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Students learn about Raptor Recovery program
Eagles, Owls, Falcons, and Hawks. All of them were on display at the Hastings Museum on Thursday. It's part of the Raptor Recovery program.
Nearly 100 area students were on hand to get an up close look at the animals.
The program was formed to teach the children how they can do their part in in helping owls, eagles, and falcons survive here in Nebraska.
"It's important for people to understand how these raptors fit in with our environment and our food chain. They may signal pesticides or some kind of contaminants in the environment, like eagles and DDT. So, I think it's an important message to get out to people. They do play a role in the environment," said volunteer instructor Jeanine Lackey.
Live raptors were also a sight to see for the youngsters.
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