Our Mission:

To inspire the protection and appreciation of raptors and the spaces where they live through excellence in rehabilitation, education, and research.

Carin Avila

The Rocky Mountain Raptor Program’s comprehensive Education and Outreach Program provides presentations and exhibits throughout the northeastern Colorado and southeastern Wyoming region, offering communities and individuals the opportunity to experience live raptors up close and learn about the uniqueness of these creatures and the habitats we share through personal connections and exploration.

Utilizing creative props, recorded sounds, and a variety of interactive activities, our outreach strives to inspire audiences of all ages to realize the beauty and importance of raptors, as well as understanding of their place in the natural world.  Each public appearance features live raptors that are permanently disabled but have found a rewarding career in being “educational ambassadors”.  Visit the educational ambassadors page to learn more about these amazing individuals.

Each year, the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program brings the wonder of raptors to more than 15,000 school children through educational programs.  Additionally, free public programs at libraries and other community locations provide all the citizens of the communities the RMRP serves an opportunity to experience raptors up close.  Visit with our ambassadors and volunteers on an informal basis at one of the many festivals and events we bring the raptors to or come explore our facility at one of our open houses.

Check out our calendar of events to see where you can meet the raptors next!

Every fall, we offer our very popular “Birds of Prey” course, an extensive six-part class for adults.  From the anatomy of a raptor, to species specific details and identification, to a field trip to put your new ID skills to the test, this course will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about raptors!  Registration for the course begins mid-summer; watch our calendar of events for each year’s specific dates.

If you are hoping to schedule a program or appearance with the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program for your event, group, or class please be prepared to schedule at least *10 weeks* in advance for your preferred date due to high demand.   Complete our education information request form to begin the scheduling process. It may be up to a week to respond to your inquiry. Please be patient while we are out educating and providing care for raptors.