WHERE: Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland, FL 32751

WHEN: June 14, Flag Day, 11am

WHY: To celebrate the United States with the opening of the new exhibit dedicated to the conservation of our National Symbol and other Florida raptors. Audubon’s professional conservation staff will be present to mark this occasion and answer questions. A live Bald Eagle will also be available for photo and/or video recording.

*If you plan on attending this exciting media opportunity, please contact Katie Warner at the Center: 407-644-0190 x109.

Maitland, FL (June 12, 2013) – Audubon is proud to announce the unveiling of the new Eagle Eyes on the Environment exhibit and launch of the Eagle Eyes website on June 14 at 11am at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, Florida.

To mark this exciting event, Audubon will have photo opportunities including a live Bald Eagle and professional staff to answer questions on the conservation of Bald Eagles and the new Eagle Eyes exhibit.

Eagle Eyes is a behind-the-scenes look into Bald Eagle and raptor rehabilitation at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey,” said Katie Warner, Program Manager. “I hope everyone will take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn more about this great symbol of our country.”

Two video monitoring cameras have been installed in the Center’s 100’ Disney Magic of Flight Barn. Visitors to the exhibit will have a “bird’s eye view” of what goes on during the rehabilitation process. Viewers will see Bald Eagles and other larger birds of prey as they prepare for release back into the wild. The exhibit will be complimented by a live webcam transmitting footage from the Flight Barn across the globe. The webcam can be found at http://www.acfbop.org.

“With our live Eagle Eyes webcam, students in classrooms around the country will have a ‘bird’s eye view’ of Bald Eagle rehabilitation,” added Warner. 

This educational component will compliment other Audubon programs and provide avenues and opportunities to get involved in conservation of eagles and other birds of prey.

Audubon Center for Birds of Prey treats more than 50 Bald Eagles each year. Eagle Eyes on the Environment programs focus on the education, rehabilitation, and conservation of Eagles in Florida.  It incorporates the theme of the W.E.B –Water, Energy and Birds and how they are all connected.

Audubon Center for Birds of Prey is a nonprofit urban environmental nature center dedicated to promoting a stewardship ethic towards Florida’s birds of prey and their habitats through medical rehabilitation, interactive education and practical research. Open to the public, the Center provides educational opportunities for all ages. Audubon Florida’s conservation goal focuses on conserving and protecting critical habitats to support the species, which make them special. Visit http://fl.audubon.org or http://www.acfbop.org  for more information.

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