Located in Asheville, North Carolina, The Western North Carolina Nature Center connects people with the plants and animals of the Southern Appalachian Mountains by inspiring appreciation, nurturing understanding, and advancing conservation of the region’s rich biodiversity.

Today, the Nature Center is one of the primary facilities in Western North Carolina offering school children and adults opportunities to learn about and develop an understanding of their responsibility for this area’s native wildlife and habitats. The WNC Nature Center is home to sixty species of wild and domestic animals and hundreds of species of plants, all representative of this unique bioregion, the Southern Appalachians.

Site Sciences:
BiologyEcologyEntomologyEnvironmental ScienceHeritologyMammalogyNatural historyOrnithologyVeterinary MedicineZoology (invertebrate and Vertebrate)