These short interactive events, long a Maverick tradition, are designed for enjoyment by children in grades K-6. Admission is free for children and adults.
Learn about the natural history, habitat, unique hunting styles and the rehabilitation stories of some of Ravensbeard’s resident birds of prey! Through up-close interaction with five live birds, learn the importance of raptors in our ecosystem and how the birds at Ravensbeard came to be with us.
Ravensbeard has supported the wildlife from the surrounding communities of Woodstock, Saugerties and Kingston for over 20 years. Ellen J. Kalish is the Founder and Executive Director of Ravensbeard. In caring for animals, we promote community awareness, education, appreciation, compassion and acceptance of the circle of life. Ellen was licensed in 2000 with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and was Federally licensed through the US Fish & Wildlife Service in 2002 to work with migratory birds. In spring of 2017, Ellen accepted the William R. Ginsberg Stewardship Award from the Woodstock Land Conservancy, for her service of rehabilitating and releasing our wild birds back into nature, and for her educational programs with wild, non-releasable birds of prey.