6:44-8:15 AM: Join monitors at various sites to take part in the State and National Midwinter Survey. Monitoring will take place at all sites except Quarry Point (#3), College (#9), and Warch Campus Center (#10b). Look for signs marking monitoring locations.
10:00-12:00 NOON: Reception at Atlas Waterfront Cafe and Gathering Room. Monitors will have opportunity to drop off their data and share experiences. A presentation by WDNR Wildlife Biologist, Bryan Woodbury, will follow at 11:00 AM. Bryan will give an overview of data collected through Northeast Wisconsin Alliance‘s citizen/science monitoring program that began in 2009. The presentation is open to the public.
Join us for a day of presentations as well as viewing opportunities taking place throughout the Valley both indoors and outdoors.
10:00 AM-4:00PM: View eagles from inside the Paper Discovery Center while browsing through the history of the paper making industry. Presentations will also be given throughout the day. Your visit is free compliments of Fox Communities Credit Union.
*10:30 AM & 1 PM: “Raptors – Rulers of the Sky” Raptor Education Group View raptors up close to learn about their unique characteristics and also about the work of rehabilitating raptors from health risks due to lead poisoning.
*12 PM & 2:30 PM: “An Eagle’s View of the Fox Locks and Its History.” Join historical enthusiast and author, Christine Williams, as she shares the colorful history of the Fox Locks and the men and families that lived in the lock houses and operated the system.
*11 AM & 1 PM: “Raptors—Rulers of the Sky” Aves Wildlife Alliance. View raptors up close to learn about their unique characteristics and also about the work of rehabilitating raptors from health risks due to lead poisoning.
*9:30 AM & 2:30 PM: “Surveying Eagles Past to Present,” Steve Easterly, WDNR Wildlife Technician. Listen as Steve Easterly shares how eagle populations have been and are currently being surveyed throughout Northeast Wisconsin. Participants will also hear about and be given the opportunity to sign up for the Adopt a Nest Program.
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*9:00AM-4:00 PM: Hands-on interactive display in the Children’s area. Children and adults will have opportunity to learn more about the biology and behaviors of this majestic bird of prey through interactive stations.
BALD EAGLE LICENSE PLATE DRAWING AND SALE
See Wisconsin’s new Bald Eagle license plate and enter a drawing to get this beautiful plate free for the first year. Two plates will be given away. The license plate is a fundraiser for the Endangered Resources Fund of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Applications to buy the plate will be available along with information on the rare wildlife, plants and natural areas the plate helps support. Interested persons can purchase or enter drawing at both locations. Click HERE for more information.
*8:00 AM: Enjoy a guided bird hike on this scenic trail that winds along the shore opposite the Warch Campus Center. Parking is available on the corner of Lawe and Newberry Streets near the lock. A limited number of binoculars will be available to aid in viewing our feathered friends as well as a spotting scope.
*7:00 AM-5:00 PM: Free activities inside the nature center including hands-on eagle activities, an eagle craft, coloring contest, door prizes and more!
*7:00 – 8:30 AM: Sunrise Eagle Viewing. Sunrise is at 7:16 am. Sunrise is a great time to catch some of the best eagle activity. Meet at 1000 Islands or at Quarry Point Park on Elm Street and dress appropriately for the cold. Volunteers will be available at the viewing sites from 7:00 am – 5:00 PM, but the sunrise and sunset viewings are highly encouraged.
*10:00 – 11:00 AM: “Raptor Rehab: The Trials and Tribulations of Protecting American Bald Eagles and other Raptors” Wildlife rehabilitators from Wildlife of Wisconsin (WOW) will teach us about some of the common threats to our area raptors, meet and hear stories about some of WOW’s educational raptors as well as learn how rehabilitators and even you can protect the magnificent animals yourself.
*1:00 – 2:00 PM: Live American Bald Eagle Presentation. Join us for an opportunity to see a live Bald Eagle up close and learn all about eagle biology, ecology, natural history and cultural connections in an engaging and entertaining presentation by a naturalist interpreter from the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minnesota.
*3:00 – 4:00 PM: Live Bald Eagle Presentation. An encore presentation by the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minnesota.
*4:00 – 5:00 PM: Sunset Eagle Viewing. Sunset is at 4:58 pm. Sunset is a great time to catch some of the best eagle activity. Meet at 1000 Islands or at Quarry Point Park on Elm Street and dress appropriately for the cold. Volunteers will be available at the viewing sites from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm, but the sunrise and sunset viewings are highly encouraged.
*Fox Cities: Neenah, Menasha, Appleton, Kimberly, Little Chute, Combined Locks, Kaukauna, Wrightstown, Town of Neenah, Fox Crossing, Town of Menasha, Town of Grand Chute, Town of Greenville, Town of Buchanan, Town of Kaukauna, Town of Harrison and Village of Harrison