Bring Hawk Mountain Sanctuary to your classroom!
Financial, transportation, geographic, and time constraints can prevent schools
and other groups from taking field trips. Distance education allows your
students to learn about raptors without attending the Sanctuary.
is facilitated via the Skype videoconferencing platform and supports
incorporating technology in the classroom (STEM). Student-educator
interactions and feedback are essential for effective instruction. This
student engagement is assured via the use of a raptor
trunk filled with learning materials used during the program and sent
prior to the program.
Program topics can include: the history of Hawk Mountain
Sanctuary, raptor adaptations, migration strategies, types of raptors, trapping
and tracking (data and migration movements), conservation efforts, and a live
raptor. Programs can be modified according to classroom needs.
Programs are aligned with the PA Department of Education’s Environment and
Ecology Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards. Raptor
trunks are available for elementary, middle school, and high school levels and
contain materials and resources for use before, during, and after the
Programs are FREE thanks to a generous donation.
To learn more, scroll down to hear a message from the
Director or to view video clips from past programs.
Click here to register or request more information.
Message from the Director
HMS Distance Education and the Classroom
Travelling Raptor Trunk for elementary level students.
Classrooms participating in a distance education program
receive a raptor trunk before the program. The trunk contains materials
to be used during the program, ensuring an engaging and interactive learning
experience. It also contains additional lesson plans and resources that
can be used with students prior to or after the program.
differentiated for elementary, middle level, and high school level
students. For example, the elementary trunk offers compare and contrast
of adaptations, the middle level trunk houses comparative anatomy materials,
and the high school trunk contains a working radio telemetry unit.
Taxidermy mounts can also be included based upon availability. Raptor trunks
are available for elementary and middle school levels at this time, and the
high school level trunk will be available in May.
delivered or mailed with free return postage.
What to Expect: Video clips of the program
Overview of the Program
An Interactive Experience
History of the Sanctuary
Registration and Additional Information
To register for a program or to request additional
information, please click on the link below and an educator will respond to
your request within 3 days.