KNC Facebook Live: Reading With Raptors

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

Listen to the story of Sam Gribley in My Side of the Mountain where he learns to live on his own in the Catskill Mountains. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his time in the wilderness. Each week, a video will be shared from a KNC educator reading to one of the Raptor Animal Ambassadors.

The Kalamazoo Nature Center is thrilled about the opportunity to bring you this live online series, Reading with Raptors, on Thursdays beginning on April 30th, 2020. The first guest is one of KNC’s oldest residents, Great Horned Owl, also nicknamed The Old Man. KNC’s Animal Care program’s primary goal is to ensure high-quality management for the safety and well-being of all wild animals in our care as well as to provide the best wild animal experiences for members and visitors, connecting people with nature through our Animal Ambassadors.

Wild animals in the nature center’s care are utilized for learning and are readily made available to educators and visitors in a safe environment, Excellence in animal care is a top priority for the organization and the nature center. Bringing the community weekly Reading with Raptor sessions is a particularly exciting for us at this time because it enables us to not only showcase this incredible group of raptors but also provide our birds of prey enrichment through this unique learning experience.

Reading with Raptors Schedule:
April 30th – The Old Man, Great Horned Owl
May 7th – The Princess, Red-tailed Hawk
May 14th – Dr. Who, Barred Owl
May 21st – The Queen, Red-tailed Hawk
May 28th – Gray, Eastern Screech Owl
June 4nd – The King, Red-tailed Hawk
June11th – Rufous, Eastern Screech Owl

By symbolically adopting an Ambassador Animal you can help support KNC’s animal care and support educational programming. For more information on how you can adopt, visit:


Cost: Free
Event Website: Click to Visit
Organizer: Kalamazoo Nature Center
Organization: Kalamazoo Nature Center
Organizer Phone: (269) 381-1574
Organizer Email: [email protected]


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