Flying birds of prey, live animals and more this weekend!

March 24th and 25th

“SOAR with the Eagles” Events for the weekend of March 24th and 25th.

Our feature program this weekend is Save Our American Raptors (S.O.A.R.) South with their amazing flying raptors. You’ll meet flying hawks and owls, and the cutest Black Vulture, Cayce, all while learning about their important place in the natural world. Presenters Dale and John Stokes are lively, fun and bring with them decades of experience with many magnificent birds of prey. Saturday 11am and 2pm, Sunday 12pm and 2pm. All feature programs will be held at St Felix auditorium, Pembroke Ave, Wabasha, MN. Regular NEC admission rates include feature programs and live eagle programs. Any additional fees are noted below.

The National Eagle Center’s Live Eagle programs will be offered at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

cartoon eagleLook for this icon to find programs the kids won’t want to miss!

Saturday, March 24th

9:30am-11am - Photo with an Eagle – Bring your camera and get your photo with one of the National Eagle Center Eagle Ambassadors. $5 with your camera, FREE for NEC members. (additional $5 to get an NEC print of your photo with an eagle)

cartoon eagle11am –S.O.A.R. South, our feature presentation. You’ll meet flying hawks and owls, and the cutest Black Vulture, Cayce, all while learning about their important place in the natural world. Presenters Dale and John Stokes are lively, fun and bring with them decades of experience with many magnificent birds of prey.St. Felix auditorium, Pembroke Ave.

cartoon eagle11:30am – US Fish and Wildlife Service Rangers share about the Upper Mississippi River region, exotic species and more. Second floor classroom.

cartoon eagle12:30pm – Chris Cold presents Wildlife Ecology – Learn about the ecology of forests, wetlands and grasslands with Wisconsin DNR naturalist Chris Cold. Cold will captivate young and old with stories and live animal friends.  Second floor classroom.

cartoon eagle2pm – S.O.A.R. South, our feature presentation. You’ll meet flying hawks and owls, and the cutest Black Vulture, Cayce, all while learning about their important place in the natural world. Presenters Dale and John Stokes are lively, fun and bring with them decades of experience with many magnificent birds of prey. St. Felix auditorium, Pembroke Ave.

cartoon eagle2:30pm – Chris Cold presents Raptors of the Great Lakes Region. Wisconsin DNR naturalist Chris Cold will cover all 12 species of hawks, owls, eagles and osprey found in the region. Cold also brings with him some representative species, a Great Horned Owl, a Barred Owl and Red-Tail Hawk.  Second floor classroom.

4pm-5pm - Photo with an Eagle – Bring your camera and get your photo with one of the National Eagle Center Eagle Ambassadors. $5 with your camera, FREE for NEC members. (additional $5 to get an NEC print of your photo with an eagle)

 

Sunday, March 25th
The National Eagle Center’s Live Eagle programs will be offered regularly throughout the weekend in our first floor classroom.

9:30am-10:30am - Photo with an Eagle – Bring your camera and get your photo with one of the National Eagle Center Eagle Ambassadors. $5 with your camera, FREE for NEC members. (additional $5 to get an NEC print of your photo with an eagle)

cartoon eagle11:30am – Chris Cold presents Wildlife Ecology - Learn about the ecology of forests, wetlands and grasslands with Wisconsin DNR naturalist Chris Cold. Cold will captivate young and old with stories and live animal friends.  Second floor classroom.

cartoon eagle12 noon – S.O.A.R. South, our feature presentation. You’ll meet flying hawks and owls, and the cutest Black Vulture, Cayce, all while learning about their important place in the natural world. Presenters Dale and John Stokes are lively, fun and bring with them decades of experience with many magnificent birds of prey. St. Felix auditorium, Pembroke Ave.

cartoon eagle1:00 pm – US Fish and Wildlife Service Rangers  share about the Upper Mississippi River regions, exotic species and more. Second floor classroom.

cartoon eagle2:00pm – S.O.A.R. South, our feature presentation. You’ll meet flying hawks and owls, and the cutest Black Vulture, Cayce, all while learning about their important place in the natural world. Presenters Dale and John Stokes are lively, fun and bring with them decades of experience with many magnificent birds of prey. St. Felix auditorium, Pembroke Ave.

2:30pm – Digiscoping with Sharon Steitler. The “Birdchick” will show you how to take amazing photographs using a simple digital camera and spotting scope. You can finally capture that eagle in the distance! Second floor classroom.

4:00pm-5pm - Photo with an Eagle – Bring your camera and get your photo with one of the National Eagle Center Eagle Ambassadors. $5 with your camera, FREE for NEC members. (additional $5 to get an NEC print of your photo with an eagle)

 

Exhibitors:

cartoon eagleDick Mindykowski – Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Chippewa craftsman creates woodland gifts created from wood and animal products harvested from the outdoors. Walking sticks, canes, turtle rattles, beaver shields, dream catchers, leather pouches. All hand tanned and carved.

Bridge Creek Antler Carving – Dave Stencil creates eagle carvings out of moose and deer antlers. Stop by to see these remarkable pieces for exhibit and sale.

Steve and Deborah Stark Photography – photos for exhibit and sale.

Big River Outdoors – Take a look at wild eagles from our observation deck through Swarowski scopes and binoculars with help from the experts at Big River Outdoors. Register to win a free pair of binoculars.

Linda Benson – Handcrafted glass items for exhibit and sale.