2014-2015 Youth RaptorCorps (YRC) Registration Now Open!
Are you in grades 5-8, and interested in helping raptors, the environment, and developing into a budding naturalist? Join our youth service-learning club, Youth RaptorCorps! Each meeting will include an opportunity to see live raptors up close and learn about their natural history, the environment we share, and how we can impact them. Participants also engage in service-learning projects aimed at benefitting TRC's mission such as making American kestrel boxes, preparing raptor enrichment toys, packaging owl pellets, field research, maintaining our raptor gloves and equipment, making bookmarks/buttons, and public interpretation. (Note: topics and service projects subject to change.)
When: We meet from 4:00pm-5:30pm the second Tuesday of every month starting in October. Our final meeting in May will be at the Spring Raptor Release event, where participants can educate the public on all the knowledge they have gained.
Dates and Topics:
October 14 - Introduction to The Raptor Center
November 11 - Migration
December - No meeting
January 13 - Raptor Training
February 10 - Grossology
March 10 - Rehabilitation and Raptor Babies
April 14 - Environmental Issues
May 2 - Spring Raptor Release event
Cost is $25 per family.
Registration is required and is limited to 20 students. Please call 612-624-4836 or email firstname.lastname@example.org after August 1 and give your child's name, grade, and age, as well as your name, email and phone number. You will be contacted via email to complete the final registration process.
Attendance at every meeting is recommended. Please let us know if you are unable to attend in advance.