Bald eagles are now nesting along the St. Croix River! Join the National Park Service this Saturday, April 9, for a day of learning and celebration of our national symbol. This event is free and open to the public.
- 10:00 – Monitoring Bald Eagle Chicks for the Health of the Riverway
Presented by Bill Route, National Park Service Ecologist
How does bald eagle research help us understand the health of the environment? Because bald eagles hold a spot at the top of the biological food chain along the Riverway, they provide clues about what is happening in the entire food chain.
- 11:00 to 1:00 – Live Bald Eagle and Bird Display – University of Minnesota Raptor Center
Meet a real bald eagle and several other birds of prey. Staff from the Raptor Center will answer questions about the birds.
- 1:00 – Junior Ranger Program: Life of Riverway Bald Eagles
Learn about the life history of bald eagles throughout a year on the river by acting out their behaviors. This fun program, along with other activities developed for children ages 8 – 12, will help you to earn a National Park Junior Ranger badge and certificate.