Are you 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 programs available only.
An indoor free-flight demonstration may be included with an owl 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, rough legged hawk, ed tailed hawk, barn owl, barred owl, screech owl, Mississippi Kite and turkey vulture. (Arctic species: Snowy Owl and Rough Legged hawk available October 1 - April 15th only)
Programs times available:
Monday - Thursday: Day or Evening
Friday and 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
Three raptors such as an owl, falcon, hawk (does not include an eagle) $300.00
Golden Eagle or Bald Eagle and 3 raptors $400.00
Each additional consecutive program the same day at the same site: $100 each (up to two programs)
Additional charges for mileage (current rate of .54 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, 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.
Booth Appearances/Special Events- Indoors Only
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.
Tours of our facility are reserved for Hoo’s Woods scheduled events at the center ONLY (ex; photography workshops, art classes, raptor camp, etc.) Some areas of the center may not be available during events for viewing as our permits prohibit public viewing, habituation and contact with rehabilitated birds. This is in the best interest of the bird as it can be stressful and result in a setback. Please know sometimes our education birds serve as “foster parents” to young or recovering patients and specific birds may not be available.