For Immediate Release
Eagle Days Events in Springfield
Roosting bald eagles in the area will be highlighted at this year's annual Eagle Days on Saturday, Jan 22 & Sunday, Jan. 23 in southeast Springfield.
A weekend of educational activities and spotting opportunities at both the Springfield Conservation Nature Center and Lake Springfield Park will allow spectators the opportunity to learn more and see why the species calls the shores of Lake Springfield home during the winter months.
The weekend includes:
Missouri Department of Conservation & Dickerson Park Zoo Staff / Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Center Way:
- Zoo staff and volunteers will present indoor programs at the Nature Center auditorium for field trip students on Friday, Jan. 21.
- Public programs on Saturday, Jan. 22 & Sunday, Jan. 23: Begin hourly from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday; and 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Phoenix (bald eagle) and Aquila (golden eagle) will be part of the programs.
- For more information, call the Nature Center at 417-888-4237. These public programs are free and open to the public.
Missouri Department of Conservation and Springfield-Greene County Park Board / Lake Springfield Park, 2312 Lake Springfield Park Road:
- Lake Springfield Boathouse & Marina is open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- MDC and Park Board staff will be on-hand with spotting scopes for the public to use for free from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 22; and 12:30 – 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 23.
- The Lake Springfield Park property also features a 3/4-mile greenway trail and a 1/2-mile walking trail along the north shore of the property, perfect for eagle gazing.
- For more information, call the Boathouse at 417-891-1550. The park and lent spotting scopes are free and open to the public.
For more information, media contact: Kim Banner, Nature Center, 417-888-4237; Melinda Arnold, Dickerson Park Zoo, 417-833-1570; David Riggs, Lake Springfield Park, 417-353-2527.