3-5 March 2017 Houston, Minnesota USA

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Festival of Owls Schedule of Events


Schedule (in progress)

Friday, March 3, 2017 (avoid the crowds and come on Friday!)

10:00 - 4:00 Live Owls on Display, gift shop & photography contest voting (Owl Center) ☺

11:00 Live Owl Program: Owl Detectives (Owl Center) ☺

2:00 Live Owl Program: Owls through the Ages (Owl Center) ☺

At Houston High School

6:00 - 8:30 PM Owl Merchandise and Vendors ☺

6:00 - 8:30 PM Crowd-source owl art (you get to paint!) ☺

7:00 PM Live Owl Programthe Illinois Raptor Center

8:00 PM Family and Adult-Only Owl Prowls *PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Saturday, March 4, 2017 (the most heavily attended day)

All activities at Houston High School unless otherwise noted

8:00 – 11:00 Owl Face Pancake Breakfast (Lutheran Church)

9:00 – 4:30 Owl Merchandise, Vendors, and Bake Sale☺

9:00 - 4:30 Crowd-source owl art (you get to paint!) ☺

9:30 AM Live Owl Program: the Illinois Raptor Center

10:00 - 4:00 Live Owls on Display, gift shop & photography contest voting (Owl Center) ☺

10:30 – 2:30 Kids Activities ☺

10:30 – 2:30 Owl Nest Box Building ($30/box) ☺

10:30 – 2:30 Owl Pellet Dissection ($5/pellet)☺

11:00 AM  Owl Detectives ☺

11:00 AM Owl StorytimeTales by Terry ☺

11:00 – 1:00 Owl-themed Lunch ☺

12:30 PM Kids Hooting Contest ☺ (be sure to go to the Owl Detectives program at 11 AM to learn what owls sound like!)

1:30 PM   Presentation by Dr. Jonathan Slaght

3:00 PM Live Owl Program:the Illinois Raptor Center ☺

5:00 PM Banquet Social Hour (Cross of Christ Lutheran Church)*

6:00 PM Banquet (Cross of Christ Lutheran Church) *

7:30 PM World Owl Hall of Fame Award Presentations (Cross of Christ Lutheran Church) *

8:00 PM The Saga of the Spotted Owl: from conservation conflicts to science and back again by Dr. R. J. Gutierrez (Cross of Christ Lutheran Church) *

Sunday, March 5, 2017 (much less crowded than Saturday!)

All activities at Houston High School unless otherwise noted

8:30 – 12:30 Birding & Natural History Bus Trip and German Lunch
       (leave from Houston Nature Center) with Dan Jackson, Tim Weisbrod, and Brian Lee *

9:00 – 3:30 Owl Merchandise, Vendors, and Bake Sale☺

9:00 - 3:30 Crowd-source owl art (you get to paint!) ☺

10:00 - 4:00 Live Owls on Display, gift shop & photography contest voting (Owl Center) ☺

9:30 AM  Live Owl Program: the Illinois Raptor Center

11:00 – 2:00 Owl Nest Box Building ($30/box) ☺

11:00 – 2:00 Owl Pellet Dissection ($5/pellet)☺

11:00 – 2:00 Kids Activities ☺

11:00 Blakiston's Fish Owl Survival in Hokkaido, Japanby Sumio Yamamoto ☺

12:00 PM Hatch-day Party Cake (until it's gone) ☺

12:30 PM  ☺

1:45 PM Raffle Drawing

2:00 PM Live Owl Program: the Illinois Raptor Center

 

* Pre-registration and fees required

☺ Daily admission sticker required (may be in addition to other fees) Adults: $8; Kids ages 4-17: $5; age 3 & under free. FREE ADMISSION for members of the International Owl Center. If you plan to come for the weekend, especially with a family, a membership is the most economical option, and comes with additional benefits.


 

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