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May 2019

Eagle Program

May 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Burt Community Center, 400 1st St
Burt, IA 50522 United States
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Thora

SOAR will be in Burt, Iowa with one of our education bald eagles! Come join us for a rare, up close look at one of these magnificent birds.

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Glidden Public Library

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Glidden Public Library, 110 Idaho St
Glidden, IA 51443 United States
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Savanna and falcon

Learn about SOAR and raptors in Iowa.

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Wings and Wetlands

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lost Island Nature Center, 3267 350th Ave
Ruthven, IA 51358 United States
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peregrine falcon

SOAR will be the kick-off speaker to a day of learning at Lost Island Nature Center.

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June 2019

Raptors and habitat conservation

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Water’s Edge Nature Center, 1010 250th St
Algona, IA 50511 United States
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red-tailed hawk

Join a SOAR educator and education birds to learn more about SOAR and habitat conservation for our raptors! Plan to stay and check out the nature center and the lake!

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Pedal the Prairie

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, 9981 Pacific St
Prairie City, IA 50228 United States
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Ash

SOAR educators and ambassadors will one of many special guests at the Pedal the Prairie day at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge.

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August 2019

Bison Day

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, 9981 Pacific St
Prairie City, IA 50228 United States
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bison

Festival celebrating bison, prairie, wildlife, and the pioneer time period. Find SOAR with education ambassadors outside the visitor center!

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SOAR 20th Anniversary & Release Party

August 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
McFarland Park, 56461 180th St
Ames, IA 50010 United States
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juvenile RTH before release

Join us for our fall release party at Story County Conservation Board's McFarland Park, north of Ames! The event includes an opportunity to meet a few of SOAR's education ambassadors, talk with SOAR educators, and the highlight of the afternoon are the raptor releases! McFarland Park is family-friendly area perfect for a picnic and raptor releases! Please bring your lawn chairs and a small table if you like. There are a limited number of picnic tables available. Be sure to…

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September 2019

SOAR at 2019 Outdoor Expo – Saturday

September 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Des Moines Izaak Walton League and Water Works Park, 4343 George Flagg Parkway
Des Moines, IA United States
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kestrel before release

From Iowa Department of Natural Resources website, "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. With over 50 free hands-on activities and daily family presentations, visitor's are able to learn, observe and experience recreation opportunities in the great outdoors." SOAR will present in the Big White Tent about raptors in Iowa, followed by a raptor release by NW gate to the Shooting Sports…

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SOAR at 2019 Outdoor Expo – Sunday

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Des Moines Izaak Walton League and Water Works Park, 4343 George Flagg Parkway
Des Moines, IA United States
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education screech owl

From Iowa Department of Natural Resources website, "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. With over 50 free hands-on activities and daily family presentations, visitor's are able to learn, observe and experience recreation opportunities in the great outdoors." SOAR will present in the Big White Tent about raptors in Iowa, followed by a raptor release by NW gate to the Shooting Sports…

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November 2019

Carroll County Conservation Fall Festival

November 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Swan Lake State Park, 22676 Swan Lake Dr
Carroll, United States
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Savanna and Taylor
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