Visits by families, interest and school groups can be arranged by appointment. At the centre the wild animal section is basically divided into three components. The hospital and rehabilitation sections are not for viewing. The permanent resident section includes those animals that are deemed unfit for release into nature. Housed in large aviaries, their important work is to provide visual knowledge of specific species to visitors. A kilometre-long self-guided stroll through the Acacia grassland habitat takes visitors through the centre. Alternatively, NARREC provides guided environmental education programmes for students from primary through tertiary level, as well as for in-service trainees.

Various articles and publications have been disseminated to schools and to the public in an attempt to inform and to raise awareness regarding issues affecting wild animals, more specifically, birds of prey (see Publications).

The rehabilitation and release of wild animals is of little use if the natural environment is not cared for. NARREC attempts to contribute to public awareness of the importance of healthy, biologically diverse ecosystems. To this end, various mitigating development strategies have been implemented at the centre: the centre is built with cement-reinforced stamped earth, is powered completely by solar photovoltaic, is suitably roofed for rainwater collection, makes compost and has a small organic vegetable and herb garden.

We offer the following formal programmes for educational purposes:

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Tertiary-level students
– Polytechnic of Namibia, UNAM and Bird Guiding courses
Birds of prey
  The forrmal classification
The identification problems
The physical structure
Hunting styles – food and feeding
Choosing of a field guide
Bird trapping and ringing
This programme is for a half day or a full day, together with the practical ringing exercise.

In-service opportunities :
NARREC offers 4-6 month placement opportunities for Namibian tertiary-level Nature Conservation students.

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