Hawk Raptor

About Us

OUR STORY

2008

Cañon City, CO

Starting with 2 incredible raptors (a red-tailed hawk and great-horned owl) Devin Jaffe started doing just a handful of outreach programs in Cañon City, CO by herself in 2008.

Nature's Educators Founded

2010

Aurora, CO

Identifying a need and a market in metro Denver, Nature's Educators moved to Aurora, CO to grow and expand their educational outreach offerings. Volunteers joined in and the ambassador team grew to multiple raptors, herptiles, invertebrates, mammals, and parrots.

Nature's Educators Grows

2015

Sedalia, CO

Revamp and lease 7 acres and 2 large barns to house our raptor and herptile team.

Nature's Educators Expands

2020

Eagle, NE

In 2020, Raptor Conservation Alliance formed (previously Raptor Recovery Nebraska) and joined forces with Nature's Educators. The educational ambassadors are all on one big permit which allows the organizations to work together and offer programming with a variety of ambassadors in both states.

Merge with Raptor Conservation Alliance Nebraska

2020

Florence, CO

As Nature's Educators grew, we needed another geographically diverse location in Colorado to help service our expanding reach. With our southern location, we can now more easily access other areas of Colorado, other states, and launch our traveling flight show.

Open Florence Facility

2021

Florence, CO

Colorado Healing Acres reached out to us to partner with their new building and property. This would allow us to expand into a commercial and public-facing facility. We now have a Nature Classroom at their site that houses our herptiles, invertebrates, and chinchillas. We are open to the public, offer educational programming, and host special events at this site.

Open Florence Nature Center

2022

Florence, CO

After securing 9 acres of our very own land, we are now in the planning stages of building a multi-use facility with on-site programming, outreach programming, a wildlife amphitheater, public aviary displays, walking trails, a biome immersion experience, and more! Help us grow by donating toward this incredible project!

Begin Florence Master Plan

US Fish & Wildlife

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CO Parks & Wildlife

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NE Game & Parks

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WY Game & Fish

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Our Licensing Agents

Nature’s Educators holds licenses with 2 federal agencies and 3 state agencies to be able to operate.

LICENSED SINCE 2008

Our History

Our growth since inception has been exponential. We are always grateful for our past opportunities and excited for our future adventures. We hope you join us on our journey as we continue to grow our reach and impact on the world.

ALWAYS EVOLVING

A quick bit about Nature's Educators

Nature's Educators is a 501c3 non profit wildlife program!  We travel the state of Colorado and surrounding states to give educational presentations on wildlife and wild places.  We also offer virtual programming, flight shows, and continuing education.  Our passionate team of wildlife professionals, interns, and volunteers work hard to deliver the best programs that we can and to offer the best care possible for our ambassadors.

IN A NUTSHELL

Make a tax deductible donation now!

We are an incorporated non-profit charitable organization with the State of Colorado and a 501c3 tax-exempt organization with the IRS. 100% of your donation will go directly to care for our animals and support our mission.

SUPPORT OUR MISSION

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We are a 501c3 non-profit with a mission to inspire individuals to understand, respect, and conserve wildlife through educational programming and experiences. 

  • US Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Colorado Parks & Wildlife
  • Nebraska Game & Parks
  • Wyoming Game & Fish
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Colorado Parks & Wildlife
  • Nebraska Game & Parks
  • Wyoming Game & Fish

(719) 455 - HAWK (4295)

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COLORADO - HQ

Private Property

4498 Bear Paw Dr, Florence, CO 81226

(719) 455 - HAWK (4295)

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PUBLIC NATURE CENTER

Classroom (Raptor Park Coming Soon....)

PO Box 223, Eagle, NE 68347

(866) 888-7261

NEBRASKA

Raptor Conservation Aliance