Raptors: Predators of the Sky
This all-day program provides the basic components for students to identify bird characteristics and the specific adaptations that make raptors unique hunters. We begin with students closely observing a mix of the birds from the Center’s Raptor Progam: live falcons, hawks, and owls! Then, during outdoor field studies, students experience raptor hunting, territorial and behavioral strategies, and learn about the role raptors play in a healthy ecosystem. Students get the opportunity to touch and hold artifacts: raptor feet, wings, and feathers. They also discover an owl’s nightly dinner menu through the process of pellet dissection.
Length: 4.5 hours (bring a bag lunch)
Fee: $11 per student
Minimum fee: $150
Number of student limit: 50