Mary Malone at the Bonner County Daily Bee recently wrote a wonderful article about our visit to Sandpoint's Homeschool Academy!
Read the article here: Bonner County Daily Bee
Photo credit: Mary Malone, the Bonner County Daily Bee
"After the presentation about Beauty and the Beak, we brainstormed how 3D printers could be used to create prosthetics for different animals to help with survival after birth defects, injury, etc. The kids worked in groups to design an animal prosthetic on paper and determined what it would look like, how it would work and how it would be attached to the animal. Then they used TinkerCad to design the prosthetic on a plane so they could tweak their design along the way, and finally they printed! Some of their creations included a mouse leg, complete with joint and socket, and bat teeth with a hinge to attach to the jaw. I was blown away by the complexity of their designs."
- 3rd grade teacher, Lafayette, CA
There are additional costs for travel over 100 miles from Birds of Prey Northwest. All program costs go to pay for food and care of our rehabilitating and educational birds.
All programs include a lifesize wingspan banner, where kids and adults can compare their human armspan to the wingspans of a bald eagle and other birds.
Program One: Five different species of raptors including either bald or golden eagle. $500
Program Two: Five different species not including eagle—appropriate for younger ages. $350
Program Three: New!
Janie shares her new nonfiction picture book Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle.
* Please note that Beauty does not travel for live raptor programs that are away from BOPNW's grounds.
Program 3 can be combined with Program 1 or 2. Cost will vary according to length of program(s) and audience size.
Raptors are fascinating birds: the silent night-hunting owls, the day-hunting hawks, the fish eating ospreys, the fast flying falcons, and the mighty eagles. Birds of Prey Northwest offers educational programs and author visits—including live raptors and/or Janie Veltkamp’s new children’s book Beauty and the Beak—for all ages.
Recent and Upcoming Programs:
*Inland Reading Council Program, Spokane, WA, June 22.
*Pacific Northwest Library Association Conference, Post Falls, ID, August 2.
*Beauty and the Beak Book Launch Event, Coeur d'Alene Library, Coeur d'Alene, ID, September 30.
*Idaho Library Association Conference, Garden City, ID, October 5.
*Idaho science Teachers Conference, Pocatello, ID, October 6.
New book for 2017! The true story of Beauty the bald eagle, coauthored by Janie Veltkamp and award-winning children’s author Deborah Lee Rose.
For a rescue emergency
- eagle, hawk, falcon, or owl -
208- 245-1367 or 208-582-0797,
or Idaho Fish and Game at
To donate to Birds of Prey Northwest: