Programs We Offer

RUC specializes in educating people about

the amazing world of birds of prey. We

service schools, churches, Scouts, sports

shows,  fairs, state & federal parks, festivals,

birthday parties, camps, outings, nature

centers, museums, clubs, special interests 

societies, and events.


Educational Programs
A display, power point slide presentation, and the physical 

handling of the different birds of prey are all utilized in the 

program.  A time of questions and answers is allowed at the

close of each assembly.

Falconry programs
These programs are similar in format to an educational

program but primarily focuses on hunting and the ancient

sport of falconry. The topics of history, how to man, train &

hunt with raptors are all included in the program.  Falconry

is the oldest form of hunting still in existence today.

Program Guidelines
Educational assemblies are limited to a group size of 150 or less at a given demonstration. Multiple demonstrations can be arranged on the same day as long as they are back to back. 
Programs normally run between forty-five minutes to an hour.  Set up time is required, but does not usually take more than thirty minutes.

These tend to be a feature exhibit for fairs, festivals, hunting shows, and special events.  A display allows people to observe birds of prey up close, presenting a great time for photography and questions and answers about sound conservation.


These programs feature an actual flying demonstration.  This tethered or free-flight program presents an educational and entertaining show of raptors in action.  Birds are either flown from
a perch to a person, person to person, or from a perch to a swung lure.  Customized programs are also offered.  Call or email for more information. Raptors Up Close is an organization dedicated to educating the public about the fascinating world of raptors.  We specialize in customized programs tailored to the needs of your individual organization.  These programs illustrate the many aspects of raptors, the different species, biology, predation of prey, the ancient sport of falconry, and raptors relationship to man in the past and in the present.

Raptors Up Close is located in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia so driving time should be considered. Please contact us by phone or email concerning your allotted times for such assemblies, programs, and pricing. Scheduling a year ahead of time is suggested.  Re-booking is common so consider it at the time of your assembly.