Martin Tyner of the Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah will be presenting on the birds of prey in the Southwestern US on Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Silver Reef Museum in Silver Reef, UT. His presentation will have several live raptors including his golden eagle named Scout.
At age twelve, Tyner started caring for the sick, injured and orphaned creatures in his home town of Simi Valley, CA. At age nineteen, he was hired as curator of birds of prey at Busch Gardens, CA. He worked in the movie and television industry training big cats, elephants, primates, sea mammals and raptors.
Martin Tyner is a federally licensed falconer, eagle falconer, wildlife rehabilitation expert, wildlife propagator, and wildlife and environmental educator. He has been providing wildlife and environmental programs throughout the western United States to schools, scouting troops and community groups for over forty years. He also provides intergenerational Elderhostel programs through Dixie State College, has taught summer classes at Southern Utah University, The Ancient Art of Falconry and Shakespeare and performed in the Green Show with his raptors for the Utah Shakespeare Festival.
Martin Tyner is the founder of the Southwest Wildlife Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, wildlife rescue, wildlife and environmental education organization.
For more information, including directions to the museum, visit www.silverreef.org.