Raptors Alive

  • April 18, 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Lincoln Ridge Park, 420 Independence Station Rd, Independence, KY 41051

Organization: Kenton County Parks & Recreation

Are you feeling watched? Learn all about birds of prey during “Raptors Alive” with Kenton County Parks & Recreation and Kenton County Cooperative Extension. This interactive program will take place on April 18 th from 11 AM to 2 PM at Lincoln Ridge Park, Shelterhouse #3.

This hands-on workshop will engage participants in the mystery and wonder of exploring sterilized owl pellets. This program on owls uses owl pellet dissection, games, and fun activitieto teach a variety of concepts to participating youth, including: predator/prey concepts, skeletal anatomy, ecosystems, food webs, and adaptations of birds.

Owls swallow their prey whole or in chunks and regurgitate pellets of undigested material, including bones and fur. Owl pellet dissection allows students to investigate and identify bones, compare and sort the skeletons of prey, and learn about the characteristics and habits of owls. This is an excellent introductory-level dissection activity to reinforce basic science process skills.

There will also be a visit from Dr. Tom Sproat of BOISE Inc. Meet live owls and a hawk as he showcases an assortment of raptors.

Intended for ages 9-12, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Pack a lunch. Registration is REQUIRED. To register for this event, click here or call 859-356-3155.

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