Monday, January 21, 2013

F.L. Schlagle Library to host Eagle Day

News Release: 
To help celebrate the American Bald Eagle and to educate the public about this once-endangered bird, the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) is proud to sponsor and support Wyandotte County’s 2013 Annual Eagle Day Celebration. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, Jan. 26 at both the F.L. Schlagle Library and Davis Hall in Wyandotte County Lake Park. 

Events at the F.L. Schlagle Library will occur between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., and include eagle crafts and a live Bald Eagle Presentations by Operation Wildlife. There will also be Bald Eagle viewings along the lake all day.

Events at Davis Hall will occur from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., where volunteers from Operation Wildlife will be available to answer questions and attendees will have the opportunity to view a variety of owls, hawks, kestrels, and falcons.

“BPU is proud to sponsor this local event which recognizes our national symbol and the preservation efforts that have helped sustain the American Bald Eagle,” said Don Gray, general manager of BPU.  “We are excited to be a part of this educational opportunity for Wyandotte County residents and our community.”

This event is free and open to the public. Take the West Road upon entering park to F.L. Schlagle Library or the East Road to Davis Hall. The schedule of events includes:

Location: Schlagle Library, Wyandotte County Lake Park
  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Eagle Crafts/Eagle Viewing
  • 10 – 10:45 a.m. – Live Bald Eagle Presentation, Operation Wildlife
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Live Bald Eagle Presentation, Operation Wildlife
Location: Davis Hall, Wyandotte County Lake Park
  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Exhibits with live hawks, owls, falcons, and other raptors. Visit with volunteers from Operation Wildlife.
In addition to the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities, the 2013 Eagle Day Celebration is being sponsored by the Wyandotte County United Government Parks and Recreation Department, the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library and Operation Wildlife.
To learn more about 2013 Eagle Day, call 913.299.2384 or visit