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Discovery Center seeks to take raptors on the road



Traveling Birds: Columbia Gorge Discovery Center's fundraiser, "Raptors on the Road" is an outreach program that transports birds of prey to area schools and senior living facilities. A goal has been set to raise $5,000 to help with transportation costs associated with the program.

The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center's raptor education Birds of Prey program is one of the most popular at the museum. Offered twice daily March to September, this live program allows visitors the opportunity to see these magnificent birds up close. Program Coordinator, Bambi Foy, and a small team of dedicated staff and volunteers, enthusiastically educate and enlighten over 19,000 visitors annually.

Each of the museum's nine resident raptors is non-releasable due to injuries sustained in the wild. They serve in this experiential-based ecology education program through permits from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

The Discovery Center has a fundraising campaign called "Raptors on...

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