Learn what you can do to help eagles, owls, hawks and falcons survive in Nebraska in a special program presented by Raptor Recovery Nebraska at Hastings Museum.
A Raptor Recovery Nebraska volunteer will lead the presentation on Thursday, March 21, 2013, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Live raptors will be on hand for this free program for school children!
These birds of prey are an important link in the intricate food web and help maintain a necessary and desirable balance by feeding on pests that destroy crops and invade homes. Hundreds of raptors are injured or maimed every year by steel traps, collisions with vehicles, buildings, fences and power lines.
Raptor Recovery Nebraska helps injured and orphaned raptors receive medical treatment and care, and ensures that they are restored to health, banded and released. Those too severely injured to be released are channeled into breeding programs, recruited as “foster parents” for young orphans, utilized in research and featured in Raptor Recovery Nebraska’s education programs.
“It is important to remember how interconnected nature is,” said Russanne Erickson, curator of education for Hastings Museum. “Our actions have a much larger impact on nature then we might think.”
While school-age children are free, regular Museum admission or Museum membership covers the cost of this special program for others.
Reservations are requested by Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
For more information contact Visitor Services at 402-461-4629 or 800-508-4629.