BOISE, Idaho – Is winter giving your family a case of cabin fever? Grab the kids and head for The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey for a free day of fun and educational programs focused on conserving birds of prey.
Family Field Trip Saturday will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on January 21 and again on February 18 at the Velma Morrison Interpretive Center. Participants will be given a passport to guide them through various activities and, when completed, will receive a free 2012 Birds of Prey calendar.
Visitors also can see live bird demonstrations, tour the Archives of Falconry, and enjoy spending time outdoors on the new scenic interpretive trail.
Family Field Trip Saturday is sponsored by Larry H. Miller Subaru, Idaho Power, AAA of Idaho, and Treasure Valley Family Magazine.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, January 21 and February 18
Where: World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, Boise
Live bird presentations: 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m.
Archives of Falconry tours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Driving directions: From I-84, take the Cole Road exit and continue south on Cole Road for 6 miles to Flying Hawk Lane.
The Velma Morrison Interpretive Center features Interactive displays and films about eagles, hawks, falcons and other birds of prey. The outdoor Condor Cliffs display gives visitors a close-up look at a pair of endangered California Condors.The Archives of Falconry contains art, sculpture, artifacts and rare books related to the ancient sport of falconry. The Arab Heritage Wing allows visitors to experience an authentic hunting tent and enjoy interactive displays on falconry in the Middle East.