Eye of the Falcon

Eye of the Falcon

Middle School Curriculum Connecting Classrooms EOF Website Faculty Development Interactive Kiosks

Eye of the Falcon (EOF) Educational Program

Earthspan provides a variety of educational opportunities for educators, students, and the general public. Our educational programs are designed to provide a multi-faceted approach to improving scientific literacy and engaging the public in cutting-edge wildlife conservation research and technology applications. Real-time satellite tracking projects from around the globe are used as vehicles for people to learn core concepts in ecology, behavior, evolution, geography, and social studies. Our educational programs bring GIS, remote sensing, and satellite tracking technology to the public, so they may discover and utilize the advanced technologies that are used in wildlife conservation.

Professional Development Workshop for Science Teachers at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, PA:
Bringing Wildlife Conservation Research and Technology to Your Classroom

June 26-29, 2006

• Study Migrating Raptors
• Participate in research with scientists from around the world
• Use GIS, Remote Sensing and Satellite Tracking Technologies
• Deepen content knowledge of ecology, animal behavior, and conservation biology
• Receive “Eye of the Falcon Environmental Science Curriculum” free of charge

Download the Workshop Brochure (375KB) Download Registration Form (35KB MS Word format)
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This course will engage participants in research projects that combine field-based methods with the advanced technologies used in wildlife conservation research, such as radio and satellite tracking technologies, remote sensing, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Now in its second year, the course is designed for secondary school teachers, environmental educators, and wildlife professionals with an educational mission. The course will take place at the world-renowned Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (, located along the Appalachian Flyway in southeastern Pennsylvania. Participants will have the opportunity to develop mini-research projects under the guidance of our team of wildlife biologists, education specialists, and geospatial technology experts. They will participate in ongoing research at the Sanctuary focusing on satellite tracking studies of migrating raptors and the effects of local land use on wildlife. Teachers participating in the workshop will receive the Eye of the Falcon Environmental Science Curriculum in order to bring what they learn back to their classrooms. The Eye of the Falcon, developed by Earthspan, Inc., is a standards-based environmental science curriculum for middle and high school students that utilizes GIS, remote sensing data, and satellite tracking of wildlife to teach core concepts in the life sciences and to involve students in cutting-edge scientific research and technology.

Location: Acopian Center for Conservation Learning, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, 410 Summer Valley Road, Orwigsburg, PA17961

Fee: Scholarships available to the first 15 participants. Additional participants’ cost will be $200, which includes registration, materials and all meals

Accommodations at Acopian Center: Available free of charge for out-of-town participants. Limited space is available; affordable accommodations are also available at local hotels.

College Credit Available

For More Information: 
Contact Dr. Michelle Frankel, Education Director, Earthspan, at (305) 604-8802; [email protected]

Eye of the Falcon Environmental Science Curriculum for Middle and High School Students

Connecting Classrooms Across the Globe

Eye of the Falcon Web Site

Faculty Development Workshops

Interactive Kiosks for Informal Science Education Facilities

Download our Eye of the Falcon Brochure (.PDF format) (700KB)