Educational programs offered by Sardis include some of the most magnificent birds of prey such as Bald and Golden Eagles, a variety of hawks, the largest owl species in the world, and a Peregrine Falcon, capable of 200-mph dives!
On-site programs include tours of the facilities, lessons on the natural history of many different spcies of raptors, and close-up encounters with our residents. Most of the display areas are home to resident birds that were injured and are unable to safely return to the wild. These residents are ambassadors for their wild cousins. They teach us all how humans interfere with the environment, sometimes without even realizing the extent.
You can come to Sardis... or Sardis can come to you!
ON SITE PROGRAMS
Sardis is located on grounds that are nestled in meadows and forests, with ponds and streams. On site programs allow for groups to tour the entire facility, including the hospital, x-ray, and surgery areas.
Birds on display at the center represent a variety of species which include owls, hawks, falcons, and eagles, some of which are trained to the glove for "Hunters of the Sky." All birds in the tours are residents that have injuries that prevent their return to the wild. This program is highly recommended for all ages and enables one to see many magnificent birds.
Cost: Call for current pricing: (360) 366-3863 / Time: Allow 1.5 hours
We currently feature nine birds for educational shows, including the following:
- Barn Owl
- Great Horned Owl
- Swainsons Hawk
- Peregrine Falcon
- Golden Eagle
- Eagle Owl
- Harris Hawk
- Red-Tailed Hawk
- Bald Eagle
Our off-site Education Program, Hunters of the Sky, is presented by some of our top volunteer bird handlers. The program travels all over the State providing a show that is filled with so much excitement, emotion, and fun that people sometimes don't realize they are learning at the same time!
This program is available for classrooms of all ages and provides an introduction to birds of prey. It is hosted by some of our top volunteer bird trainers. No matter the age group, this is truly a sight to be seen.
Up to 5 birds are brought into the demonstration while covering topics such as:
- Birds of prey and their natural history
- Species identification
- Hawk, owl, and eagle pellets and their purpose
- Environmental issues
- The roles of raptors
- and more
Although our off-site programs are designed for groups ranging from kindergarten to college, they can be geared for specific grade levels. Presentations are structured according to age and subjects are covered upon request.
This unit includes:
- birds of prey and their natural history
- species identification
- purpose of feathers
- anatomy of flight
- silent hunters
- environmental issues
- the roles of raptors
- and much more
Six or more live birds, including eagles, are presented for discussion and close viewing. Washington State Standards are met for academics.
Call for current pricing: (360) 366-3863
Hunters of the Sky offers stage shows for entire assemblies, fairs, or other special events and are available throughout Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and California. These production shows are designed with larger, mixed-age groups in mind.
Up to 10 birds may be used in this action packed educational series. Our hunters will appear 'on the glove' with highly skilled volunteer trainers. Audience participation coupled with these truly incredible creatures produces an impact that makes this the most memorable educational show at events.
Hunters of the Sky has appeared for the last eight years at the Northwest Washington Lynden Fair, with years running for the United States Fish and Wildlife annual fairs, Ferndale fair, Hullaballoon Festival, ARCO, Ski to Sea, Walk for Wildlife, The National Wildlife Federation, the Bald Eagle Festival, State Parks, counless school assemblies, malls and many more. These shows are in high demend and book fast, and are sometimes scheduled a year in advance.
Special events are priced by individuaol quotes and take into consideration the number of shows, location, travel expenses, daily display optons, etc.
Call for current pricing: (360) 366-3863