National Eagle Center plans events for Bald Eagle Day

‘Fishing for Eagles' program runs June 18-19

The National Eagle Center is getting ready for Bald Eagle Day and its kids’ fishing program, Fishing for Eagles, along with special programs and activities starting in June.

June 20 is Bald Eagle Day, a day to recognize our national bird along with its recovery from being an endangered species..

The National Eagle Center will put on live eagle programs to learn more about the recovery process and to meet the bald eagle ambassadors on June 20 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

On June 18-19, the Center’s Fishing for Eagles program will offer special fish themed activities for kids, including fish painting and supervised hands on experience with real fishing. The program is also offered every Wednesday and Thursday throughout the summer. Rods, reels, life jackets and bait are all provided but you must play to enter the Center.

There will also be other special programs open to the public on June 20-21 including river navigation and safety on the river, information on nuisance river species, and a “fish shocking” demonstration by the Minnesota DNR Fisheries held at 2 p.m. on June 20.

For more information on dates and times, visit National Eagle Center’s website at: