American Library Association: "Although the science and technology included in this book are supremely interesting, the compassion and dedication of the people who put it to use to save this wonderful bird are the best part of the story. I defy anyone not to be moved by the picture of Beauty using her restored beak to take a drink of water."
School Library Journal: "Outstanding full-page photographs accompany this uplifting account. Many resources for further study and additional information on the life cycle of eagles, their habitats, and their near extinction and recovery are appended. Highly valuable for elementary schoolers as a lesson in empathy; an inspiring addition to STEM collections."
Janie Veltkamp, BoPNW Director holding a peregrine falcon, and Don Veltkamp, BoPNW Board Chairman holding a red-tailed hawk
To purchase copies of Beauty and the Beak, 3D-printed models of Beauty's beak, and/or the STL file to 3D print a beak model, please fill out the contact form with your request, at the bottom of this page.
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Janie Veltkamp and Deborah Lee Rose's nonfiction children’s book BEAUTY and the BEAK has won the esteemed AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books and the Eureka! Gold Award for Nonfiction from the California Reading Association. The book is a Junior Library Guild title, and a CALIFORNIA READS Recommended Title of the California Teachers Association.
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Throughout 2018, Birds of Prey Northwest in northern Idaho will celebrate its 25th year! We promote stewardship and conservation of raptors through educational programs with live birds of prey, onsite at our BOPNW center and at schools, libraries, public events and professional conferences. The true STEM story of our most famous educational bird, Beauty, has been reported worldwide and is told in the new, award-winning children's book Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle.
Our raptor center provides medical treatment and rehabilitation to sick, injured and orphaned birds of prey with the ultimate goal of returning them to the wild. We provide expert evaluation and care in coordination with other raptor centers and wildlife agencies, and train volunteer raptor caregivers. BOPNW is a nonprofit and depends on educational program fees, grants and partnerships, and graciously donated funds and items to care for many species of raptors including eagles, ospreys, falcons, hawks and owls.
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