The Raptors of Minnesota

This exciting program, based on Minnesota and national science standards, is a learning experience your group will not soon forget.  Our Susan Wilder Visitor Center was recently renovated and has now reopened to provide a dynamic, hands-on learning environment.

This program is ideal for groups or interactive family events. We explore the different raptors found in Minnesota and their role in the environment. Participants learn the three key features of all raptors and learn why they are different from other birds. We discuss the positive and negative impact humans have on our environment, and participants are inspired by some of our greatest environmental success stories, such as the peregrine falcon and the bald eagle. Finally, we learn about The Raptor Center and its important role in protecting raptors and the world we share. Everyone leaves feeling inspired and empowered, having learned specific things they can do to help protect raptors and the environment.

Program highlights:

  • At least one raptor education specialist
  • At least three raptors, such as a vulture, hawk, owl, or falcon
  • Hands-on teaching tools such as feathers, wings, skulls, and feet
  • Interactive questions
  • Programs can be modified to meet specific learning objectives upon teacher request

Audience age range and size:

The Raptors of Minnesota program will have content tailored to fit the age-levels of your group.

To schedule this program at The Raptor Center, a group size of 45 or less provides the best educational experience. Larger groups can be accommodated with some program modifications.

To schedule this program at your location, group sizes can be larger. 

Saturdays and Sundays

1:00 PM at The Raptor Center

This program is available first come, first served.  Fee is $8.00 for adults, and $5.50 for students and seniors (62+).  A tour of the Douglas Dayton Education Wing is included in the program.

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