Wilkes-Barre: Eagles on the Susquehanna

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Where: River Common Amphitheatre (Entrance to Common at Northampton and River Street), Wilkes-Barre

Description: Join the Riverfront Parks Committee and special guest, Franklin Klock, from the Carbon County Environmental Education Center (CCEEC), as we learn about eagles.

Eagles have been nesting up and down the Susquehanna River and can often be seen flying or perched in large trees along the river. The CCEEC is one of the few places in Pennsylvania that offers live eagles programs off-site and they are coming to Wilkes-Barre River Common. This program is the only day you are 100% guaranteed to see a golden and a bald eagle close-up!

Bring the family to this hour-long program on June 14th and meet "Rennie", a bald eagle that was injured y a car in 2001 and is now a resident at the education center. next you will meet "Miss Charles", a golden eagle that suffered a gunshot wound in 2001. Neither bird can be returned to the wild, so under permit of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ans the Pennsylvania Game Commission, they serve as part of the raptor education program.

Live eagles make for impressive animal ambassadors, and they help us talk about the importance of apex predators in an ecosystem. They also help us understand the kinds of hazards these birds face in the wild.

Fee: Free and open to the public

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