It takes a bald eagle five years to get a white, or ‘bald’, head. That white head is a sign of maturity, a sign that the eagle has survived the challenges of youth. Our Bald Eagle Ambassador, Was’aka, looks a lot different today than when he first arrived in 2007. Today, he’s got the white head and tail of a mature bald eagle.
September 29-30, 2012 the National Eagle Center will celebrate five years since the Grand Opening of our landmark interpretive center on the Mississippi River. We’ve come a long way from our days in the small storefront on Main Street. We now have five eagle ambassadors. 2012 is also the five year anniversary of the removal of the bald eagle from the Endangered Species list. To celebrate all these milestones, we’re hosting a weekend of special events.
Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th
Join us outside under a tent along the river for special guest programs.
- Flying birds of prey with S.O.A.R. South
- Kevin Locke, Native American hoop dancer
Also, artists, photographers and exhibitors will be here all weekend!
Complete schedule here.
Join the Celebration!