Live Owls Presentations and Campus Tours

Chewonki is pleased to announce two natural history presentations followed by walking tours of the Chewonki campus. Come learn about Maine’s owls and take a brief guided walk across our campus. Staff will be on hand to greet visitors. This is a chance to get to know Chewonki and for us to get to know you!

What: Owls of Maine: The Habits and Adaptations of Maine’s Native Owls, followed by Walking Tour of Campus

Where: Chewonki, Wiscasset, Maine

Cost: FREE. All ages welcome. Donations accepted.

Friday, July 6, 2012

1:00 to 2:00 PM

Followed by a ½ hour tour of Chewonki

and

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

2:00 to 3:00 PM

Followed by a ½ hour tour of Chewonki

Traveling Natural History Program Director Keith Crowley offers an intimate and detailed look at owls, bringing these creatures of the night into the light. Our live non-releasable barred, great horned, and screech or saw-whet owls are the highlights of this program, which introduces participants to owls that are native to Maine and New England.

This interactive program begins with slides and sounds to learn the different appearances and calls of each owl. Then, using talons, wings, and skulls, we explore the adaptations of these silent nocturnal hunters. Owls of Maine provides the opportunity to handle these unique specimens and is sure to engage participants of all ages.

Presentations will be followed by 1/2-hour guided walking tours of Chewonki.

Directions to Chewonki

For more information:

Betta Stothart

207-882-7323

betta@chewonki.org

Owl PDF information on Chewonki