Come join us at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History for the third annual Eyes In The Sky Open House. This year marks the 5th anniversary of the aviary and the 15th anniversary of the program itself.
Date & Time
Sunday, October 18, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eyes in the Sky is the Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s educational outreach program, and is the only licensed raptor education program in Santa Barbara County.
Our open house is your chance to get behind the scenes in the aviary. See the Raptors up close and personal! Discover for yourself how enthralling these birds can be and what gets the kids so excited over them.
Bring the whole family! A fun filled day is sure to be had by all.
- Free Admission – Free Parking
- Live birds of prey, up close and personal
- Behind-the-scenes aviary tours
- Hands-on educational games
- Crafty activities for children
- Educational displays
- Scavenger Hunt
- Traditional Chumash stories as told by Julie Tumamait-Stenslie
- Emiliano Campobello playing Native American flute music
- Instant Raffle – Every ticket wins!
- Silent Auction
- Eyes in the Sky merchandise
- All proceeds to support SBAS Eyes in the Sky
Feathered education ambassadors Max, Ivan, Kachina, Kanati, Kisa, Puku, and Athena will all be present to help them celebrate their “Big Year”.
EITS’ focus is on providing children, especially those who live in disadvantaged areas, opportunities to experience wildlife both in the classroom and in nature. Volunteers bring these feathered ambassadors to places such as schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, and after school programs. The children learn how to identify local birds by sight & sound, how to approach animals respectfully, and how they can assist with their future survival. The live birds’ presence inspires respect for wildlife, while their stories illustrate the impacts of human activities upon the birds and their habitats.
Since 1991, EITS Founder and Executive Director, Gabriele Drozdowski, has rescued and rehabilitated over 3,000 wild injured, orphaned, oiled and displaced birds, and, since 2000, has presented over a thousand live bird programs.