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March 7, 2022 News

Sioux City Career Academy students meet live owl after learning about owl habitats

Harlan the Bard owl visits student at the Sioux City Career Academy thanks to the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. Photo courtesy of KCAU's Nikolas Wilson.
Harlan the Bard owl visits students at the Sioux City Career Academy thanks to the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. Photo courtesy of KCAU's Nikolas Wilson.

Students had quite the hoot on learning about owls at the Sioux City Career Academy.

An environmentalist from the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center brought an owl to an ecology class at the Career Academy.

The students discussed the bird’s anatomy and how it interacts with its environment.

Carlie Benton is a senior at North High School. She said the class dissected owl pellets earlier this year and finally seeing an actual owl was a great learning experience.

“I love how this agricultural pathway is getting me ready for college and how I have a lot of opportunities next year and in the coming spring,” Benton said.

The students have been learning about various birds all semester and they’ll see wildlife again when the class plans to hatch chickens later this spring.

Watch the full video by KCAU’s Nikolas Wilson here.