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World Center for Birds of Prey Open House and Volunteer Fair
7 September 2001
The Peregrine Fund's, World Center for Birds of Prey will be holding their annual open house and volunteer fair on Saturday, 22 September. Admission will be free from 9am to 4pm. California Condors, Harpy Eagles, a Rough-legged Hawk, Bald Eagle, and Bateleur Eagles will be on display for viewing. Additionally, all educational birds will be perched on the lawn, weather permitting, including Peregrine Falcons, an American Kestrel, Barred Owl, Golden Eagle, and Swainson's Hawk. An owl mask construction and decoration activity will also be available for children.
In honor of the International Year of the Volunteer, there will be an information booth and volunteers present to discuss volunteering opportunities and activities at the World Center for Birds of Prey. Everyone interested is encouraged to attend. All volunteers are provided training, regardless of their background with birds. MaryAnn Edson, Volunteer Director for the World Center for Birds of Prey stated, "You don't have to be a bird expert to become a volunteer. We are looking for people with enthusiasm and desire to provide factual information to the public about a great conservation organization."
The Peregrine Fund is a non-profit conservation organization working worldwide to conserve wild populations of birds of prey. In 1994, The Peregrine Fund added the Velma Morrison Interpretive Center to the education program at the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho. The Interpretive Center's goal is to inform the public of The Peregrine Fund's work and the importance of conservation and biological diversity through the use of birds of prey. More than 30,000 total visitors toured the facility last year, including children and adults from all 50 states and 30 foreign countries.Return to news releases