The Velma Morrison Interpretive Center is waiting to welcome you into the exciting world of birds of prey!
Explore and discover the amazing world of raptors eye to eye. Come experience our courtyard full of native and non-native birds. Continue your experience inside with daily raptor presentations, interactive exhibits, and tours of the Archives of Falconry.
Call 208-362-8687 for information.
- California Condor Coloring Sheets – The sheets show our male and female California Condors with their wing tags. Color the sheets and read some cool facts about these two condors! (Created by Blue Lake Children’s Publishing)
- California Condor fun sheets - Connect-The-Dots and Condor Maze – (Used by permission of the USFWS) Test your patience on both these fun sheets! Connect all the dots on the Connect-The-Dots sheet to reveal a California Condor. Follow the twists and turns of the Condor Maze without crossing any barriers!
- California Condor Plane – Fold along the four fold-lines to make a nifty California Condor plane. Try your skill at making the plane soar like a condor! (Used by permission of the USFWS)
- California Condor Visor or Mask – Cut out, decorate, and wear a California Condor visor, or change the design and make it a mask!
- California Condor Wing Tag Sheets – Cut out, color, and wear California Condor wing tags! Check out the information on how the tag numbers work.
- Harpy Eagle Beak – Cut out, decorate, and wear a Harpy Eagle Beak. The Harpy Eagle is a majestic rain forest eagle from Central America, South America, and New Guinea.
- Harpy Eagle Crest – Cut out, decorate, and wear a Harpy Eagle Crest. The Harpy Eagle is a majestic rain forest eagle from Central America, South America, and New Guinea.
- Peregrine Falcon Beak – Cut-out, decorate, and wear a Peregrine Falcon Beak. The Peregrine Falcon is the fastest animal on the planet!
- Awesome Adaptations – Discover raptor adaptations for flight and hunting, and make the connection between adaptations and habitat.
- Beaks – This activity challenges the participant to match an image of a beak with the correct bird. The activity also has the participant decide the kind of food each bird eats.
- Big Bird, Little Bird – A graphing activity that shows the relationship of size of a bird of prey to number of eggs per clutch, life span, wing span, weight, and weeks to fledge.
- Birds of Prey Analogies – This is a series of simple hands-on activities to help participants understand bird of prey adaptations.
- Birds of Prey Biome, Niche, Prey Scavenger Hunt – Teachers can have their students hunt for birds of prey in our Visitor Center that occupy a certain biome or niche or eat certain kinds of prey.
- Birds of Prey Nametag Activity – Need a nametag for your group’s visit to The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey? Download and print these birds of prey nametags. Suggested instructions are on page one of the activity
- Birds of Prey Online – A list of the web sites we use with students and teachers.
- Carrying Capacity - Bald Eagle and Burrowing Owl – This activity explores the concept of "carrying capacity."
- City Wildlife – Discover the amazing number of birds of prey that live in and near cities in Idaho. Learn about their habits and habitats.
- Correlations with the Idaho State Science Achievement Standards –
- Fabulous Feathers – In-depth exploration of something only birds have - feathers! Includes our popular feather activity.
- Feet – This activity challenges the participant to match an image of a foot with the correct bird.
- Gambling for Survival – This activity explores the challenges birds of prey face when hunting for prey.
- Idaho Power Project Wings: Crossword Puzzle – Used with permission from Idaho Power.
- Idaho Power Project Wings: Word Search – Used with permission from Idaho Power.
- Las Aves Rapaces – An environmental education guide for teachers created by The Neotropical Environmental Education Program of Fondo Peregrino in Panama . The guide is in Spanish and provides information on the biology and conservation of raptors, and includes 12 suggested activities for teachers to use with their students in the classroom.
- Rainforest Bag Activity – Our mysterious rainforest bag has 20 some items that relate to tropical rain forests. The fun challenge of this activity is to determine how each item relates to a rainforest.
- Twenty Questions – For use during or after your visit
- Vulture Quiz – A quiz about the misunderstood Turkey Vulture