In 2008, Duke Farms installed a webcam on a tree adjacent to a Bald Eagle nest to provide a live look at the daily lives of the eagles. In partnership with The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, lesson plans were created to facilitate place-based educational opportunities for students. Between the general public and classrooms up and down the east coast, the Duke Farms Eagle Cam has many fans – over 10 million viewers and growing!
It is important to remember that although we have access to witness their behaviors, the eagles are still wild animals. If you find the nesting behaviors of the eagle chicks bothersome or disturbing, do not watch the Eagle Cam.
Eagle Kits for the Classroom
We've compiled all of our eagle-themed lessons, several storybooks and field guides, life-sized replicas of an eagle egg, skull, talon, a life-sized wingspan cutout, vinyl eagle photo, and even an eagle costume! Eagle Kits are free for educators to borrow for up to three weeks at a time.
Check out our Virtual Eagle Kit for Distance Learning lessons.
The Duke Farms Bald Eagles Book by Jim Wright
Have you seen Duke Farms' Bald Eagle free online e-book yet? If not, what are you waiting for? You can view it on any electronic device with Internet access.
(The e-book was done with the help of the good folks at Conserve Wildlife Foundation.)