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Hawk Quest Visits CRE!

October 18, 2016

The 1st graders at CRE were privileged to have Hawk Quest of Parker, Colorado visit today. The Hawk Quest handlers brought along several species including hawks, an owl and a bald eagle for our students to learn about, ask questions about, and see up close. 

The students were able to listen to information on each species, then ask questions. 

During the bald eagle presentation, the kids "wowwed" the handlers with the questions that they asked. They wanted to know:

"How big are their wings?" Up to a 7 foot wingspan.

"How many feathers does a bald eagle have?" Between 7,000 and 10,000, unless they are molting. Molting is the time when they shed their feathers and grow new ones.

"Why does the eagle have to wear that mask over their eyes?" It keeps them from getting scared. 

Stay tuned for more pictures of this exciting experience!


October 18, 2016 | By mgreene1 | Category: Castle Rock Elementary School

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