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July 2017

Bird Day at Blank Park Zoo

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Blank Park Zoo, 7401 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50315 United States
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Alba

SOAR will be part of Bird Day at the Zoo this summer. Join as SOAR  helps the Zoo celebrate the diversity of birds! Check back here or the Zoo's calendar for more details!

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August 2017

Release Party 2017

August 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Ave
Madrid, IA 50156 United States
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juv eagle ready for release

Join us for our fall release party at the Iowa Arboretum, a 415-acre facility in Boone County's Des Moines River Valley that showcases hundreds of species of trees, shrubs and flowering plants. The event includes an opportunity to meet a few of SOAR's education ambassadors, talk with SOAR educators, and learn about current SOAR projects. The highlight of the afternoon are the raptor releases! The arboretum, situated along the Des Moines River Valley is a great location! If you put…

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September 2017

Outdoor Expo 2017 (Saturday)

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Des Moines Izaak Walton League and Water Works Park, 4343 George Flagg Parkway
Des Moines, IA United States
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Silva

Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day by bringing the entire family out for a fun weekend discovering new and exciting ways to enjoy Iowa's outdoors. SOAR will present a program in the speakers tent at 2:00 p.m. on owls. Release at 3:00 p.m. location within the park TBD.

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Outdoor Expo 2017 (Sunday)

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Des Moines Izaak Walton League and Water Works Park, 4343 George Flagg Parkway
Des Moines, IA United States
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Blaze

Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day by bringing the entire family out for a fun weekend discovering new and exciting ways to enjoy Iowa's outdoors. SOAR will present a program in the speakers tent at 1:00 p.m. about falcons. Release at 3:00 p.m. location within the park TBD.

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October 2017

Walnut Creek Watershed Festival

October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Colby Park, 6900 School St
Windsor Heights, IA 50324 United States
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Terrie and Stella

Due to heavy rain today (7 October), SOAR will not be at this event. Our apologies.   SOAR will be part of this annual Walnut Creek clean-up again this year! Help clean up the watershed and then relax! Download event poster here.

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Fall Frenzy

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walker Johnson Park, 9000 Douglas Ave
Urbandale, Iowa 50322
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education kestrel

SOAR will be at the city of Urbandale's fall event. Come see and learn about one of SOAR's education ambassador falcons.

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Fall Festival

October 15 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kennedy Park, 1415 Nelson Ave
Webster City, IA 50501
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barn owl

Join us at Webster County Conservation's Fall Festival at Kennedy Park. Many activities going on!

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Carroll County Fall Fest

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Swan Lake State Park, 22676 Swan Lake Dr
Carroll, United States
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to be released

Many activities on this family friendly day! SOAR will be releasing a rehabilitated raptor as part of the event.

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November 2017

Learn about falconry

November 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chichaqua Longhouse, 8700 NE 126 Ave
Maxwell, IA 50161 United States
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a hooded falcon

Falconry is the art of hunting with a trained bird of prey. Falconry is known to have been practiced by humans for over 3000 years! Meet Kay Neumann, the Executive Director of SOAR - Saving Our Avian Resources who has been a falconer for over thirty years. She will share the history of falconry and then participants will join Kay and one of her falcons in the field for a demonstration of falconry techniques.

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Hawks and Owls!

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Roland Public Library, 221 N Main St
Roland, IA 50236 United States
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red-tailed hawk

Join SOAR at the Roland Public Library to learn about what SOAR is all about... and learn about two of our education ambassadors!

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