Hoo’s Woods “Owliday Education Program”. This program will introduce you to two of our most popular wintering education owl species: our Snowy Owl Wesley and our Northern Saw Whet Owl, Oopsie. Participants will learn about their natural history, breeding, habitat and behaviors. We are offering a special fee of $250 (tax deductible) for a limited time during this holiday season. Mileage may apply. Outreach programs are to be held indoors and must be conducted by December 31st, 2023. This program is ideal for smaller gatherings, events, parties, business meetings, clubs, or a special gift for your family and friends (max 75 participants, will not be handling birds). We continue to offer our programs that include our bald eagle, golden eagle and other raptor species throughout the year with fees found on our website.
Saturday December 9th 10:00 am- 12:00 pm at Hoo's Woods. (location given at registration) Pre-registration is required at [Pre-Register Here ](https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BGMRJN7U86DR2)
Fee $150.00 per person. Must be age 16 and older
Participants will be photographing our Great Gray Owl, Snowy Owl, Great Horned Owl, Screech Owls, Northern Saw Whet Owl and Barred Owl in natural settings. Birds will be wearing required equipment, anklets and jesses for their safety. **This event is dependent on suitable weather conditions for the birds.** Alternate weather date Sunday Dec 10th same time and location. Participants are required to have a digital camera- no cellphones will be permitted. Photographers should expect to be a minimum of 25 feet or more from the birds at all times. **Participants will not be handling birds.**
This is one of our biggest fundraising events, all proceeds to assist with the care of all birds at our center. We look forward to your participation!
Recently we met up with Mark Koehn and Lance with Channel 3 Madison to film a segment of The Traveler highlighting our work and several of our birds at Hoo's Woods. Thank you Channel 3!
We are so excited to be part of Alliant Energy's newest graphic novel Power Chronicles: Akilah and the Power of Nature. Our barn owl “Hush” and Dianne are two of the featured characters. This novel is a STEM book for schools, with an online version and video link at [https://bit.ly/3kBdPrW](https://bit.ly/3kBdPrW) We participated in the “Pioneering Your Future in STEM” eventa hosted by UW-Platteville with 400 5th thru 8th grade girls from the region to experience hands on activities, They were able to meet and learn more about our barn owl “Hush” in person. How cool is that? This event and novel were generously sponsored by Alliant Energy, offering opportunities to learn more about STEM while having fun. Thank you Alliant for allowing us to be part of this very important and educational project and for their generous donation to assist with our rehabiliation and education efforts.
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Hoo's Woods, founded in 1998, is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) raptor education and rehabilitation center located near Milton, in Southern Wisconsin. Our mission is to inform and educate through the schools, scouts, community organizations, and general public regarding wildlife and habitat. We rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey.
Thank you to the following foundations and corporations for their support!
We Energies Foundation, Antonia Foundation, Vitech Int'l, Alliant Energy Foundation, Blackhawk Community Credit Union, Blackhawk Bank of Janesville, MGE Foundation, Green Bay Packers Foundation, Hang Glide Wisconsin, Partners for Wildlife, James Holland Charitable Fund, Shackelford Family Foundation, Tallgrass Prairies, Inc., American Family Insurance Colleen Frentzel Agency, Handy Art, Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin and Marling Lumber We apologize for any ommissions.
We are dedicated to the rehabilitation, education and conservation of birds of prey. Your donation matters.