Education

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!

Learning From a Distance

Bird Nest Cams

Follow this link to view different nest cams for some of our favorite raptor species.

Parks, Public Lands, Zoos, and Aquariums

See how some wildlife refuges and zoos are using digital platforms to encourage distance learning.

Museums

See how some museums are using their digital platforms to give us a look inside remotely.

Games and Activities

Explore wildlife related activities and games that you can play at home.

K-12 Reading List

Discover a world of books and virtual reading opportunities, all geared towards raptors and conservation.

Teaching Resources

Learn about free online educational resources you can use at home.

Here's how YOU can get involved:

Attend a Program

Photo by TRC Staff

Photo by TRC Staff

Volunteer

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Photo by TRC Staff

Donate

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Photo by TRC Staff


The best way to learn about raptors is to come to one of our Raptor Encounters. But there are plenty of other opportunities to expand your knowledge of birds of prey right here on our website!

Resident Raptors!

Photo of Manzana, TRC's education Barn Owl<br>

Photo of Manzana, TRC's education Barn Owl

These Avian Ambassadors educate over 30,000 people per year!

All About Raptors

Photo of a Short-eared Owl by Steve Poole

Photo of a Short-eared Owl by Steve Poole

Your resource for fun facts, ID tips, and general ecology of the raptors of North America.

Backyard Conservation

Kestrels on a nest box, by Julianne O'Donoghue

Kestrels on a nest box, by Julianne O'Donoghue

Twenty tips for making the world a safer place for raptors.

Lead Ammunition Risks


Learn about the risks wildlife face with lead-based bullets.

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