Life of Owls / Life of Raptors

Time: 45-60 Minutes

Grades: 3-12


If your students love avian predators, this is the program for you! This engaging program is all about birds of prey or owls. You can choose Life of Raptors to learn about eagles, falcons, hawks, vultures, and owls... or choose Life of Owls to focus on the snowy owl, great-horned owl, and Northern saw-whet owl. Either way, we promise you a great class with lots of feathery fun!

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Life of Owls / Life of Birds of Prey:

Birds of prey have long been a source of inspiration for humans. When you request this program, you can specify whether you want to learn about all different kinds of raptors or focus on owls. If you pick our Life of Raptors program, we will look at different birds of prey that live in Wyoming. Your students will learn about birds like golden eagles, bald eagles, kestrels, red-tailed hawks, turkey vultures, and great-horned owls!

For each of the raptors we see, we’ll learn about the habitat(s) they live in, their unique prey species, and their special adaptations for survival. We’ll also see skulls and full bird mounts for the birds we discuss!

If you decide you want to learn all about owls, we will take an in depth look at some of the owls that live in the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains. We’ll learn about what makes owls special, from their hearing, to their eye sight, to many of their other unique adaptations. Then, we’ll look at three of the owl species you can find in Wyoming: the snowy owl, the great-horned owl, and the Northern saw-whet owl. Your students will also see skulls and full mounts for these birds!

Birds of prey are amazing animals and superb hunters. Request a program today to learn more!

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