Eyes in the Sky offers three main types of programs:
“Greeting” style of presentation, where attendees can meet the birds and handlers up-close at their own preferred pace. More than one bird may be presented at a time. Attendees are engaged one-on-one or in small groups, and the presentation style leaves ample space for question-and-answer, discussion, and personalized learning.
- Events with a larger attendee count
- Events where multiple activities or engagement opportunities are available at the same time
- Events with a more flexible timetable, where guests can arrive or leave at different times
“Lecture” style of presentation, where attendees are gathered into one place to receive a handler-directed presentation. This style of presentation helps to standardize the learning experience in a classroom or other education-based setting. Birds are usually presented one-by-one, to give emphasis to each species and story examined.
- Events for organized groups, such as classrooms or clubs
- Events that focus on one activity at a time
- Events with a more concrete timetable and attentive audience
A “Course Series” consisting of several successive presentations. For example, Eyes in the Sky runs the Meet Your Wild Neighbor (MYWN) program, which brings a series of 5 one-hour learning sessions to local elementary school classrooms. Classes run by Eyes in the Sky follow curriculum specifically designed by experienced, credentialed teachers for the grade level targeted. MYWN curriculum typically complies with standards of STEM learning such as the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Eyes in the Sky employs a dedicated MYWN Teacher, and all new potential engagements are reviewed by a volunteer MYWN Committee. Because each Course Series is tailored to the specific audience and entails substantial staff and volunteer hours, we have limited capacity to take on new Course Series each academic year.