MDC and the World Bird Sanctuary presents All About Owls program featuring live owls June 8 at Bellefontaine Conservation Area

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St. LOUIS, Mo.—Great horned, barred, barn, or screech . . . owls are among us, so why not spend a little time on summer break learning more about them?  These nocturnal birds of prey have many fascinating secrets to reveal.  The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is teaming up with the World Bird Sanctuary (WBS) to present All About Owls, an educational program Wednesday, June 8 from 1-2 p.m. at Bellefontaine Conservation Area in North St. Louis County. 

The program is designed to help people of all ages gain a better understanding of and appreciation for Missouri’s owls.  It will explore the natural history of owls while also introducing participants to the concepts of natural selection and adaptation.  It’s also a chance to meet live owls in person as WBS naturalists will bring some of the birds for people to see up close.

All About Owls is a free program but requires advanced online registration at  Bellefontaine Conservation Area is located adjacent to the Missouri Veterans Home at 10600 Lewis and Clark Boulevard (Highway 367), a half mile south of I-270.  The program will be held at the pavilion.

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.

Program registrants should note that families now have the option to link their children’s accounts to their own which will streamline the program registration process. Once a group account is set up, parents will be able to register their children to an event without having to logoff and login for each person. This allows parents to register an entire family or select family members to an event at the same time.


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