Owls: Designed for Darkness
Do all owls hoot? Do all owls eat mice? The owl ambassadors and staff of Schlitz Audubon answer these and other questions as they provide first-hand encounters with these rarely seen raptors. Students explore the adaptations that make owls successful predators of the night and interact with artifacts. Your class gains an appreciation for their nocturnal neighbors and the invaluable role they play in the ecosystem. The Raptor Educator facilitating the experience can tailor the program to focus on a theme of adaptations, habitats, feathers, flight, or a topic specific to your classroom.
Owl pellet dissection is a fun hands-on way for students to take their learning to the next level. This activity encourages cooperation, reasoning, observation, and patience. Pellets can be purchased at a cost of $3 each. A Raptor Educator will guide the 30-minute dissection for an extra fee of $50.
Length: 1 hour
Fee: $275 (Owl pellet dissection available for additional fee)
Minimum fee: $275
Number of student limit: 90