St. LOUIS, Mo.—Thousands of bald eagles are flocking to Missouri to join our resident eagles this time of year. That makes now the perfect time for teachers to help their students learn more about these magnificent raptors. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is teaming up with the World Bird Sanctuary (WBS) to present two free online All About Eagles statewide virtual school programs in December. The programs are designed to help students gain a better understanding of bald eagles.
The All About Eagles programs will take place 10-10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 13 and Tuesday, Dec. 14. The programs are geared for 1st grade and up. They will explore the natural history of eagles and introduce students to the principles of conservation biology.
These programs are free but require advanced online registration at https://short.mdc.mo.gov/ZvN. Teachers should select the day of their preference. One teacher per classroom is required to register using the registration link for their students to attend these virtual programs. WBS will send out the Zoom link to all registered classroom teachers prior to the program date. Each program can accommodate up to 500 computer logons.
These programs are made possible by an education cooperative agreement between MDC and the WBS and are free for school classes to attend. For over 40 years, the World Bird Sanctuary has helped restore the bald eagle, peregrine falcon, and American barn owl from near extinction. They strive to support birds through education, conservation, and rehabilitation.