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Environmental Education
Raptors, Inc. takes great pride in the quality of its presentations. Utilizing approved curriculum, our classes take students beyond normal everyday classroom experiences. Birds that have been through rehabilitation but can't go back to the wild due to a permanent disability are evaluated for their suitability (both physically and temperamentally) to be used for educational presentations or displays.

Presentations range from simple introductions to wildlife, suitable for younger children, all the way to our specialty, in-depth mini courses geared for older students and adults. Presentations cover natural history, adaptations, Federal and State regulations, historical/cultural aspects, social issues, comparative anatomy and more. For more information on our wildlife presentations, call us at (602) 404-8743 or email us.

Raptors, Inc has both rehabilitation and educational holding permits, which authorize us to keep and use certain birds and bird parts for educational purposes. A yearly report must be submitted for this permit detailing each presentation given and the birds used. Each bird must be used in presentations at least 12 times a year.

Our Message
Although rehabilitated birds are trained for educational purposes, these birds are not tame. "Tameness" is the result of the process of domestication - where a species is altered genetically. Cattle, sheep, goats, dogs and cats are all examples of domestication. Our birds are accustomed to us (habituated), but they are still wild. They are not pets in any way, shape or form. These creatures deserve our respect not only for their ability to survive (where we, with our “easy” lifestyles cannot) or their ability to injure us if we handle them carelessly, but because they, like us, are part of the whole that is our world. In fact, they were here long before us. We need them. The earth needs them.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help with our educational presentations. If you would like more information on how you can help, call us at (602) 404-8743 or email Raptors, Inc.

Raptors, Inc.  ·  15872 North 18th St.  ·  Phoenix, AZ 85022   ·  (602) 404-8743   ·   birdcall@raptorsinc.org

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