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Bring live birds of prey to your classroom or event!

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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.

All programs include a life size wingspan banner, where kids and adults can compare their human arm span to the wingspans of a bald eagle and other birds.

Please note that Beauty does not travel for live raptor programs that are away from BOPNW's grounds.

See what is available below!-

Sign up to schedule a live bird program

Fill out your contact information, pick a program you are interested in and submit!

Pick Your Program

Five different species of raptors including either bald or golden eagle. $500

Five different species not including eagle—appropriate for younger ages. $350

Janie shares her new nonfiction picture book Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle.  Program 3 can be combined with Program 1 or 2.

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There may be a Birds of Prey Northwest program happening in your area.  Please download our latest program dates and times!


New for 2021! A STEM Sponsorship that awards 40 schools in Idaho a unique Bird of Prey Live Program!

Contact us to see if you can be one of our Lucky Schools!

The Idaho STEM Action Center in partnership with Birds of Prey Northwest is providing the 3D print file (.stl) of Beauty's prosthetic beak, as a free download, to Idaho educational organizations. In addition, we have aligned the Educational Guide to Idaho Standards and provided some great extension activities to enhance the content.

Thank you to Sonia Galaviz for her expertise in customizing the guide for Idaho educators!

You can also visit:

to download the guide and beak file.

Download the 3D file!

Please complete the following information, and you will be able to download the file to 3D print for educational purposes. You must be with a publicly funded organization in order to download and use this form.

If you are not affiliated with an education program or are not publicly funded, we do have items for sale on the Education Page linked here.

Enter Information for Download

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VIsit the Idaho STEM Action Center 
for tools and 3-D resources.


Download the latest Educational Guide
Specific to Idaho STEM Education


Download the latest Educational Guide


Hands-on STEM activities about Beauty’s beak from Museum of Science, Boston​


Download a Preview of the jacket cover for Beauty and the Beak

Download and color a Bald Eagle 

Courtesy of the Cornell Lab Publishing Group

and Cornell Lab of Ornithology.


Classroom Videos

Skype phone call with students from Sioux City, Iowa in Beauty's aviary.

Articles and Documents


Educator's Guide for the book Beauty and the Beak


Engineering Everywhere Make a Bald Eagle Beak


Live Bird Program Brochure


Engineering Notebook


Media Coverage of a live bird program


National Wildlife Federation


Engineering Girl site for the National Academy of Engineering


US Fish & Wildlife Service

Bald Eagles