School & Public Education
We believe that education of the public is critical to conservation of Birds of Prey. Many people have ill-informed views on these birds. It is our duty to provide factual information in order to correct those opinions. We also believe that if we can educate the youth of today, they will become the guardians of the future.
We try to provide visitors to the centre with an educational experience as well as providing the opportunity to get up close to the birds. Where possible, we like to chat to our visitors, informing them of habits, habitat, threats and the responsibility we all have regarding conservation. The information available to the public within the centre provides an insight to the species and individual residents..
Typical Information Sheet
The classroom at the centre contains displays of equipment, feathers, eggs, and information sheets. These displays not only assist in the education of visiting school groups, they provide visitors with the opportunity to study Birds of Prey in greater detail.
Schools, Nurseries, and Organised Groups
The centre provides education visits to many local schools, nurseries, youth groups, and organisations. In most cases, the lecture and the birds provided will tie in with a theme or project being undertaken by the establishment. The birds that attend such visits are carefully selected, ensuring their nature and behaviour is suitable for the age group and the venue.
Visits to the centre for education purposes are welcomed. Again, the visit will be organised to suit the particular theme. The new outdooe classroom can accommodate groups of up to thirty children, so, no matter what the weather may be like, the children will be warm and comfortable.
The centre often receives tokens of appreciation from our younger visitors.