Wings to Soar set for Feb. 24-26
Get up close and personal with live birds of prey when Wings to Soar comes to Morgan City Feb. 24-26 as part of the 11th Annual Eagle Expo and More.
The Wings to Soar presentation by John and Dale Stokes will be held for the general public from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Bayou Vista Community Center.
Private schools, parochial schools and home-schooled students will have the opportunity to attend a Wings to Soar presentation Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m. at the Bayou Vista Community Center. There is no charge to attend, but reservations are required. The raptor presentation also will visit several junior high schools across the parish including Franklin Junior High, Morgan City Junior High, Berwick Junior High, and Patterson Junior High.
Wings to Soar is a nonprofit birds of prey environmental education organization founded by John and Dale Stokes. Their mission is to educate people about the magnificent birds of prey (or raptors) of America. They do this by bringing a variety of live birds of prey to locations for fun and informative presentations.
Presentations feature raptors such as a falcon, hawk, owl, black vulture and a bald eagle. Many of the birds are free flying for an unforgettable “close encounter.”
The husband and wife team was once employed by The American Eagle Foundation, where John, at one time, was in charge of the captive breeding program. Now they work together to educate in schools, classrooms, gymnasiums, boardrooms, pavilions and state parks.
The public presentation will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 pm. on Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Bayou Vista Community Center. The admission fee is $5 per person; children 17 and under are free with a school I.D.
For more information, contact the Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau at: