Teton Raptor Center's education team includes Education Director Becky Collier, a crew of dedicated volunteers, and thirteen Resident Raptors. Every year the Education Team delivers about 400 live raptor education programs for over 30,000 participants!
When a raptor becomes ill or injured it may not recover well enough to be returned to the wild. These birds can no longer balance ecosystems. Even in captivity they are given dignity and respect as "wild" animals. Their new job is to teach! Our resident raptors serve two roles. Their first role is to give humans a chance to view them up close (at arm's length-they don't like to be touched!) so that we can see their beauty and adaptions firsthand. Their second role is to help us appreciate the work their wild counterparts are doing for the environment. Anytime we meet a raptor at a nature center or zoo we should learn as much as we can, and give wild raptors a bit more space in their habitats so they can have greater success!
The education team is currently looking to hire an AmeriCorps Member to assist with daily resident raptor care, social media development, and administrative support!
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