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What Programs are Available?
Hawk Ridge offers education
programs suitable for all ages, from preschool to adult.
Programs provide up-close views of hawks
or songbirds in the hand, which a lucky student then gets to
release! Check out our
What Do We Need to Bring?
Binoculars can be a valuable tool for some
classes, especially high school and older. Our staff
has binoculars for your group to use--just let us
Dress for the weather! Weather is always more extreme at the Main
Overlook on Hawk Ridge. Cold, wet, miserable participants do not
enjoy the programs that you work so hard to
make available to them. Of course, it does get sunny & hot on the
Ridge, too, so bring some sunscreen & a hat with a brim in case of
If your group is going to do any hiking on the Hawk Ridge trails,
hiking boots are essential; at the very least, tennis shoes must be
worn. The trails are very rugged.
We do not have a building on site at the
nature reserve, so all of our activities take place outdoors.
LECTURE AREA: We have a private 60-person
lecture area located at the main overlook which has a fantastic view
of the migration. The lecture area is accessible by a gravel
path. Because the lecture area is higher than the main
overlook, the gravel path does wind upward. Seating at the
lecture area is wooden benches.
BATHROOM: We have a single portable toilet
located 100 yards northeast of the main overlook along the roadway.
Weather definitely plays a part in our outdoor
activities! We recommend rescheduling programs in case of
inclement weather. While we can (and do) teach on busses at
the main overlook, it is much more satisfying to visit on a nice day
where participants can view the migration and possibly see birds in
the hand. Neither of these is available on rainy days.
Availability and Cost?
September & October: The fee for programs
from our current offerings is $4/participant with an $80 minimum.
Custom programs are $4/participant with a $100 minimum.
November to August:
Presentations during the "off
season" are also available and can be arranged through the Hawk
Ridge education director. The fee for a 1-hour program is $4/participant
with a $100 minimum; $75
for each additional hour.
How Do I Schedule a Program for My Group?
Try to schedule your program at least two
weeks prior, to ensure
availability. Programs cannot be scheduled on
Contact the Education
Director, Gail Johnejack, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-428-8722 for more information
or to schedule your program.