What's In A Name?
The American Kestrel is North America's smallest falcon. Kestrels often fly and perch over open fields, and eat mostly insects. Though small, they are very effective predators. We tell our students that even the smallest people and the smallest animals can be very powerful, like the American Kestrel.
The naming of Kestrel Educational Adventures is based on the founder's idea that the kestrel is a valuable teacher and it reminds us to focus on the small, powerful living things around us.
Check out the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology to learn even more about the American Kestrel.
This photo was taken by science teacher and hobby ornithologist Phil Kahler. Click here to learn more about Phil's work.