Rachel Carson Day at the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Center

May 27
Come join the us for a special event at the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center as we celebrate Rachel Carson Day. In 1962, Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring was released and helped shaped the mindset of our current day environmental professionals across the world.
To learn more about Rachel Carson and her impact in reshaping the thinking on the use of pesticides relative to the environment, please visit the following link:
To commemorate this special day, park visitors can hike up to the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center for a guided tour/interpretive program to view our captive birds of prey along the 550′ boardwalk as we will be officially re-opening the aviary center for viewing for the first time since closing due to COVID-19 in March 2020.
All of our captive birds of prey are non-releasable, meaning they have sustained an injury that prevents them from surviving on their own in the wild. Our aviary center is fully occupied with 1 Great Horned Owl, 1 Red-Tailed Hawk, 1 Black Vulture, 1 Golden Eagle, 1 Immature Eagle, and 2 mature bald eagles.
This event will be limited to 8 park visitors who can tour the aviary center boardwalk (550′) with two members our park staff with social distancing of 6′ to ensure we are within COVID-19 safety guidelines for group activities.
Registration is required and all registered participants must hike to and meet at the gate of the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center at 1 pm. We will be unable to accommodate any late arrivals for this guided tour or allow pets on the boardwalk of the aviary center due to stress on our captive birds of prey. Also, due to COVID-19 guidelines we will be unable to open the restrooms at the aviary center for this tour/program.
Any visitors with special needs please contact Park Manager Steve Ward for sign language assistance for any of our interpretive programs at Steve.Ward@tn.gov.
Meet at:
Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center at Radnor Lake
To register, please visit: