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Audubon Society

A Chapter of the National Audubon Society with
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General Information

Rainier hosts a monthly program on the third Monday of each month, September through June. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Light refreshments and good conversation are available. The program begins at 7:00 PM.

Programs are free and open to all! Come and bring your friends.

October 15, Monday
Meeting begins at 7:00 pm

Raptor Live
Presented by Craig Moran

Craig Moran graduated from Southwest Missouri University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with minors in Psychology and Geography. His extensive raptor experience started as a Bald Eagle researcher at Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield MO in 1980, where he worked on observations during breeding seasons and assisting in artificial insemination research. He later became a fulltime zookeeper continuing to work with Bald Eagles in education programs. Craig later presented a paper on the Bald Eagle breeding program for the zoo in Fresno CA.

Moving to the Northwest in 1984 he flew hawks and falcons during the summer for Point Defiance Zoo. Continuing his involvement in raptors he became a licensed falconer in 1988.

Craig’s gained additional raptor experience both as a raptor educator working with zoos in Washington, Missouri (where he worked on artificial insemination of Bald Eagles) and Virginia (where he authored and presented programs on Secondary Uptake of Poison in Raptors). In addition, for 3 years he worked as a researcher on Golden Eagle capture, banding and release projects for Wildlife Research Institute in Montana.

Since 1990 Craig has presented programs on environmental issues, avian biology for zoo volunteer trainees, educational programs on raptor biology and ecology to audiences ranging from elementary student to adults for various organizations. Craig also served as Conservation Chairmen for Rainer Audubon Society for 3 years. In 2000 Craig received his Master’s degree in Education to become a biology teacher.

Collectively Craig has dedicated most of his working life to understanding raptors and their important role in the world’s ecology. His passion is to help students to adults have a broader understanding of the important value raptor’s role is in the world today. Raptor Live is simply to bring nature and the community closer together.

Join us at 6:30 for conversation and refreshments.