The Montana Raptor Conservation Center invites you to our Summer Education Series! Join us in our beautiful outdoor amphitheater to learn about raptors in an hour-long, biology-based education programs. Each week meet some of the incredible raptors that live above us, we will have 3-4 ambassador birds (education birds) at each talk. Learn about their habits, their amazing adaptations, their diets, and their role in Montana’s ecosystems.

This event is free to the public, thanks to the incredible generosity of the Green family. Donations are encouraged to help us ‘Feed the Birds!’ MRCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, contributions are tax deductible.

SES Content and Schedule 2018 

Dates and Times: 

  • Wednesday evening, 6PM-7PM 
  • Saturday morning, 10AM-11AM

Program Content: 

June 20th: Montana Raptors

June 23rd: Montana Raptors 

June 27th: Hawks

June 30th: Falcons 

July 7th: Vultures

July 11th: Owls

July 14th: Owl Identification

July 18th: Forest Ecosystem

July 21st:  Prairie Ecosystem  

July 25th: Dynamic Flyers 

July 28th: Raptor Identification 

Aug 1st: Hawks  

Aug 4th: Vultures 

Aug 8th: Conservation

Aug 12th Open House: The open house is from 12-4.  30 min education talks starting at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30.  

Aug 15th: Owls

Aug 18th: Owl Identification  

Aug 22nd: Dynamic Flyers 

Aug 25th: Eagles

Aug 29th: Raptor Identification  

Sept. 1st: Migration

The weekly talks begin promptly at 6 pm on Wednesday and 10 am on Saturday. Please give yourself plenty of time to travel, guests are encouraged to carpool. This is an outdoor amphitheater so please come prepared for Montana weather; natural seating is on boulders guests are encouraged to bring blankets to sit on. Parking is along a dirt road so please wear appropriate footwear. The restrooms on site are portable bathrooms. No glass allowed.

*The rehabilitation center and flight barn are closed to the public, guests are asked to stay only in areas open to the public. The amphitheater is open to the public over the summers during these programs only. For the safety of the birds, NO OUTSIDE ANIMALS are allowed at MRCC.

MRCC Summer Education Series is Sponsored by: The Green Family

Directions to the center: 161 Bent Wing Road, Bozeman MT 59718

Montana Raptor Conservation Center is located north off Bozeman, off of Springhill road (about a mile after the Riverside Country Club). MRCC is behind the Central Valley Fire Department, (if you are driving north) take a right immediately after the fire department onto a dirt road (Bent Wing Road).  If you pass 3 silos you have gone too far. Stay to left on dirt road, once you enter MRCC property through gate, take the first right on to dirt road (follows fence line), please drive slowly. The amphitheater is located at the end of this short dirt road. Guests will park to the side of the road/ in the field.