Distance Education Programs

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.

Elementary Raptor Trunk

1. Request a Travelling Raptor Trunk

Choose from Elementary, Middle, or High School levels. 

  • Trunks are shipped first-come, first serve.
  • Trunks are requested and shipped free of charge. 

General contents include:

  • Teacher's resource binder with prepared lessons
  • Species weight bags
  • Posters and visuals
  • Replica talons, skulls, and eggs
  • Activity books and Hawk Mountain publications
  • And much more! 

2. Request a live video session with a Hawk Mountain Educator

(30-45 min)

Interactive session with raptor wing

Interactive learning is facilitated via Skype, Google Hangouts, or a similar 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:

  • raptor adaptations
  • types of raptors
  • migration strategies
  • migration ecology
  • trapping and tracking 
  • conservation efforts
  • presentations include a live raptor

Programs can be modified according to classroom needs.  Programs are aligned with the PA Environment and Ecology Academic Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards, and they support incorporating technology in the classroom (STEM). 

✳️  Video conferencing equipment required. 
✳️  Video conference session must coincide with dates requested for the Raptor Trunk.

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. 

Interested? Request form is linked below. 


Message from the Director

What to Expect: Video clips of the program

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.

Information Request Form