Oregon Zoo’s Birds of Prey Visit The Delphian School

From: The Delphian School
Published: Thu Mar 17 2005

On Thursday, March 10th, the Oregon Zoo, with support from the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation, brought Discover Birds, a traveling birds of prey program, to The Delphian School in Sheridan. Among the live birds shown were owls, hawks, eagles and vultures.

Zoo trainers educated students about the different ways birds catch their prey and what makes each type unique. Students were given live demonstrations, with the birds flying overhead.

More than fifty students participated in the event, held in the Delphian School’s gymnasium.

"The bald eagle was cool," said Delphian School 8th grader Cydney Gerson, referring to Chinook, the final bird shown.

"I liked that they had lots of birds," said 8th grade student Lee Rector. "Usually when a bird show comes to your school, they only have about three birds. This one had a lot of them."

The Delphian School is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school offering college preparatory, English-as-a-Second-Language and summer programs for elementary through high school students. The Delphian School is licensed to use Applied Scholastics educational services.
Company: The Delphian School
Contact Name: Bruce Wiggins
Contact Email: brucew@delphian.org
Contact Phone: 800-626-6610

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