Our Raptor Education programs last 60 – 90 minutes, and can be tailored to meet the needs of any age group. Live birds of prey accompany us in all presentations. We are available for schools, clubs, corporate events, fairs, outdoor camping events, private parties and many other venues. Program costs are based on a number of variables including distance traveled, number of participants and number of programs per day.
We offer 3 different learning tracks:
The Art of Falconry
Intertwined within all of our workshops are teachings on the human/bird relationship, the predator/prey relationship, and why it is important for students to care. We strive to inspire awe and wonder, show ways in which humans have impacted these animals, and what it might look like if we all took steps to help. All of our presentations can be tailored for students from 1-12 grade, as well as for adults.
This program gives an overview of the natural history of birds of prey.
• Habitat Loss
• Predator/Prey Relationships
• Our Partnership as Falconers
• Live Lure Demonstration
The Art of Falconry:
This program gives an overview of the history of falconry. Students will learn how through the love of these animals, falconers have been able to bring some raptors back from the brink of extinction. Topics include:
• The History of Falconry
• Predator/ Prey Relationship: The Balance in Nature
• Human/ Bird Relationships
• Adaptations – Hawks and Falcons
• What it takes to care for a raptor (Animal Husbandry)
• Training Birds of Prey
This program explores ways in which humans have impacted birds of prey. It teaches students about rehabilitation and ways in which they can help protect these amazing birds.
Wildlife Ethics and Rehabilitation Stories
Building Nesting Boxes
Proactive Strategies for Helping Raptors