Nature’s Guardians

The Raptor Center‘s Wildlife Workshops are geared toward CORE learning requirements for children in grades 3-6, but they are enjoyed by kids from 8 – 99! Parents are encouraged to attend and participate – bring the whole family!

The Center’s Florida Wildlife Series focuses on both education and awareness of our environment and wildlife.

Natures Guardians are what the kids that come to our workshops call themselves.  We offer conservations workshops geared to kids eight years old and up on the third Friday of each month at various parks around Hillsborough County.  Check our event schedule for details.

Barn Owl Project

Barn owls are a natural rodent control.  The use of rodenticides is the leading cause of death of these birds. The Raptor Center’s Barn Owl project is about conserving the Barn Owl and its environment. We are working to build Barn Owl boxes and placing them throughout south east Hillsborough County. If you know a land owner that would like to participate in our project please have them call or email us!  This is a great Eagle Scout Project!

There is Wildlife Among Us: Exploring Nature after dark in our own Neighborhoods

We can come and do this workshop for your neighborhood. We cover:

  • Animals that may be found in your yard; bats, fox, deer, raccoon, coyote, tortoise, squirrels, skunks, bear, otter, panther, bobcat
  • The basic reasons why is wildlife is attracted to houses and properties
  • How to minimize contact with wildlife
  • Common diseases found in our local wildlife
  • What happens when a trapper is called
  • What to do if you find injured or sick wildlife
  • Various organizations that are working hard to protect wildlife
  • The basic role that the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the United State Fish and Wildlife Service play in protecting wildlife
  • The importance of clean water for everyone