Welcome to Virtual Little Wonders.  This month's theme is all about birds! Join the museum and Cascades Raptor Center to learn about our flying, feathered friends through crafts, experiments, and videos.
Cascades Raptor Center Logo Special thanks to Cascades Raptor Center for their collaboration on this month's Virtual Little Wonders! Learn more about raptors and the CRC nature center and wildlife hospital.

 

Museum educator Adam introduces this month's theme
 

VIDEO

WELCOME 
In this short video, museum educator Adam introduces Cascades Raptor Center and the videos, crafts, and activities you'll find on this page.

 

Ms Ramirez reads City Hawk
VIDEO

STORY TIME
Enjoy a reading by Ms. Ramirez of the book City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male, written by Meghan McCarthy.

 

Peregrine falcon landing on a glove
Image credit: Cascades Raptor Center

 

VIDEO

WHAT IS A FALCON? 
Watch this short video from Cascades Raptor Center to learn about falcons, get an up-close look at a few different species, and find out what makes them special. 

Osprey Cam screen capture
VIDEO

OSPREY CAM
Next door to the museum at the University of Oregon Law School, are some very special residents: a family of ospreys! Visit the Osprey Cam to check it out. You can also follow the osprey's Facebook page.

Paper Airplane on a blue background
CRAFT

MAKE A PAPER AIRPLANE
Fly like a falcon with this paper airplane craft! See how fast and far can you throw your plane, following our guide to build your own fast flyer.

Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars
CRAFT

TOILET PAPER ROLL BINOCULARS
Create your own binoculars and go birdwatching in your neighborhood! Put together this easy and fun craft using our handy guide.

Bird feeder craft
EXPERIMENT

MAKE YOUR OWN BIRD FEEDER
Create your very own bird feeder using these step-by-step instructions, and provide some nutritious treats to local birds!

Museum educator Adam says goodbye

VIDEO

CLOSING WORDS
In this video, Adam wraps up this month’s theme and the school year. Happy summer, everyone, and see you next month for another Virtual Little Wonders!

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Check out our Explore from Home page for more family crafts and activities!