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Join us for a special evening on the Mountain to celebrate the Sanctuary's 90th anniversary!

Date: Friday, May 10, 2024
Location: Event space next to Visitor Center and Amphitheater

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Make a gift now to the Spring Campaign
Will include basket raffles and fun prizes to win!

Questions? Contact Tammy at [email protected] or 570-617-6541 to make or commit a cash gift by check or phone, or for assistance with the online auction. 

You can also support by placing an ad in our 90th Anniversary Program Book. Click here for more information. 

90th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, May 10, 6 - 9 PM
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Visitor Center & Amphitheater

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Kick-off the 90th anniversary of Hawk Mountain with us and enjoy an evening of good food and mingling to benefit the Sanctuary. Celebrate this special anniversary by meeting current and former trainees and meet some of Hawk Mountain's education ambassadors. The popular, local band The Radioactive Munsters will take centerstage in the Amphitheater. 

Anticipated Schedule:

6 pm - Arrive and mingle; Online Silent Auction opens
6:30 pm - Welcome, followed by dinner
7:30 pm - Sanctuary Update by President Sean Grace
8 pm - Music in the Amphitheater

Buffett and desserts prepared by Brothers BBQ and Rustic Confectionary. Vegetarian options will be available. 

Event is held outside, under tents. Please dress for the weather. 

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Science Saturday: Global Trainee Talks

Purchase your $10 ticket now.

Saturday, May 11
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Stay all day or catch some talks and return later for more. Ticket price includes trail admission.

This all-day trainee symposium is a unique chance to meet Hawk Mountain Trainee graduates and learn about widespread raptor conservation science, education, and outreach globally. Schedule is:

9:30 AM:  Grab-n-go breakfast for speakers and VIPs
10 AM:  Welcome

10:15 AM:  Jennie Duberstein (USA, Education Intern 1996)
Working Across Borders to Support Birds, Habitats, and People

11 AM:  Ernesto Ruelas Inzunza (México, Research Intern 1990)
Raptor Migration in Mesoamerica, Earth's Largest Migration Flyway

11:45 AM:  Diego Méndez (Bolivia, Conservation Science Trainee 2015) 
Feathers and Power: Why you Should Study (and care about) South America's Raptors

12:30-2 PM:  Break. Food trucks on site

2 PM: Wouter Vansteelant (Belgium, Leadership Trainee 2011) 
Batumi Raptor Count: Lessons from 15 years of Raptor Migration Surveys at One of the World’s Largest Raptor Migration Bottlenecks in the Eastern Black Sea flyway

2:45 PM:  Martha Nzisa (Kenya, Conservation Science Trainee 2010)
Bridging Birding, Conservation and Photography in Kenya

3:30 PM:  Chong Leong Puan (Malaysia, Conservation Science Trainee 2013)
Issues and Initiatives of Asian Raptor Conservation in the Past Three Decades

4:15 PM: Todd Katzner (USA, Leadership Trainee 2003) and Ana Maria Castaño (Colombia, Conservation Science Trainee 1998)
Migrating Raptor Conservation Priorities Overview and Panel Discussion

Help us Reach our Fundraising Goal

If you would like to sponsor this event with a gift of $250 to $2,500 to $5,000 or more, please download, complete, and send the form below to Tammy at [email protected] or call 570-617-6541. Thank you for your support!


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