Thursday, 18 February 2016

Visits to the Raptor and Wildlife Refuge of Tasmania


Contact: Anthea Wallhead, VolunteerSecretary
The Raptor and Wildlife Refuge of Tasmania Inc.
p: 03 6267 4774   e: anthea@icewall.com.au
w: for the Raptor Refuge: www.raptorrefuge.com.au
Visits should be booked through the website.

Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays during Terms 1-4     RSVP: One week's notice before visit
Location: Kettering, Tasmania

Intended Audience: Students of all ages

Has your school visited the Raptor and Wildlife Refuge yet?
The Raptor and Wildlife Refuge of Tasmania is committed to securing the future of Tasmania's raptors by rehabilitating injured, sick and orphaned raptors, while educating the public, especially our young people.
 
We have created a special education program at our Refuge, where we provide a unique opportunity for students to view wedge tail eagles, owls and other raptors in outside aviaries. They will then get up close to displays of talons, feathers and wings in our Education Centre, where they will also learn about the care and rehabilitation of our birds.
 
Presentations are geared for the age of the students and there are plenty of opportunities for questions. We also have live raptors, which could not be safely released into the wild, that are now a part of our education program.

The Raptor Refuge is situated in Kettering, just off the Channel Highway, about 40 minutes south of Hobart. The facility is a working refuge not a zoo or wildlife park, so school groups are limited to no more than 25, for each 2-3 hour session. Sessions are run by a Discovery Ranger or experienced volunteer.
Larger groups can be split in two, with the second group visiting the Marine Discovery Centre at Woodbridge. These two experiences can be easily visited using one bus.
Visits to the Refuge on Tuesdays and Thursdays can be booked via our online booking system at www.raptorrefuge.com.au/schools
We are looking forward to welcoming your school to the Raptor & Wildlife Refuge of Tasmania.