Our community programs focus on outreach that “closes the nature gap,” prioritizing programs bringing nature to people who have physical or economic barriers to accessing natural areas or zoological institutions where they would be able to easily view raptors. Funding may be available to offset the cost of some community outreach programs.
This program features anywhere from 2-5 birds and is best suited to a seated audience. Learners will discover what makes a bird a raptor, how raptors fit into their ecosystems, and how different types of raptors have different features depending on what, when, and where they hunt. Learners will get the chance to view each bird up close, hear their stories, take photos, and ask questions.
Meet and Greet Booth
Our most requested program is an informal meet-and-greet station where people can approach at will to see the birds up close and learn more about them. In these programs, educators and/or subpermitted docents introduce the birds and share a few quick facts about them. Booths feature anywhere from 1-3 birds and can include additional hands-on activities by request.
What better way to celebrate your birthday, anniversary, or company milestone than with our Raptor Ambassadors? We bring raptors to provide your friends, family, or team a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
All Programs Include
Minimum of 45-minute presentation
A live Raptor Ambassador
Trained, knowledgeable educators
Opportunities to take photos/selfies
Protective coverings for floors and cleanup
“HawkWatch helps to bridge the gap our youth and families may have with nature by bringing nature to them. They get the opportunity to learn and engage with nature in a way they may have been restricted from before. This accessibility to nature that HawkWatch provides is very valuable and important to create a positive relationship between our students and nature.”
Maisey HayesPromise South Salt Lake
“The HawkWatch presenters are so knowledgeable about the birds they bring, and they are great with our participants. The presenters change up the lessons to meet the needs of the audience with ease, ensuring that each of our individuals has an opportunity to learn about the birds.”
Shannon FournierWork Activity Center
“The live birds captured people’s hearts and delight as we witnessed the smiling faces, dropped jaws, and rapt attention of the attentive crowd. Your explanations were a quiet, respectful, and satisfying experience for everyone who stopped by.”
Barbara CameronPresident, Big Cottonwood Community Council
Free and Discounted Programs are Available Thanks to Support From
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Bring hands-on science education to underserved audiences