Bring the Whole Crew to ECU Day at Sylvan Heights Bird Park!

What’s a Pirate without a parrot? ECU alumni and friends now have an exciting opportunity to get up close and personal with birds of all kinds, courtesy of the East Carolina Alumni Association.

Join us for ECU Day at Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Scotland Neck, NC on Saturday, April 18, which is also Earth Day! This is another event in our Bring the Whole Crew series of social events, so alumni are encouraged to bring their friends and family members including children. Special pricing is available for alumni association members and their guests. For more information about registration fees and to register, click here.

ParrotBring your whole crew for a close look at more than 2,000 ducks, geese, swans, owls, flamingos, parrots, peacocks, and other exotic birds from around the world in walk-through aviaries throughout the 18-acre facility.

Registered participants will receive a private behind-the-scenes tour of the Avian Breeding Center from Brent Lubbock ’03, the park’s membership and development manager and an ECU graduate. This tour will only be given to those participating in ECU Day! The breeding center is home to more than 170 species of birds and cares for more than 1,000 hatchlings each year. Another special presentation will cover “Science at Sylvan” by Assistant Curator Dustin Foote.

When not on the tour or at the science presentation, participants can access all the park’s exhibits like the interactive Landing Zone, the Wetlands, the Bird’s Nest Treehouse, and the Beaver Pond Blind. Plus, enjoy special Earth Day activities throughout the day. Don’t forget to wear your purple and gold to show you’re part of our crew!

For more information, call 252-ECU-GRAD (252-328-4723).

By Jackie Drake

Photo used with permission from Sylvan Heights Bird Park. Click here to see more photos.

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