Eagle Center offering special MEA weekend programs

October 4, 2018

WABASHA — Looking to keep the educational fun going with your school-age kids while they’re off for MEA?

The National Eagle Center in Wabasha has programs to please a plethora of nature nuts. During MEA break, special programs and exhibits will bolster the already educational offerings.

The summer fishing program Fishing on the Refuge will return Oct. 18-20. With paid admission, kids 15 and younger will be able to fish off the public dock using fishing poles, lead-free tackle, and life jackets provided by the Eagle Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Fishing is subject to weather and will be replaced with Kids Crafts in the event of cancellation.

Oct. 19-20, the Wild Things Zoo of Arlington will be set up outside next to the Eagle Center. Birds, reptiles and other exotic animals from around the world will be on hand as naturalists answer questions and introduce visitors to new animal friends.

Also on Oct. 19-20, the Midwest Peregrine Society will be on-site from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the fastest animals on the planet. Master falconer Jackie Fallon will introduce visitors to numerous native falcon species, talk about the ancient art of falconry and host a falcon program at 2 p.m. both days.

For a complete schedule of exhibit and program times, visit nationaleaglecenter.org/septoberfest.

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