The Onsite Program at OWL is available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, rain or shine, and is held in our Schoolhouse and on our Front Education Tour Path and is run by an OWL Volunteer Educator. Class visits are only available for Grade 1 and up to adults. Unfortunately, Onsite Programs cannot accommodate preschools and kindergarten classes. While the class is visiting OWL, there are both indoor and outdoor portions of the visit and the total program time is 90 minutes.
Meet Live Raptors
The students have the opportunity to meet a live raptor in the classroom. Typically it is “Sarah”, our resident barn owl and one of OWL’s Educational Ambassadors.
During the tour of the Front Education Tour Path, the students will have the opportunity to see 14 different species of raptors, which include eagles, falcons, hawks, owls, and turkey vultures. These birds are permanent residents at OWL due to permanent injuries that inhibit their survival in the wild, which is explained to the students.
Visual & Audio Aids
Visual and audio aids are used to explain and show the following:
- The function of the OWL Society
- The basic biology and behaviour of raptors
- Sizes and types of raptors
- Dangers to raptors and other wildlife
- What students can do to help raptors and other wildlife
Due to fire department regulations, we can only accommodate 33 people (including children and chaperones) in our classroom. We offer onsite classes Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10am and 12:30pm. Please contact us Monday to Friday from 9am to 3:30pm to make a booking.
The program fee is charged per program and depends on the number of attendants.