We provide a
variety of programs from our presentations to internships and volunteer
opportunities. We would love to be a part of your education/event
program and have you become part of Earthquest. If you would like to learn more about our presentations please contact us. You may also wish to browse our photo galleries.
Please click on our NEWS link for newspaper and journal articles describing our programs.
Teachers! Email us to ask about how you can earn a free birds of prey presentation for your school.
Volunteering with Earthquest
|Schools and non profit groups
primary mission is to educate the public about our environment and
wildlife. We delight in bringing a greater understanding of
nature to school groups of all ages. During our Birds of Prey presentation your students will thrill to
see a falcon in flight as it climbs then folds its wings to dive in
speed over 150 miles per hour then brake at the last moment to perch
upon its "prey". They will experience the effortless soaring of a hawk
as it flies over them at Steve's command. They will strain to
hear the quiet rustle of the owl's feathers as it glides to perch
on its trainer's hand. During all of this Steve Hoddy, our founder,
Master Falconer and environmentalist provides information on the birds,
their environment and how we can responsibly interact with nature.
Click below to download PDF files of worksheets to go along with our
Birds of Prey presentation. These worksheets include fill in the blank
questions, vocabulary and a silhouette matching page.
Birds of Prey worksheet packet
Birds of Prey worksheet answers packet
Presentations are performed year round. In the
event of inclement weather presentations may be performed in a
gymnasium or auditorium.
For specific information on a presentation for your school or to donate a program to a school just click on the link.
|Fairs, Festivals and Fun|
is an avid participant of the Georgia and New York Renaissance
Festivals. We appreciate the opportunity to edcuate the public
while having great fun. If you wish to add us to your event
please contact us. We are always interested in participating in
are happy to provide presentations for private groups. We have
presented to a variety of clubs and organizations in both an
educational and an entertainment capacity. Any opportunity for our bird
ambassadors to bring people closer to wildlife is appreciated.
for businesses are always welcome. Please contact us for details about
birds available for business promotion and events. We adhere to strict
state and federal guidelines regarding the presentation of indigneous
species in promotional activities.
Hoddy accepts interns on a case by case basis. Intern experiences
will include wildlife management, elements of falconry, care and
maintenance of exotic and indigenous species and the presentation of
educational programs to the public. |
Individuals interested in
an intership with Earthquest should email a resume and letter of
interest to Earthquest. Please be patient with regard to response
time. Mr. Hoddy personally reviews all requests for internship
but his travel schedule does not always allow for immediate responses.
Our volunteer coordinator will acknowledge reciept of your
submission and Mr. Hoddy will follow up within 30 days.
|Volunteering with Earthquest|
|Earthquest has several opportunities to volunteer:|
Renaissance Festivals - You must be 18 or older to volunteer at festival venues. There are
several opportunities to volunteer with the New York and Georgia Renaissance Festivals. In the weeks leading up to Ren Fest we have
landscaping and minor construction to perform. Once the Ren Fest opens we need
volunteers in the aviary to interact with the parrots, mind curious guests and
make the aviary experience fun and educational for all visitors. You are required to dress in period clothing ( a pirate for the Georgia venue). Specific
duties are outlined in a volunteer packet, available upon request, which explains Ren Fest and aviary
rules. We ask volunteers to work 4 – 6
hours each day they come after which they are free to enjoy the Renaissance
Festival as they wish. This is a fun way
to get your volunteer hours and enjoy the festival free of charge. Please refer to the schedule for the dates of each renaissance festival. Volunteers are needed every
home facility – Earthquest is based out of Pine Mountain, Georgia. Work weekends are scheduled on an as needed
basis to clean up, repair equipment and improve structures housing parrots and
birds of prey. This is usually physical
labor with time provided to visit and learn about the animals. Duties include stacking and organizing
building materials, cleaning and sorting equipment, raking, general clean up
and a myriad of other basic clean up activities to make the area safe and
manageable. All of the work is outdoors.
This is a great opportunity for scouts and other service minded groups
to gain behind the scenes knowledge of the requirements of maintaining
wildlife and to support Earthquest's efforts to provide programs to the
public. Mr. Hoddy is always onsite on work days and is available
to talk to volunteer groups regarding our programs.