Our Education area is now called the i-Zone, I am assuming this means Information Zone!! But I could be wrong. It is a work in progress and will grow and change over the next year. With pictures and text on the walls, cases showing feathers and birds wings, mounted birds and a migration map we have started well.
The ceiling has a trail of silhouettes of birds crossing from one side to the other, it is the shape of a bird in flight that we see most often and this looks wonderful trailing across the room.
The map will have bird shapes and lights to mark the migration routes of birds both from North America to South America, and again in the European and Asian migrations.
The cases show various bird wings and tails, so you can compare and contrast the species that you know from around us. These all came either from our own birds who had reached the end of their lives, or some injured wild birds that did not survive.
There is some interactive material in there and there will be a great deal more once we get it done. Time is always a factor here and we would rather do it slowly and well than rush at it.
Say hello to the White-tailed Sea-eagle Statue in there, given to us by Eagle Star Insurance when they were taken over, it and the gold statue outside fit in nicely now.
Keep an eye on the i-Zone, you will see it taking shape and getting more fun over the rest of this year. If you come on the Winter Owl Evenings we will make sure it it looking good and the owls do not mind the shapes above them as they fly in there!
Neil Forbs from Great Western Exotic Vets
International Centre For Birds of Prey
Present the perfect course for raptor keepers, falconers, zoos keepers, demonstrators, educationalists in raptor understanding and owl keepers.
‘Management of birds of prey for health and longevity’
One Day Course
Presented by Neil A Forbes DipECZM(avian) FRCVS RCVS and European Specialist in Bird Medicine
Two dates available
Sunday February 5th 2017
Saturday April 1st 2017
0900h – 1630h
At: International Centre for Birds of Prey
Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1JJ
Cost £85 for one day
Includes lunch, refreshments + comprehensive A4 course notes
Please phone to book at: 01531 820286