Eagle Eyes on the Environment is a behind the scenes look into rehabilitation at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. This project encompasses and links both the rehabilitation of Bald Eagles with Education and outreach programs. Eagle Eyes has three primary components: E-technology, environmental education, and engagement.
E-technology: Two monitoring cameras have been placed into the Center’s 100’ Disney Magic of Flight barn to be used as a tool to assist in the evaluation of birds during the rehabilitation process and to educate the public about the importance and purpose of rehabilitation of birds of prey. Visitors to the web can sneak a “birds eye view” through the eagle eyes website. The Center’s new Eagle Eyes exhibit hosts a variety of interactive videos and activities to educate visitors about eagle conservation and provide examples of how they can participate in conservation.
Education: Eagle Eyes for the Environment programs delivers relevant and impactful conservation programming engaging participants in learning and actions related to water, energy and habitat conservation. Using the iconic Bald Eagle as a symbol for a healthy environment, programs are hosted on site at Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, in addition to outreach across the Central Florida community. A feature of this program incorporates Audubon’s current online campaign– The W.E.B. of Life: Water, Energy and Birds are All Connected.
Engagement: For the Center to expand its external outreach, a volunteer docent program - EagleEyes Citizen Educators --educate guests and others about eagle conservation. These volunteers including college students and conservation-minded citizens help improve the in-park educational experience by providing smaller educator/student ratios and personal tours for visitors of all ages.