St. Louis, MO – In January 2013, Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge – a collaborative program between the Missouri Department of Conservation, Trailnet and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources – will be limited to three weekdays to provide 1,200 underserved fifth-grade students with high quality, experiential outdoor educational programming.
The public weekend Eagle Days program will not occur in 2013 due to decreases in event funding from external sponsors and donors.
The Chain of Rocks Bridge is an optimal environment from which to observe eagles soaring, diving, feeding, and nesting. The public is encouraged to enter from either the Missouri or the Illinois side of the bridge and enjoy the views during daylight hours from this historic bicycle and pedestrian crossing of the Mississippi River.
The public can also discover nature at planned Eagle Days programs across the region or by eagle-viewing on their own. Eagle Days events include live captive-eagle programs, exhibits, activities, videos, and guides with spotting scopes. A list of eagle watching events and opportunities across the bi-state region can be found at mdc.mo.gov/events/eagledays or greatriverroad.com/eagles/eagleevents.htm.
Eagle Days 2013 Educational Program Days are presented by the Missouri Department of Conservation, Trailnet, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and are sponsored by America’s Central Port, Metro East Park and Recreation District, Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation, and Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery.