We will be at Red Rock State Park for Earth Day again!
The International Raptor & Falconry Center (IRFC) will be presenting the historical significance of 1970 and what that meant for the environment, endangered species and raptor conservation.
Join Michele Losee in the Amphitheater for a look into the past and explore the history of Earth Day, the Endangered Species Act and the role falconers played as the pioneers in raptor conservation. Beginning in the mid-1960’s, there was a movement to save imperial raptors such as the Peregrine Falcon and Bald Eagle that made 1970 one of the most monumental year for the Earth and its endangered species.
Red Rock State Park and IRFC came together on February 24, 2018 by installing an American Kestrel nest box in order to monitor and collect valuable data as well as provide a nesting pair a safe place to raise a family. The American Kestrel populations are in decline throughout North America and this nest box is one of many that will contribute to the science and natural history of this fierce, tiny falcon. In attendance is Finley, a male American Kestrel and he will be available for a Q&A session about this partnership.
IRFC will have a table with educational items, information and wildlife experts in attendance to answer questions. And the best part; there will be IRFC's flying team for visitors to see up close and ask questions!
Red Rock State Park website: https://azstateparks.com/red-rock/