Interested in a program that will keep your students mesmerized, or a unique presentation for your club or community group? An outreach program from Hoo’s Woods Raptor Center is your answer. Invite our raptors to your school, club, group or event. Our programs are filled with age-appropriate (5 years and older) information that is both educational and entertaining.
Indoor and outdoor programs available. No pets or Service dogs
Outreach Program: year round
An indoor free-flight demonstration may be included with an owl or hawk depending on the location and size of the venue.
Our education birds include: Golden eagle, Bald eagle, peregrine falcon, snowy owl, spectacled owl, merlin falcon, barn owl, barred owl, screech owl. broadwinged hawk, great gray owl and turkey vulture. (Arctic species: Great Gray Owl, Snowy Owl and Rough Legged hawk available Sept 1 thru May 1st due to watm termperatures
Programs times available:
Monday - Friday: Day or Evening
Saturday: 9am- 4pm (depending on distance)
All one hour outreach programs include:
A raptor educator specialist, at least three live raptors, visual aids and activities to maximize your experience.
Fees for outreach programs
Please note: As of February 1st our programs will increase by $25 due to the cost increase in overhead expenses. (food, medicine, transportation, insurance, maintenance, etc)
Three raptors (does not include an eagle) $325.00
Eagle programs $425 includes Golden Eagle or Bald Eagle plus 3 raptors
** Great Gray Owl or Snowy Owl additional $25 each per program
Each additional consecutive program the same day at the same site: $100 each (up to two programs)
Additional charges for mileage (current rate of .58 per mile) will be applied if the program location is more than 60 miles round trip from Hoo’s Woods. For more information call 608-883-2795
***Note: fees are based on the special transporting of the birds, time to prepare, load and unload, the dissemination of accurate information about these species, materials needed to conduct programs, extra staff to assist, permit fees, insurance, equipment, and proceeds go to help the birds that are injured and also our education birds.
On Site Programs limited to Hoo's Woods Events and small organization groups. Limited availabiilty. Please contact us for fees and availability.
Booth Appearances/Special Events
Hoo's Woods extends its educational programs outside the classroom. From our walk-through booth we lecture about birds of prey, talking one-on one and answering individual questions, and bringing our message to literally hundreds of people. Our "Feathered Teachers" can be viewed from just a few feet away.
$400 for the first hour with an eagle plus 2 birds included. $300 for 3 birds without an eagle $50 for every consecutive hour after that. 60 minute minimum, 2 hour maximum
Specific Species Program
Some people want to learn about a certain species for example: snowy owls, eagles or peregrine falcons. We offer programs about one specific species and suitable for smaller groups. Please contact us for fees and more details.