The Owls Trust Education Programmes cater for groups of all ages and abilities.
The North Wales Bird Trust is a registered Charity based in Llandudno, North Wales. We are a highly specialized centre involved in the care and rehabilitation of birds of prey. We operate closely with local veterinary practices and the RSPCA in this important work.
The Owls Trust Education Programmes present exciting and informative events to a variety of audiences. These include schools, civic groups, retirement homes and environmental organizations. We can welcome you either here at the function rooms at Bodafon Farm Park, or at your own venue. On special occasions we will bring the owls out with our purpose built trailer. Our aim is to heighten awareness of environmental issues and to support special fundraising days across the region.
The talks are given by one or two people accompanied by approximately three owls. Depending on the time of year, we may also bring baby owlets with us. The person giving the talk will touch on a number of subjects covering the work of the Trust and the various species displayed. We touch on environmental problems faced by birds and what to do if you find an injured bird of prey. There is always time for questions afterwards. The actual talk can last anything from 30 minutes to an hour. With a really enthusiastic audience we can sometimes make it a longer experience. The birds are not flown but held by a handler whilst the talk is in progress. There is usually an opportunity for the audience to meet the birds at the end of the talk. The Owls Trust Education Programmes offer schools talks tailored to any subject in the National Curriculum, Topic Work and Special Projects. You can use Owls Trust Education Programmes to enhance much of your core work.
We have also extended the animal assisted therapy programmes which are offered to hospitals, special needs facilities, nursing homes and retirement centres. A select group of well socialized sanctuary owls provide education, entertainment and love to the sick, injured and elderly citizens in our community. Everyone is encouraged during these sessions to hold and interact with these birds. Many staff working with the sick and elderly say this is one of the most successful therapy programmes offered to date.