Hunters in the Sky

by  Chattahoochee Nature Center

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Students will become familiar with the behaviors and characteristics of raptors –specifically hawks & owls. 

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About This Program


Point to Point: $125.00
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60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

Character Education, Community Interests, Gifted & Talented, Problem Solving, Professional Development, Sciences, STEM

Program Delivery Mode

Microsoft Teams

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

When you schedule a program, we reserve a slot in the calendar for your group, and we commit staff and resources to ensure you an exceptional educational experience. Please review the following cancellation policy for the Chattahoochee Nature Center:
- All programs take place rain or shine (indoor space is available).
- Reschedule a program up to 4 weeks before scheduled date without penalty.
- Subject to availability.
- Cancel a program up to four weeks before scheduled date without penalty.
- If canceled less than 4 weeks from scheduled date, deposit will not be refunded. Schools with an unpaid balance will not be able to schedule another program until the balance is paid.

About This Provider

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Chattahoochee Nature Center

Roswell, Georgia
United States

Our passionate and knowledgeable naturalists bring STEAM and environmental education into your curriculum and classrooms. We would love to have the opportunity to share our ambassador animals, beautiful trails, ponds and river with you and your students. These first-hand learning field experiences will help your students get connected to nature. Our educational programs are offered both in-person here on our site grounds or in your school, and virtually. You can learn more about our programs on our website at www.chattnaturecenter.org. 

Rebekah Dolan
(770) 992-2055

Program Details


1. Begin the program by reviewing the characteristics of birds.
2. Once established, introduce raptors and the main characteristics that set them apart from other birds.
3. Ask the students for examples of raptors.
4. The naturalist can choose whichever bird they would like to show first.
5. Allow 10 minutes for questions and answers.


1. Participants will learn about the different characteristics of raptors.
2. Participants will become familiar with the behaviors of raptors – specifically hawks & owls..
3. Participants will see a hawk and an owl up close and learn why they are at the nature center.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

LS1A 3-5 -- Structure and function
LS1A 6-8 -- Structure and function
LS1A 9-12 -- Structure and function
LS1A K-2 -- Structure and function
LS1B K-2 -- Growth and development of organisms
LS1C K-2 -- Organization for matter and energy flow in organisms
LS1D K-2 -- Information Processing
LS2A 6-8 -- Interdependent relationships in ecosystems
LS2D 3-5 -- Social interactions and group behavior
LS3A 3-5 -- Inheritance of traits
LS3B 9-12 -- Variation of traits

State Standards

S1L1 Students will investigate the characteristics and basic needs of plants and animals.
d. Compare and describe various animals—appearance, motion, growth, basic needs.
S3L1 Students will investigate the habitats of different organisms and the dependence
of organisms on their habitat.
c. Identify features of animals that allow them to live and thrive in different regions of Georgia.
d. Explain what will happen to an organism if the habitat is changed.
S3L2 Students will recognize the effects of pollution and humans on the environment.
a. Explain the effects of pollution (such as littering) to the habitats of plants
and animals.
b. Identify ways to protect the environment.
1. Conservation of resources
S4L1 Students will describe the roles of organisms and the flow of energy within an ecosystem.
c. Predict how changes in the environment would affect a community
(ecosystem) of organisms.
d. Predict effects on a population if some of the plants or animals in the community are scarce or if there are too many..
S4L2 Students will identify factors that affect the survival or extinction of organisms.such as adaptation, variation of behaviors (hibernation), and external features.
(camouflage and protection)
a. Identify external features of organisms that allow them to survive or reproduce better than organisms that do not have these features (for example: camouflage,
use of hibernation, protection, etc.)
S5L2 Students will recognize that offspring can resemble parents in inherited traits
and learned behaviors.
a. Compare and contrast the characteristics of learned behaviors and of
inherited traits .
S7L4 Students will examine the dependence of organisms on one another and their
a. Demonstrate in a food web that matter is transferred from one organism to
another and can recycle between organisms and their environments.
c. Recognize that changes in environmental conditions can affect the survival
of both individuals and entire species.
d. Categorize relationships between organisms that are competitive or mutually
SB4. Students will assess the dependence of all organisms on one another and the flow of
energy and matter within their ecosystems.
a. Investigate the relationships among organisms, populations, communities,
ecosystems, and biomes.
c. Relate environmental conditions to successional changes in ecosystems.
d. Assess and explain human activities that influence and modify the environment such as global warming, population growth, pesticide use, and water and power consumption.
f. Relate animal adaptations, including behaviors, to the ability to survive stressful
environmental conditions.