American bald eagles
ALTON — The National Great Rivers Museum invites Cub Scouts to experience bald eagles from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 17.
Scouts will explore the behavior and habits of these creatures by meeting with a live eagle from the World Bird Sanctuary. They will explore the biology of the American bald eagle by dissecting pellets. Then, they will view wild eagles from atop Melvin Price Locks and Dam and discover the adaptations that help them survive in the wild. After exploring their winter world, scouts will warm up around campfires with hot cocoa.
Spots can be reserved by calling (618) 462-6979 or online by visiting www.mtrf.org. The cost for this event is $5 per scout and $5 per sibling. Siblings are welcome but should be included in the reservation to ensure their participation in the activities.
This program is made possible by the Meeting of the Rivers Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the need for preserving the great rivers of the world. The National Great Rivers Museum is located off Illinois 143 at 2 Lock and Dam Way in East Alton, adjacent to Melvin Price Locks and Dam. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and has free admission and tours of the locks and dam. For information on other events, visit www.mtrf.org or www.facebook.com/GreatRivers.