Owls - Silent Hunters

by  Houston Audubon

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In the dark of night the nocturnal hunters emerge. Many Owls spend their nights hunting for prey and raising their families. Learn about these silent hunters and meet live owls. This program is perfect for students who are dissecting owl pellets, learning about food webs and predator/prey relationships or for audiences who love owls and owls in history.

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About This Program


By Request: $125.00


50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

no minimum

Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 60 students.

Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, Gifted & Talented, Sciences, Social Studies/History

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

About This Provider

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Houston Audubon

Houston, TX
United States

Houston Audubon is a chapter of National Audubon Society in an assigned 11-county area surrounding and including Houston. Its mission is to promote the conservation and appreciation of birds and wildlife habitat, which it accomplishes through acquiring and maintaining critical habitat as bird sanctuaries, education programs for children and adults, advocacy efforts, and land conservation projects.

Mary Anne Weber

Program Details


Welcome to the world of owls
Learn about owls in the past and laws that protect owls
Discover which owl is the largest and smallest in North America
Learn about habitats where owls live
Meet and learn about a live Great Horned Owl
Meet and learn about a live Barred Owl
Meet and learn about a live Eastern Screech Owl
Meet and learn about a live Barn Owl
Listen and learn owl calls and vocalizations
Learn about the important role that owls play in the food web
Learn about owl pellets
Learn how to help owls
Review and Q&A


The participant will:
- understand the history of bird protection laws
-list characteristics of raptors or birds of prey
-understand a basic food chain and its energy transfer/flow
-explore the concept of food webs
-define and have a working knowledge of the vocabulary words provided
-develop an appreciaton for native owls and their need for protected habitat
-know what an owl pellet is and how it helps scientists protect owls
-Determine how the physical characteristics of a species and an environment are related to where the animal lives and what it eats

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS.K-4.3 Life Science
As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding of:
The characteristics of organisms
Life cycles of organisms
Organisms and environments

NS.5-8.3 Life Science
As a result of activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop understanding of:
Structure and function in living systems
Reproduction and heredity
Regulation and behavior
Populations and ecosystems
Diversity and adaptations of organisms

State Standards

Kindergarten: 2(A),3(A),9(A,B),10(A,B)
1st Grade: 2(A),3(A,B,C),9(C),10(A,C)
2nd Grade: 2(A),3(A,B,C),9(A,B),10(A)
3rd Grade: 9(A,B,C),10 (A,B)
4th Grade: 9(A,B),10(A,B)
5th Grade: 9(A,B,C),10(A,B)