What You Can Do!
Participate in one of our educational programs, lectures, workshops, experiences and adventures.
You will making the world a better place for raptors.
(All your donations for these programs and experiences are tax-deductible and AZ schools can use their AZ Tax Credits)
pre-K to 12; university and adults
Are you an educator who is looking for a different approach to your biology or environmental science curriculum? Invite our Flying Team for a visit!
Our programs are created using science-based knowledge and can be designed to your curriculum requirements. All programs are conducted by our Executive Director, Michele Losee, a raptor ecologist and educator.
Michele holds a current fingerprint clearance card
All programs finish with at least one live raptor on the glove and an informal Q&A session.
Below are just examples of programs that we offer so, if you have something really unique; we can make a teaching moment out of any ideas! In addition, all programs can be modified for university or adult level programs.
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.
Outreach and Public Events
Have a festival, outreach or corporate event you would like to make more interesting? Invite a raptor or more! Nothing inspires visitors more than seeing a live raptor up close.
These types of events are more tailored to your specific event/location so, please email us with any questions.
WE ALSO DO CAMPS!
RAPTOR & FALCONRY
As of February 14, 2019 the Flying Team is grounded in order to moult. They will be ready to go in the Fall! Stay tuned!
Are you visiting Northern Arizona or a local looking for something unique? How about experiencing raptors up close or falconry! Nothing compares to experiencing nature through the lens of falconry. Enjoy being outdoors, all the while having a raptor fly to your gloved hand. Even better is the privilege of witnessing how these secretive predators hunt in the wild through our falconry experience!
BASIC RAPTOR EXPERIENCE (1 hour) – This experience allows you to experience a free flying hawk up close all while learning about the natural history of their wild counterparts. (This is NOT hunting)
COMPREHENSIVE RAPTOR EXPERIENCE (2 hours) –
This is a hands-on learning experience using a free flying hawk. This is for those who would like a little more detail on the aspects of falconry. Learn a few basics about training a raptor to hunt cooperatively with a human. (This is NOT hunting)
FALCONRY EXPERIENCE (3 hours)
Join us in the field to experience falconry while witnessing a hunting raptor in the fields of Northern Arizona. During this experience you will join our male Harris Hawk on a hunt looking for rabbits.
What is falconry?
Falconry is an ancient culture that uses a trained raptor to catch game species.
Falconers are the original raptor conservationists. Many raptor species have been saved from near extinction due to the ancient knowledge passed down through many generations of falconers. Enjoy seeing the Peregrine Falcon, Bald Eagle or California Condor? Thank a FALCONER!
WEDDINGS (starting donation $500)
How about having a Harris Hawk be your ring bearer?! Our male Harris Hawk can deliver your rings to the best man! This would make your wedding truly unique. After the ceremony the happy couple can have photos taken with their special ring bearer and with the whole wedding party too! This awesome program includes a meet and greet at the reception for a half an hour as well. Your guests will not forget this wedding ever! Not to mention your guest can learn a little about raptor natural history and help support our mission in making the world a better place for raptors.
Please contact us for details and questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
If there is something that you need or if there is no availability, PLEASE CONTACT US! We can work together.
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