Community Education Projects
Indiana Raptor Center – $2,000
Repair of Flight Cages and Bald Eagle Housing Cage
The Indiana Raptor Center cares for around 180 raptors and presents more than 100 programs annually. This year the organization will use its Birdathon grant for much-needed repairs to four intermediary flight cages and a housing cage for Bald Eagles.
Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators – $1,900
With support from previous Birdathon grants, Camp Utopia has been able to double participation in its week-long summer camp for children aged 10 to13. Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators focuses on birds, teaching its campers about habitat, native Indiana and urban wildlife, endangered species, and careers in conservation and wildlife. Grant funds will pay for journals, binoculars, field guides, daypack, and transportation to the camp.
Eagle Creek Park Ornithology Center – $1,190
Raptor Training and Behavior Workshop
Two Eagle Creek Park Ornithology Center staff members will use expertise gained from a workshop on raptor behavior and training to upgrade the care of their seven raptors and create more exciting, interactive programs for the public.