk about animal stars we
have in space and their stories from Greek and Roman Mythology. Learn
about constellations and how they are expressed in different cultures
under the sky in the planetaium.
Other Activities include: Animal Encounters,
Paint the Giant Mural, Alligator Feedings, Dive Shows, Imagination
Theater Movies, Interactive Children’s Activity Stations, Other Family
Sponsored by MillerCoors and Home Depot