Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!  The Raptor Center supports education about wildlife, humans and the world we all share year round.  However, today is a great time to recognize how we all can do small things to help make a difference.

Our Recycling for Raptors program, has helped recycle approximately 170,000 ink jet cartridges since the program began  in September 2003.  The program continues to grow throughout the state, as we add more partnerships each month.  Visit our website to learn where you can drop off your cartridges to help our program. 

Our Youth Raptor Corp volunteer service program is nearing the end of the 2013-2014 season.  We are so proud of these young people, who choose to learn about raptors and the environment, and what they can do to positively affect them. We wanted to share a note from Sam, who is in the 5th grade.  Sam mentioned learning about DDT, and how it affected peregrine falcons and bald eagles.  The group worked on building nest boxes for American kestrels, a small falcon.  This species is one that The Raptor Center is collecting information on through our citizen science initiative called Kestrel Watch.  

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