Wildlife Education Programs
Teton Raptor Center; Hardeman Ranch, Wilson.
The raptor center is a nonprofit organization of conservation biologists, veterinarians, wildlife rehabilitators, educators and volunteers, working together to help birds of prey and promote environmental health through veterinary care and rehabilitation, educational programs and conservation research.
On Saturdays at 2 p.m. during winter and spring there is a Raptor Encounters program and the center.* This hour-long educational experience with live birds of prey includes opportunities to meet many of TRC’s resident raptors and visit the rehabilitation clinic. Saturday programming runs from October through May.
In the summer the center offers three programs throughout the week.* Space is limited and reservations are required. Admission is $18/adult, $15/senior or children ages 4-12, free/3 years and younger.
The center also presents a free birds of prey program at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays from late June through August on the Commons out in Teton Village.
On Fridays from noon to 2 p.m., from mid-December through the end of March, the group holds free "Feathered Fridays" programs at the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center on Cache Street. Pop in anytime between those hours to meet live birds of prey and learn about them.
* While the new center is being built, the Raptor Encounter programs are being held at the Old Wilson Schoolhouse Community Center.
Wild Things of Wyoming; wildthingsofwyoming.com
Starting in late June at 5 p.m. and continuing throughout the summer, Wild Things of Wyoming presents "Second Nature," a free storytelling event with live animals and interactive activities on the Village Commons in Teton Village.