O.W.L. Visits YHS

Jen with "Pokey", a Barred Owl.
Jen with “Pokey”, a Barred Owl.

Jen, an educator from the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation (O.W.L.) Society visited the Grade 2s and 4s on March 12th. O.W..L is a non-profit, volunteer driven organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned birds of prey (raptors) and to public education designed to reduce the causes of their plight.

Jen shared her knowledge and love of these beautiful birds with the students and answered many questions. The girls had a lot of questions! Raptors that are unable to be released to the wild remain at the facility and are used in educational programs. Jen brought two birds to show the students, ‘Tyra’, a Merlin Falcon and ‘Pokey’, a Barred Owl.

O.W.L. is open to the public for visits and on April 26th & 27th they will be hosting their very popular Open House. For more information, please see their website: http://www.owlcanada.org/. Watch a video of Jen introducing “Pokey” to the Grade 2 class below.

Lela Ling
Junior School Science Teacher

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