Outreach Information

Bring the Sutton Center to Your Classroom!

The mission of the George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center (Sutton Center) is “finding cooperative conservation solutions for birds and the natural world through science and education”. With a 35-year history of statewide, national and international leadership in avian research and conservation we are excited to share our expertise with your students! Our outreach programs are carefully designed to be educational and fun. Each program combines science and environmental education with other content areas including fine arts and history brought to life through interactive presentations, activities, and live animal guests. Our programs encourage curiosity about our world while helping students become environmentally conscientious and scientifically empowered scholars.

Program Topics

It’s All About Birds
Discover what makes our feathered friends so incredible and their vital connection to our environment, culture, and economy.

Born to be Free
Learn about our national symbol in this interactive program covering; cultural significance across the world, historical disappearance, and the Sutton Center’s dedication to the reintroduction and future survival of the Bald Eagle. This program does not include a live Bald Eagle.

Deadly Invaders
Invasive species come from land, air, and sea. Explore the impact of these foreign opportunists and the impact they have on our ecosystems and wildlife. Can you stop the spread?

Avian Artistry
Sing, dance, and color with inspiration from Earth’s most extravagant animal displays. This fine arts inspired program is the perfect STE(A)M addition to any classroom.

Intro to Ornithology
Learn about the fascinating career of ornithology and practice the skills used by Sutton staff in our mission to find cooperative conservation solutions for birds and the natural world.

Oklahoma Birding
From forests to prairie discover the amazing species found in our own backyard.

Custom Program
The Sutton Center also offers custom presentations. These presentations can be tailored to any topic, such as Sutton Center’s past and present, ecological concepts, or local bird conservation stories.

All programs meet the current Oklahoma Academic Standards.

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