Iowa Raptor Project

Date: 

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Old Capitol Museum

In conjunction with the University of Iowa's theme semester Climate for Change and our current exhibit National Geographic Photo Ark, the Old Capitol Museum will be hosting a talk with the Iowa Raptor Project about endangered species. 

The interactive talk will include information about about the Endangered Species Act and how it helped the Peregrine Falcon and the Bald Eagle make a recovery. The group will bring Kanati a Peregrine Falcon and Serrelle an American Kestrel. American Kestrels are in decline throughout much of their range and scientists are concerned about their status. The group will also bring wings and feet to help demonstrate various raptor 
adaptations. 

A jointly sponsored program of University of Iowa and Kirkwood Community College, the Iowa Raptor Project is devoted to the preservation of Iowa’s birds of prey and their natural habitats. The Iowa Raptor Project seeks to preserve Iowa’s raptor populations and habitats through educational experiences that awaken awareness, nurture appreciation and inspire action, as well as through field research on raptor nesting habitats, migration routes, and wintering grounds. (https://iowaraptorproject.wordpress.com/about/)

More information about the Iowa Raptor Project can be found here -https://recserv.uiowa.edu/iowaraptorproject

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Old Capitol Museum in advance at 319-335-0546.

 

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