Falconry at The United States Air Force Academy

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Fall is in the air and it’s football season at The United States Air Force Academy. Twelve-year old Chip visits the Academy to see a close-up view of the Air Force mascot, the falcon, and learn about the history of falconry.

Fun Websites link to The United State Air Force Academy and How Falcons Fly so fast by< How Stuff Works .

Meet a little girl who raises falcons and download a show about falcons from Idaho Public Television. Stop by the The Learning Corner for extended questions and activities about this episode.

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Learning Activities for Falconry at The United States Air Force Academy

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Other Fun Websites

  • The United States Air Force Academy

    The Air Force Academy Mission is to educate, train and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation. Click here to visit their website.


  • How do falcons fly so fast?

    HowStuffWorks is the top credible online destination for easy-to-understand explanations of how everything actually works. Click here to find how falcons fly so fast.

  • The Girl Who Trains Falcons

    Eleven-year-old Ishibashi Misato has two unusual pets: a Harris' hawk and a peregrine falcon. Misato thinks of the two birds as members of her family, but they are more than just pets. Every day Misato spends time training them to scare away the crows that cause problems for local farmers. Read more about her on Web Japan.

  • Birds of Prey

    Birds of Prey are raptors. That means they are great hunters. How are these birds different from other kinds of birds? And how do they fly so fast? Scientists Greg Kaltenecker, the Idaho Bird Observatory Director, and Trish Nixon, a raptor specialist for the Peregrine Fund, help us learn about these magnificent birds. Download this episode from Idaho Public Television.


  • THE MODERN APPRENTICE: Falconry, Ecology, Education

    Do you think you want to be a falconer?

    The world of falconry needs more people supporting it, both practicing falconers and those who just like to watch. This website is filled with information about the history of falconry and the requirements to become a Modern Apprentice in the falconer community.


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