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(Sold Out) Owl Pellet Dissection (Virtual Event)
June 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
This popular event is now SOLD OUT. To be placed on a waiting list, call 402.731.3140. If any cancelations occur, we will notify the next person on the waiting list.
Additionally, we are considering holding a second program (depending on the level of interest). If you are interested, please call and have your name added to the waiting list so to help us determine the level of interest. Thank you.
Join us for an interactive program about owl pellets! Owls eat insects and small rodents like mice. The parts of their diet that they cannot digest such as fur and bones are then regurgitated as a pellet. During this program, you will be able to dissect an owl pellet of your own!
Owl pellet to-go bag: All registrants will receive an owl pellet bag, which will include two owl pellets and other fun materials for the program.
Bag pick-up is June 11: Please choose one of two times below to pick up your owl pellet bag. Please arrive in front of the nature center at the time you signed up at and do not exit your car. Someone will greet you with your owl pellet bag and a live owl!
Program date is June 12 – Watch live via Zoom: Participants will also be able to watch and interact with a Fontenelle Forest Raptor Recovery as they dissect an owl pellet live via Zoom. This program can be accessed by Zoom on a laptop or mobile device, with internet access. A link will be emailed to all registrants the day prior to the program.
Cost: This program is $10 for members and non-members. Fee includes 1 owl pellet bag and 1 device registration for Zoom program.
Watch this awesome video about the program (Firebolt, the barn owl, provides an oscar-worthy performance)!
Please choose one of the two times below to pick up your owl pellet bag. When you register for a pick-up time, you will automatically be registered for the Zoom program.
JUNE 11 PICK-UP TIMES:
10:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Sign up to pick up your bag between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. via this link: https://8913.blackbaudhosting.com/8913/Owl-Pellet-Bags-MORNING-PICK-UP
3:00 and 4:00 p.m.
Sign up to pick up your bag between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. via this link: https://8913.blackbaudhosting.com/8913/Owl-Pellet-Bags-AFTERNOON-PICK-UP
Questions: For questions, please call Visitor Services at 402-731-3140.