[flagallery gid=36 name="Gallery"]On Norlin quad Tuesday, students may have noticed an unusual sight: a red-tailed hawk and a great-horned owl.
At 11 a.m. on Norlin quad, Wild Wings Environmental Education and the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History gave a presentation on raptors for CU students and Boulder residents.
Deanna Curtis, a nationally certified educator and falconer for Wild Wings Environmental Education, explained the organization.
“We are an outreach organization that does education programs with raptors,” Curtis said. “Today we are doing a program called ‘Raptors of The Rockies.’”
The presentation was about an hour long and included animals such as a red-tailed hawk and a great-horned owl. Curtis provided a great deal of information to the CU students and many young children in attendance.
The audience learned raptors have eyesight eight to 10 times sharper than humans, and they have hollow bones, which make them lightweight and allow them to fly.
Elana Brechner, a 22-year-old junior psychology major, said she enjoyed the program and would like to see more programs like this one.
“It would be very interesting [to have more programs],” Brechner said.
For more information on programs the CU museum will be hosting, check out their events calendar.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Isa Jones at Alexandra.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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