School programs pre-K to 12th grade
We offer a variety of options…using PowerPoint and a live raptor on a glove
Education programs can be tailored to the wishes and objectives of the requesting school. All programs finish with a live raptor on the glove and an informal Q&A session. Upon request, raptor themed activities such as puzzles, quizzes, crafts, or coloring pages can be sent digitally. All of these programs can be adapted for university or adult lectures as well.
RAPTOR BIOLOGY – This program explores raptor anatomy using replica skeletal parts and photographs of different species to show the variances among raptor species based on their survival strategies used in the wild. Dissecting and examining feathers and raptor pellets is always a favorite way to demonstrate the unique biology of raptors.
RAPTORS AND PEOPLE – This program focuses on how humans impact raptors and discussing ways the students can help raptors in their everyday lives is an excellent way to develop good environmental stewardship.
WHERE RAPTORS LIVE – This program focuses on where raptors live and why all over the world. Topics covered are habitat characteristics and prey choices as well as hunting style used by various species based on prey, land cover and flight anatomy. A guided tour of species distribution and conservation status can be included if time permits.
FALCONRY-THE GENESIS OF RAPTOR CONSERVATION – This program encompasses the history of falconry and the rarely known fact that falconers pioneered the raptor conservation we know today. This is a great program for older students as well as adults that touch on a facet of topics such as biology, governmental policy, history and cultural heritage. A truly interdisciplinary approach to why we are fortunate enough to enjoy raptor species such as the Peregrine Falcon.
OUR DONATION STRUCTURE
45mins/1 raptor – Base donation of $65 up to 40 students, over 40 students $8 per student.
60mins/2 raptors - Base donation of $80 up to 40 students, over 40 students $8 per student.
90mins/1 raptor - Base donation of $130 up to 40 students, over 40 students $8 per student
120 mins/ 2 raptors - Base donation of $160 up to 40 students, over 40 $8 per student
If outside the 25-mile radius of Flagstaff, .50 per mile for additional travel costs
These funds help offset the costs of caring for our birds and expenses associated with conducting programs.