EAST ALTON — The National Great Rivers Museum invites Cub Scouts to experience bald eagles from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 23. Scouts will explore the behavior and habits of these creatures by meeting with a live eagle from the World Bird Sanctuary. They will explore eagle biology by dissecting pellets. 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.
Reservations are available at (618) 462-6979 or www.mtrf.org. The cost 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 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about the need for preserving great rivers. The museum is located off River Heritage Parkway (Illinois 143) at 2 Lock & Dam Way, East Alton, adjacent to Melvin Price Locks & 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.