YANKTON, S.D. – Bald Eagle Days, sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Park Service, is set for Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25 and 26 at the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center at Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, S.D.
This year presenters from The Raptor Center will be on hand to give raptor education programs. The Raptor Center, which is located at the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, is a group that “specializes in the medical care, rehabilitation, conservation, and study of eagles, hawks, owls, and falcons.”
The programs will be at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. 3 p.m. each day and are free to the public. The programs will feature several live raptors, including a Bald Eagle. Each program is limited to 70 people.
Because the programs fill up fast, visitors are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes early. All seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and reservations are not accepted.
In addition to the programs, the visitor center will have spotting scopes available for viewing eagles along the river, eagle displays and trivia, lots of handouts, and a children’s activity table. All activities are free to the public.
The Lewis and Clark Visitor Center is located 4 miles west of Yankton, S.D., on Nebraska Highway 121 just above the Gavins Point Powerplant. The center is handicapped accessible and will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.
For more information, please contact the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center at (402) 667-2546.
Release no. 01132014-001