Jerry and Jackie have between them over 35 years experience in public education and wildlife handling. They met at an animal park in 2003 over a baby skunk and have been together ever since. Together they have worked at theme parks, built private zoos, developed educational wildlife programs for school children and taught in schools. And together they strive to encourage children to explore the natural world in person and up close! They moved to North Carolina in hopes of creating their own special place to bring their love of nature and children together. They believe the only way to love something is to experience it. In 2006 Jerry and Jackie were married and had their daughter, Sophia Isolde. Sophia is the constant inspiration for providing amazing experiences for all.

"It's not enough to make the world a better place for our children, we have to make better children for the world"


The Phelps Family

One of Kind

Enrichment Programming