The live birds are used to demonstrate and model their amazing survival characteristics and techniques. Hands-on explorations of feathers, skulls and other bird parts provide a stimulating continuation of natural science concepts students have been learning in class.
- Why do owls need to turn their heads nearly upside down and nearly all the way around?
- How do bald eagles hold onto slippery fish?
- What is louder, an owl wing or a vulture feather and why?
- Why is a bald eagle called "bald"?
- How many bones are there in an owl's neck?
- What is an owl scat?
- How does an owl hear so well without visible ears?
- What can humans do with their eyes that owls can't? (Two possible answers here.)
- If an animal active during the night is called nocturnal, what is an animal active during the day called?