Raptors up close at the Dietrich Theater

June 19th, 2015 9:30 am

First Posted: 7/1/2014

Bill Streeter, Executive Director of the Delaware Valley Raptor Center, will present Close Encounters with Birds of Prey Saturday, July 12 at 11 a.m. at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. This free program is sponsored by the Overlook Estate Foundation.

Using five or six live raptors, Streeter will introduce the audience to the fascinating world of these birds of prey. The audience will experience the majesty of hawks, falcons, owls, and eagles up close, while gaining an understanding of a variety of ecological concepts. These are all birds that have been brought to the center with injuries. Most birds are treated and returned to the wild, but some must remain in captivity. It is these injured birds that become an important element in the educational programs of the Delaware Valley Raptor Center.

The experience of seeing these raptors up close instills a greater respect and appreciation for these magnificent birds.

Presenter Bill Streeter has over 30 years of experience as a raptor rehabilitator, falconer, and educator. He has a B.A. in Biology and an MS in Zoology and has completed Tufts University Veterinary School’s Leadership Program in Wildlife Medicine and Rehabilitation.

The Delaware Valley Raptor Center has been promoting conservation of raptors (hawks, falcons, owls, eagles and vultures) since it opened in 1987.

To learn more, visit www.dvrconline.org.

Free tickets for this event can be reserved by calling 570-996-1500, and will be available at the door as long as they last.