Adopt-A-Raptor at Colorado State University’s Rocky Mountain Raptor Open House May 18

Colorado State University’s Rocky Mountain Raptor Program will host an open house from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 18 at the university’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital, 300 W. Drake Road. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet nonreleasable – permanently injured – birds available for adoption through the Adopt-a- Raptor Program.

As part of the open house, visitors can tour the center and learn about the volunteer program, construction projects and environmental education presentations. Many of the birds of prey will be on display, including a great horned owl and a red-tailed hawk.

Raptor gift items will be available through the Raptor Gift Shop, including jewelry, stuffed animals, mugs, coloring books and educational materials.

This free event is geared toward the community and families. Refreshments will be served.

"This is an exciting opportunity to learn more about birds of prey, our environment and what you can do to make a difference," said Judy Scherpelz, director of the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program.

The Rocky Mountain Raptor Program is located north of Colorado State’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital at 300 W. Drake Road in Fort Collins.

For more information, call (970) 491-0398.