Celebrate “Unplug and Be Outside, Idaho” with special activities at World Center for Birds of Prey, April 21-22

11 April 2012

BOISE, Idaho – Switch off the TV and video games, load up the kids, and head to the World Center for Birds of Prey, April 21-22, for an outdoor experience with birds of prey during the “Unplug and Be Outside, Idaho” celebration.

Visitors can check out the new interpretive trail with scenic views of the Boise Valley and Foothills. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., a scavenger hunt will encourage kids and families to look for birds of prey, plants, and wildlife along the trail. Those who complete the activity will receive a free Birds of Prey calendar.

The trail extends for a quarter-mile to a knoll, where a gazebo and benches provide a relaxing place to enjoy the scenery and watch for birds. There is no charge to walk on the trail or participate in the scavenger hunt.

Inside the Velma Morrison Interpretive Center, there will be hands-on displays and interactive activities for visitors of all ages, including live bird demonstrations and tours of the Archives of Falconry.

 “Unplug and Be Outside, Idaho” is a weeklong community event, April 21-28, that encourages families to leave their screens behind and explore outside activities. Formed in 2007, Be Outside Idaho is a coalition of 150 agencies and organizations dedicated to encouraging children to spend time in nature for their physical, mental, and emotional health.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 21-22
Where: World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane
Interpretive Center Admission: $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 youth (age 4-16)
Bird presentations: 9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4 p.m.
Archives of Falconry tours: 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Driving directions: From I-84, take Cole Road exit and continue south on Cole Road for 6 miles to Flying Hawk Lane.

For more information, contact:

Erin Katzner

Director of Global Engagement
Main Phone: 208-362-3716
Direct Phone: 208-362-8277
The Peregrine Fund