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** Note - Classes subject to change or cancellation.  Please call to verify **


All Classes Sunday 2-5 PM unless otherwise noted (Descriptions Below)

February 26 - Meet the Owls (Holding an Owl)

March 5 - AWR Center closed (AWR At Dixie Deer Classic)

March 12 Raptor Rehab Medicine lab

March 19 Preparing Your Garden

March 26 - Great Horned Owl Teach In

April 9 - Solar Power Systems You Can Build.

April 16 [Easter Sunday, no class scheduled]

April 23-  Vertical Gardening Methods

April 30 Raptor Shamanics - Owl Meditation 

May 7 - Red Tail Hawk Teach In

May 14 A Tribute to Mothers  [Mothers Day Moms blessing day]*Free Event*

May 21 Herb Gardening

May 28-  Rehab Practices  - Raptor Identification 

June 4 Holding a Hawk

June 11 - Intro to Minerals, Their Beauty and Their Magic

June 18 Blacksmithing [Fathers Day Metal Pounding]

June 25-  Raptor Medical Lab - Bandaging Raptors

July 2- [No Class scheduled for 4th of july weekend]

July 9 - Making Your Own Hoop House / Greenhouse

July 16 Herbs as Medicines, Teas, Culinary cures, Poultices, and more.

July 23 Barred Owl Teach In

July 30 Making Items From Junk / Recycling To Upcycling


DESCRIPTIONS

March 12 -  Raptor Rehab Medicine lab

This class is part of the AWR efforts to teach about the medical processes of rehab.  In this class you will learn basics of restraining raptors to treat them, and some of the most common treatments, including very basic bandaging and fluid infusion.

March 19 -Preparing Your Garden

This class will teach you about analyzing and preparing the soil for your specific garden plan.  we will discuss mulches, soil amendments, and other means of making the conditions just right for your gardens to be its most productive.


March 26 - Great Horned Owl Teach In

Great Horned owls are the largest and most adaptive owl in our state.  These tigers of the sky are amazing animals who are unlike any other bird.  Come and learn their secrets in an in depth examination of their behavior, physiology, and environment.  This class will include working with and handling live Great Horned Owls.


April 2 - Solar Power Systems You Can Make.

Want to make your own backup power system, but don’t have thousands of dollars?  We will teach you how to get together a small system or plan and build a large system  piece by piece.  You will learn the basic concepts of photovoltaics, batteries, power conversion and more.


April 9 Vulture Teach In (Meet Snoopy and the Vultures)

Meet our coolest bird, Snoopy The Black Vulture and learn all about these truly astounding birds.  You will learn many secrets of the vulture as well as many of their behavior practices, their physiology, and their interaction with their environment.  You will interact with these amazing animals.


April 16 - [Easter Sunday, no class scheduled]



April 23 Vertical Gardening Methods

This class  will help you save horizontal space by making vertical gardens.  Not only will you see the  methods, but we will supply you with materials for your first vertical gardens, and you will put it together right there, and get it ready for planting!


April 30 Raptor Shamanics - Owl Meditation 

Owls are the spirits of the night both physically and spiritually.  The first time you see an owl, you realize there is a presence within them that speaks to your soul.  In this class, we will discuss the spirits the different owls bring forth and their differences.  There will be a short guided beginners meditation in the presence of live owls to help you learn which type of owl you connect with, then there will be longer meditations with the owl you chose.  Please note, this is a limited attendance event.


May 7 - Red Tail Hawk Teach In

Meet our Red Tail Hawks, Della and Winger,  and learn all about these powerful birds!  You will learn many secrets of the Red Tail Hawk as well as many of their behavior practices, their physiology, and their interaction with their environment.  You will interact with these amazing animals.



May 14 A Tribute to Mothers  [Mothers Day Moms blessing day]*Free Event*

We will have simple food set out so those visiting can have a meal WITHOUT MAKING MOM cook!  (crock pots with vegetables and meats)  Every mother coming will get a choice of some free gifts from AWR.  


May 21 Herb Gardening

What used to be weeds have been finally recognized as some truly amazing plants with many uses.  Why is it that these plants that once grew wild seem difficult to grow on purpose?  Find out, and then learn what you can do to make your herb garden grow fuller and even ways to make them grow year round! 


May 28 Rehab Practices  - Raptor Identification 

Class 1 of our Raptor Rehabbers Labs series.  In this class you will learn to recognize exactly what type of raptor you have by working with live raptors rather than photos.  Learn the differences between Northern and Southern Red tail Hawks.  See how juvenile birds vary from their parents.  This class is usable towards obtaining your federal license for birds of prey.


June 4 Holding a Hawk

Ever wanted to hold a hawk on your arm?  Now you can.  Hawks are amazing creatures.  These birds are powerful, elegant and mysterious.  If you have ever wanted to have a close up enchant with a hawk, this is the way to do it. In the first part of this event, you will go through the orientation to become an AWR volunteer, and then learn what you need to know to hold a hawk on your hand.  In the second part, you will actually be able to hold at least 2 different  hawks.


June 11 Intro to Minerals, Their Beauty and Their Magic

In this class, Steve will bring out many different type of minerals and gems and you will learn both physical and metaphysical properties of the various stones.  You will learn to recognize the uncut gems  and to see the beauty in even the most plain rocks.  Each person in the class will receive some small pieces, and a small bag in which to hold them to add to their own rock collections.


June 18 Blacksmithing [Fathers Day Metal Pounding] * Free event!*

Steve will have his coal forge set up and invites you to come join us to celebrate fathers day.  Dad, come beat on some metal. Imagine it is that hated coworker or  bill collector, or whomever, and enjoy hitting the metal to get your anger out safely.  Then come inside for some snack food (sorry, no beer.)  


June 25 Raptor Medical Lab - Bandaging Raptors

Class 2 of our Raptor Rehabbers Labs series.  This class will teach  participants to bandage wounds and stabilize  the bird to get it to the vet.  We will discuss ring and ball bandages for the foot, Figure eight bandages for the wing, emergency splinting, body wraps, and more.  This class is usable towards getting your own Raptor rehabilitation license.


July 2 - [No Class scheduled for 4th of July weekend]


July 9 - Making Your Own Hoop House / Greenhouse

In this class, we will build a simple 8 foot tall by 8 foot long hoop youse to illustrate how easy it is.   The will discuss basic options to make the house into a more permanent structure, or ways to make it portable.  Students will learn the tips and tricks they need to get it done fast and easy.  Handouts include designs and  materials lists.


July 16 - Herbs as Medicines, Teas, Culinary cures, Poultices, and more.

Now that you have herbs, what do you do with them?  Did you know catnip can be used to rid your house of roaches?  Did you know there is as much vitamin c in reships as there is in oranges?  In this class we will discuss the many uses of herbs.  We will discuss spices and food uses, and we will go over some basic medicinal properties and uses. Additionally we will discuss other ways that he's can help your life.


July 23 Barred Owl Teach In

Barred Owls are the most common, yet least often seen owl in our state.  These hidden vermin catchers are amazing animals who are unlike any other bird.  Come and learn their secrets in an in depth examination of their behavior, physiology, and environment.  This class will include working with and handling live Barred Owls.


July 30 Making Items From Junk / Recycling To Upcycling

Did you know you can use an old soda or water bottle to open a clogged drain?  Did you know eggshells can be used to settle an upset stomach?  There are dozens of odd little uses for things we normally just throw away.  in this class we will be working with all sorts of them.  We will make a solar oven from recyclable junk, beautiful outdoor candle holders from tin cans, and much much more!

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