Wings of Wonder
This program presents an overview of winged animals with emphasis on raptors, ravens, crows, and bats. Students are encouraged to participate in activities that demonstrate such things as the anatomy of the bat, the intelligence of ravens, and the tools raptors use in hunting. In addition, Wild Wings brings live animals (a hawk, an owl, and a peregrine falcon) and other visual aids to stress the importance of winged wildlife in our lives. We focus on the special/unique roles these animals play in the environment such as pollinators, seed dispersers, pest controllers, and clean-up crew. At the end of the program, students are given the opportunity to ask questions to reinforce what they have learned and to help understand more about these amazing winged animals.
Raptors of the Rockies
Raptors of the Rockies is a one hour program that concentrates on the birds of prey found in the Rocky Mountain region, paying special attention to those birds found in Colorado. In this interactive program, we explore the tools and adaptations that different raptors use to be successful in the wild. The program features live birds – a hawk, an owl, and a falcon – all species that are found here in Colorado. Depending on the season, a flying demonstration may be included. This program concludes with a discussion on the important roles of these raptors in the environment.
Secret Lives of Owls
This one hour program takes the audience on an eye opening and fascinating journey as it explores the mysterious lives of the various species of owls found here in Colorado, from the very small to the quite large. Students learn about which owls make Colorado their permanent home and about those that are part time visitors. Throughout the program, students and audience members broaden their understanding of these seclusive yet remarkably successful raptors by participating in activities that focus on the awesome adaptations of owls, such as directional hearing, superior night vision, and silent flight. Live owls are presented during the program, making the experience real, fun, and enlightening.