Our Feathered Friends – February 17

Saturday, February 17, 10:00 am

Join us when our guests, the Raptor Center from the University of Minnesota, come to share more about raptors, carnivorous (meat-eating) birds. The Raptor Center is an internationally renowned education facility that trains veterinary students from around the world to become future leaders in raptor medicine and conservation and it specializes in the medical care, rehabilitation, and conservation of eagles, hawks, owls, and falcons.

Based on the Minnesota and national science standards, this eye-opening educational experience is designed to inspire young learners to protect raptors and the environment we share. In this program, learners explore the difference in living and non-living creatures and the requirements we all need to survive.

Did you know that all raptors share at least three main characteristics: keen eyesight, eight sharp talons, and a hooked beak? Come see the three birds Raptor Education Specialists will bring to the Museum!

The Raptor Center was established in 1974 as part of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. It is an internationally-renowned education facility that rehabilitates around 800 sick and injured raptors each year, while helping identify emerging environmental issues related to raptor health and populations.

The Raptor Center also trains veterinary students and veterinarians from around the world to become future leaders in raptor medicine and conservation. In addition, the Raptor Center reaches approximately 150,000 people every year through its unique education programs and events.