IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. -- This week’s Project Pet is all about Rescue Ranch, a gem in the middle of the beautiful countryside of Iredell County. Krissie Newman started this non-profit to educate kids about animals of all kinds and also teach them to respect and love the environment all around us.
The first thing that you may notice is Rescue Ranch makes learning fun for all their guests! It’s the foundation of their programs to be saturated in science, while following North Carolina curriculum, and provide a wide variety of experiences so even the most reluctant learners are engaged. There are rabbits, birds, tortoises, cows, snakes, lizards, pigs, horses and that barely scratches the surface. In all, there are 85 animals who live at the ranch, all ambassadors for the public to meet.
Through the month of October, Rescue Ranch is holding Fall Fun Days every Saturday between 11 am and 4 pm. Families can enjoy the farm, enjoying hayrides, games, food, critters and trying out a huge 9-acre corn maze that is sure to challenge the cleverest navigator. They light up the Corn Maze for the fearless adventurers every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6 pm to 10 pm! Even Krissie says she hasn’t figured it out yet, and she’s ventured into the 8-foot-tall corn several times.
They have oodles of programs for kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens and more programs in the planning stages. It’s not just about kids, though. You can check out all that they offer here.
Since Rescue Ranch is a non-profit, they keep these programs going with donations, and it’s easy to help out! Just visit their Amazon Wish List.