Educational Group Tours
The World Center for Birds of Prey hosts guided tours year round. School tours are designed to meet curricular objectives and general group tours are geared for a wide variety of audiences. Educational tours can be scheduled for schools or groups of 15 or more people.Please allow for at least two weeks notice though be aware tours are often booked two to three months in advance.
We are currently scheduling tours for the summer of 2019 and the 2019-2020 school year.
General Interest Group Tours
Explore the fascinating world of raptors with an expert guide. Groups experience a live bird presentation and will meet a number of live falcons, hawks, eagles, owls, and vultures. Emphasis is placed on the conservation of birds of prey and their habitats. Current highlighted projects include the recovery of the California Condor and the Northern Aplomado Falcon. Guided Tours last 90 minutes and are available for groups of 15 or more. Tour availability is not guaranteed as our schedule fills up fast! To request a group tour, click here.
All education programs at the Velma Morrison Interpretive Center are designed to:
- Be developmentally appropriate
- Meet state required standards and curricular objectives
- Emphasize active participation of students
- Feature our fascinating raptors as a "lens for learning"
Our live birds of prey are front and center with every tour and they serve to make science come to life! If your school group is focusing on a particular topic that you would like us to elaborate on, please let us know. We generally emphasize the following life science topics based on grade level:
Grade 1 - Structure, Function, and Information Processing
Grade 2 - Habitats
Grade 3 - Life Cycles, Adaptations, Heredity
Grade 4 - Animal Structures, Biomes of Idaho
Grade 5 - Ecosystems
Grade 6 - Organisms and their Environments (Ecology)
Grades 7-12 - Lessons focus on the practical application of the scientific method.
College and Specialized Tours are tailored to meet the needs of the instructors and students. Conservation biology and careers in wildlife related fields are often the highlights.
Scheduled school tours are free for students and school personnel (September - May). Regular rates apply outside of the school year. To request a school tour, click here.
Home School Groups
Join your home school community in learning about birds of prey with The Peregrine Fund. During each event, lessons will incorporate the life sciences, with special emphasis on adaptations, habitat, and wildlife conservation. The Peregrine Fund is a global leader in raptor conservation. We will explore exciting case studies, including the successful recovery of the Peregrine Falcon and our ongoing efforts to save the critically endangered California Condor. Live birds of prey will be featured in each session. Pre-registration is required and a reduced admission is available. Visit our calendar of events for up coming Home School Days.