By Danika Fornear
May 16, 2007
BUT- Did you know you can have
a party at The Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery & Eagle Center?
Recently we have had some really unique birthdays at our facility.
These Hatchday Parties as we call them (birthday parties) at
the Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery & Eagle Center have been
really fun and exciting. The kids participated in activities
such as: a Feeding Frenzy at our outdoor bald eagle exhibit
where the guest of honor got a chance to feed two of our Bald
Eagles, a complete Hatchery Tour where the guests learned a
little bit about how the hatchery works and even feed the baby
salmon and trout, and a Live Bird Show where the up to 5 different
live Alaskan birds-of-prey are brought out by a skilled Bird
Handler for all the guests to watch and learn about, and all
guests got a chance to take a picture with Sage the golden
eagle, and then the fun really started with games for everyone
to play throught the hatchery and in the park, and even music
& dancing in our theater turned ballroom! Our party fun lasted
for hours and hours...
Danika Fornear, Deer Mtn Tribal
Eagle Center Curator
About: I have always had a passion for teaching people about wildlife and nature. I have spent most of my life, starting from the age of 8, (I'm now 28) working with many different species of wild and exotic animals. I also attended the U of M studying LIfe Sciences, and while in school worked as a head vet tech, wildlife rehabilitator, and environmental educator at several Wildlife Centers and veterinary hospitals. At age 25, I was asked to plan and open a children's zoo in S.W. Florida, as Executive Director (the Shell Factory Nature Park and Botanical Trail). I moved to Ketchikan last year to learn more about the unique natural systems in S.E. Alaska. Working at the Deer Mountain Tribal Eagle Center as the Bird Curator for the past year has been extremely fun and rewarding.
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