Programs

Our Education Programs

Tel: 908-647-1091                      Email: education@theraptortrust.org

The Raptor Trust offers on-site, as well as outreach educational programs on a variety of raptor topics. Programs can be adapted for age groups from pre-k to adults. We present programs to a wide range of groups including schools, scouts, colleges, libraries, garden and nature clubs, community groups and seniors.

Most programs are approximately 45 minutes and include an introduction to a live bird of prey and a photo PowerPoint segment. They are presented by one of our educators/naturalists. On-site programs also include a self-guided tour of our outdoor display aviaries.

The aviaries house fifty non-releasable resident raptors, including hawks, eagles, falcons, owls and vultures. For pricing and scheduling, please contact our education center at 908-647-1091 or email us at education@theraptortrust.org.

ALL ABOUT OWLS

An in-depth look at the lives of these interesting, and often misunderstood, masters of camouflage.

Learn about the special adaptations that make these nocturnal birds of prey such amazing nighttime hunters, and get to know the eight species of owls that can be found right here in New Jersey.

Length: 45-60 minutes

Ages: 1st grade-adult

OWLS ARE A HOOT

Young children learn about the special abilities, sounds and senses that make owls such awesome nocturnal creatures. Bird displays, nests, feathers and meeting a live owl are all a part of this fun, interactive program.

Length: 30-40 minutes

Ages: preK-kindergarten

Sharing the World with Raptors

Learn what raptors are, and discover the different adaptations that these fascinating predatory birds use as daytime (diurnal) and nighttime (nocturnal) hunters. You will get to know some of the species of hawks and owls that are common residents in New Jersey and find out how important they are to the natural world that we all share.

Length: 45-60 minutes

Ages: 1st grade-adult

Fantastic Flying Falcons

This fun, interactive program focuses on the amazing flying and hunting abilities of nature’s fastest animals: falcons. Young students will learn about falcons’ interesting adaptations, habitats and nests. Bird displays, eggs, nests, feathers, and meeting a live falcon are all part of this program.

Length: 30-40 minutes

Ages: preK-kindergarten

Hawks and Eagles and Falcons-Oh My!

Learn about the special adaptations and hunting abilities of our daytime (diurnal) raptors, as well as a few success stories in the ongoing efforts to conserve birds of prey.

Length: 45-60 minutes

Ages: high school-adult

The Raptor Trust Story

An inside look at the how we care for the thousands of birds that are brought to one of the most comprehensive private avian centers in the United States. Learn about the history of the Trust, as well as the day-to-day operations.

We will discuss common injuries and medical procedures, as well as preventing injuries and what to do if you find a wild bird in need of help.

Length: 45-60 minutes

Ages: high school-adult

Education Center

Our Education Center is located adjacent to the visitors parking lot at 1452 White Bridge Road. It houses a 35 seat classroom, restrooms and our educational office.

The education center is handicapped accessible. The parking lot accommodates large buses as well as cars.