Raptors are Awesome Birds!

by  Houston Audubon

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Get Enraptored with Raptors! Take a journey into the world of raptors from eagles to owls and falcons to vultures we will learn all about the important role raptors play in the natural environment and why it is so important to conserve them and their habitats.

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By Request: $125.00
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60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Maximum participants:

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

Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Social Studies/History

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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


1. This program begins with an introduction to the world of birds
2. We then discuss what makes raptors different from other birds using live birds and specimens
3. The role of raptors in the environment is discussed
4. An overview of a variety of raptors are given and includes their natural history
5. Participants meet a variety of hawks and owls
6. Why it is important to conserve raptors and the dangers they still face is then discussed
7. Time is allowed for questions and answers


The participant will:
-explore the world of raptors
-develop an appreciation for the role of raptors in the natural world
-understand why there are laws to protect raptors
-learn identification skills to better identify birds in their own area

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