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A Bird In The Hand: An Ornithology Class for ages 12 yrs – High School

February 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Front Desk
(541) 296-8600 x 201

Tuition is $75 per student, with a limit of 6 students in the class. Pre-registration is required by February 14. To register, or for more information about the class, phone (541) 296-8600 x 201

Bambi Foy, CGDC Raptor Education Coordinator, and volunteer Lee Christie from the Rowena Wildlife Clinic Rehabilitation program will give kids the experience of a lifetime during “A Bird In The Hand,” an ornithology class, Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Kids will spend time with the raptors and learn about these magnificent birds of prey.

This class is for kids ages 12 years through high school, who are interested in the science of Ornithology. You will learn how feathers affect flight and provide protection from the elements, nesting habitats and breeding behavior, as well as the basic biology of birds. Outdoor activities will accompany the in-class learning.

All native, migratory birds are protected by strict federal laws and students will learn about those regulations and how they should influence interactions with local wildlife. Students will also learn about the challenges of declining habitat, the hazards of toxic substances, and the dangers of the everyday modern world to the survival of these majestic ambassadors from the wild.

This class is conducted in partnership with Rowena Wildlife Clinic Rehabilitation program, which provides free veterinary care to injured wild animals and homeless pets. For more information about the RWC program, visit