Blackland Prairie Raptor Center (BPRC)

Blackland Prairie Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental preservation through public education and the conservation of birds of prey and wildlife in their natural habitat.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer OpportunitiesEducationRehabilitationPrairie / Park MaintenanceConstructionPrairie GardenFirst Saturday
Blackland Prairie Raptor Center Mission StatementOutreach ProgramsVolunteer Testimony

 

Volunteer Contact:

volunteer@bpraptorcenter.org

469-964-9696

BPRC Address:

Blackland Prairie Raptor Center
1625 Brockdale Park Road
Lucas, TX  75002

 

Volunteer Opportunities

BPRC has many opportunities throughout the facility. They hold a quarterly orientation to introduce you to BPRC and available options. There is a $15 application fee which covers a background check and volunteer t-shirt. Minimum age is 16 (with an adult present) and 18 as an individual.

Education

Cleaning and repairing mews (raptor cages), feeding, learning to work with our education ambassador raptors (if appropriate). Additionally, if you like talking to people, we do events and programs around north Texas introducing raptors from this area.

 

Rehabilitation

Working with injured, sick and orphaned birds of prey. This includes handling and treating patients throughout the rehabilitation process.

Prairie/Park Maintenance

Our public park area is always in need of repair, restoration and improvement.

    

 

Construction

New flight cages or other facilities.

      

Prairie Garden

The installation of the Prairie garden is ongoing.

If interested in volunteering, email volunteer@bpraptorcenter.org to receive an application to bring with you to the orientation.

 

First Saturday at BPRC and Events

The first Saturday of every month, attend an all day outdoor raptor event in Brockdale Park.  Every month has a different theme.  There are also planned future events that take place away from BPRC.  For more information and locations click the link  http://www.bpraptorcenter.org/events/


Blackland Prairie Raptor Center (BPRC) Mission statement

Blackland Prairie Raptor Center is a rehabilitation and conservation education organization, specializing in fostering better public understanding of the relationship between birds of prey and healthy ecosystems.  Click here for more information http://www.bpraptorcenter.org/

Outreach Programs – We come to You

The presentations, approximately 45 minutes long are at your location, and are available to all schools, home school groups, youth organizations, libraries, scouts and much more. Each year we present to more than 30,000 people. We travel all over North Texas and Oklahoma. Group size can range from a few to a classroom to a whole school. For schools we recommend no more than 150 at a time and can do back-to-back programs as requested.

 

Volunteer Karen Mitchell’s Testimony

“Volunteering at the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center is rewarding for me for these reasons:

“I love working with birds.

“There is something for everyone’s interests.

“There are different levels of responsibility that a volunteer can achieve.

“You can pick the hours that fit with your schedule.

“You can see the difference you are making.

“The staff treats volunteers with respect.

“Daily tasks are organized and you know what is expected of you.

“The staff and volunteers are as bizarre as I am so I fit right in.”

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