Ojai Raptor Center

Wildlife Education Program


Teaching is an important part of what we do. We are committed to the survival of avian species, as well as others. Through our Wildlife Education Program, we travel to schools and other organizations to show how birds of prey are an important element in the chain of life. As all things are interconnected, teaching about raptors and other wildlife in our community means teaching about environmental and ecological concerns and explaining what individuals can do to help.

It is a sad truth that many of our birds were intentionally injured. To illustrate these concepts, we bring live, nonreleasable raptor ambassadors into the classroom explaining behaviors, characteristics and essential roles each raptor species plays in its natural habitat.


KIMBERLY STROUD, Director of ORC, has been working with raptors in rehabilitation since 1992. She is employed full-time at Patagonia in Ventura, and volunteers much of the remainder of her hours taking care of and teaching about raptors.

To schedule an ORC presentation for your school or group please contact Kim Stroud
at 805-667-4727 or 805-649-6884.

OJAI RAPTOR CENTER (ORC) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation, licensed by California State Fish & Game and U.S. Federal Fish & Wildlife. The Center is funded entirely through private donations.