Educational visits

Here at Corio Raptor Care we firmly believe the best way to conserve and protect raptors for the future in this country is through education, either by informing members of the public at talks and shows, or more importantly focusing on school visits through our community schools outreach programme.

What better way to learn about raptors and the environment than to meet live hawks, owls, buzzards and falcons? We can adjust our talk and display to cover most topics required through all key stages.

Many students have little prior knowledge about raptors, but we find children of all ages and abilities respond well to the birds as part of the presentation. We help to define the features which characterise a raptor and introduce the students to some of the species they are more likely to see near their school.

Throughout the presentation, students are encouraged to ask questions and provide input. We are frequently reviewing our educational programme so your input is very welcome.

Each presentation last approximately 40 to 45 minutes and is designed to tie in with the school curriculum with emphasise on habitat, flight, food chain and the work undertaken at the centre.

Each school if required can be provided with work sheets to complete after our visit.

As part of our fund raising efforts, we do make a charge for our visit, this cost can vary depending on duration and distance; all proceeds go towards the running costs of our centre.