There are many different ways to support Teton Raptor Center. You can volunteer, donate money, or even bring us your old towels and sheets. We use many different resources behind the scenes to support the birds in our care. So next time you are at the market or Staples or cleaning out your closet or garage, think of us. Listed below are opportunities to support TRC and a list of items that will help us enhance the quality of care and programming we provide. Thanks for giving a hoot!
Talon Society - Join the TRC Talon Society
Show your commitment to raptors by joining the Talon Society. Your $1,000 investment supports TRC’s programs and operations. Talon Society support also includes various invitations to special events throughout the year
and a custom-made pin by Wilson artist Annie Band.
Poo-Poo Project - Help Expand the Poo-Poo Project Worldwide
Help expand TRC’s Poo-Poo Project internationally. Your
investment will help ship and sponsor screens in new countries around the world. Over 11,000 Poo-Poo Screens have been installed through 400+ partners in all 50 states, the US Virgin Islands, and Canada. Go Poo-Poo!
University of Wyoming/TRC Collaboration - Scholarships
Provide scholarships for two UW students this summer in Jackson to research the knowledge and attitudes of the local hunting community on the effects of lead on wildlife; promote non-lead ammunition; and recruit hunters and outfitters as non-lead advocates.
Community Raptor Outreach - Create Raptor Education Programs
Help us expand our outreach opportunities throughout the
community and the region. Your support will help TRC deliver free raptor learning experiences to benefit students (Wind River Reservation Students), visitors (Feathered Fridays), and locals (Eco-Fair).
Educational Publication - Connect with Students
Reinvest in the second edition of Beak to Feet as TRC updates, prints and distributes 500 raptor educational books that highlights each of our avian ambassadors.
Ambassador Enrichment - Advance the Impact of Volunteers
Your investment will help bring new tools, learning
opportunities, and elevated appreciation to our volunteers who invest time, energy, and their hearts into our operations. These passionate and dedicated volunteers provided over 8,000 volunteer hours in 2017.
Professional Development - Improve and Share Raptor Expertise
Being remotely located in Jackson, Wyoming limits TRC’s
opportunities for professional development and interaction with other professional nonprofit leadership-level raptor educators, rehabilitators, and researchers. Support our endeavors to be the best and share our expertise.
RaptorFest - Celebrate Birds of Prey and Community
Showcase your support for raptors by becoming a sponsor of this annual celebration of birds of prey each Father’s Day (June 17th, 2018). Over 1,800 people participate in feather-filled festivities enjoying food, fun, kids’ activities, and live avian ambassadors.
Feed the Birds - Nourish and Care for TRC’s Avian Ambassadors
Ensure that our growing team of 14 avian ambassadors stay in top shape with annual physicals, vaccinations, and a varied diet selected especially for birds of prey, including a nutritious menu of mealworms, crickets, chicks, chicken, quail, mice, fish, rats and rabbits.
Invest in our Interns - Year-round Internship and Extern
Strengthen our organization and create meaningful learning
experiences for college students exploring career paths in conservation and veterinary medicine, wildlife biology, and environmental education. Your investment will help provide housing, training and stipends for interns.
Meet the Match - Secure Old Bill’s Fun Run Matching Gift
Be our 2018 Old Bill Fun Run’s Hero and ensure that we maximize our match potential. Your $30,000 gift is matched approximately 50% by the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole during Old Bill’s Fun Run in September.
Flight Challenge and Flight Log - Help TRC Soar
Support TRC’s 2018 End-of Year Giving Campaign! Your donation will be used to produce a dollar-per-dollar challenge match incentive for new and existing donors. Your gift will also be used to underwrite our annual Flight Log publication, which is a key component of our year-end appeal, and is mailed to over 6,000 homes throughout the U.S. in November.
Technology and Equipment Enhancements - Support our IT Needs
This gift will help TRC upgrade and enhance the critical tools
staff need to continue our conservation efforts. Items include a new database server, GPS tracking transmitters, printer, desktop computers, laptops, new phone system, and upgraded software products.
PROGRAM IMPACT - Expand Our Capacity to Serve
Invest in a truly unique suite of programs offered by TRC’s
talented team of educators, conservation biologists, wildlife rehabilitators, and volunteers. Each arm of our mission is experiencing strong momentum and growth. Your investment will ensure that we meet the needs of injured, ill and orphaned raptors; expand understanding of birds of prey; and bring up-close educational encounters with live raptors to more people.
Tegaderm (various sizes)
3M Vetrap 2inx5yd
2" Porous Tape
Roll Cotton Bandages
Nitrile gloves (size S, M, L, XL)
Abaxis Rotors - Blood Chemistry Analyzers
X-country Skis, Poles
iPhones w/camera for data collection
GPS units for staff and volunteers
GPS transmitters for Raptors
Gift cards for gas
Egg Replica Set
Track Mold Set
Red-tailed Hawk Skull Replica
Peregrine Falcon Skull Replica
Class set ipads (15)
Cornell Bird Behavior Textbook (staff reference)
Leather for Raptor Equipment - $500 (local saddle shop)
Bird Biology Course – Cornell Lab of Ornithology (professional development for staff)
Education Internship – Americorps Members are housed at Teton Science School and gain months of hands-on experience and knowledge with our education department. $6,000 annually.
Portable sound system with lapel microphone
"Views of the Mews" - Security and webcam system for raptor barns
New Laptop (PC or Mac)
Flat screen T.V.
We welcome anyone who is interested in joining our fantastic team of TRC ambassadors. Volunteers help in a variety of ways, including raptor rehabilitation, cleaning, maintenance of the buildings and grounds, office work, bookkeeping, field research, and the delivery of educational programs. Whatever your interest, we have a place for you on our volunteer team!
Visit our volunteer page to find out more!