Special Events

Throughout the year BPRC has many fundraising and ‘friendraising’ events to support its mission. This includes the annual Ribs n’ Raptors fundraiser, Raptor Photo Day, evening paint-a-raptor parties and much more. Please join us at these fun and educational events to help BPRC continue to grow.

There will be many more events coming up so please check back frequently.

Resounding Harmony Concert

A fundraiser for raptor education. This fun, kid-friendly event will be held November 23rd. Resounding Harmony is a non-profit choir that gives performances to raise money for organizations they select. And BPRC has been picked to receive the profits from their next concert. There will be two concerts (times to be determined, but matinee and evening). Bring your kids and enjoy lots of singing, meeting live raptors and helping BPRC raise funds to add education Eagles to our facility. To be held at the McKinney Performing Arts Center in downtown McKinney.

Check back soon for all the details. But put the date on your calendar now!

Raptor Photo Day- Postponed due to weather. Rescheduled for October 12th. 

Raptor Photo Day is a great opportunity to experience taking photographs of our education ambassadors in a natural setting. We set up perching throughout our park and let photographers take pictures of the birds with different backgrounds and lighting. We work to make your shots beautiful. For all ages and photography experience.

When: October 12, 2019 from 7:30am to 11am

Where: Blackland Prairie Raptor Center, 1625 Brockdale Park Road, Lucas TX 75002

Cost: $20 pre-register and $25 at the door.

Click here to go to our donation page. Fill out the form and at the bottom in the comments section please type in Raptor Photo Day.

Painting A Raptor Evenings

We have a really fun time at these evening events. We have a well-known painter, Elizabeth Dryden join us to guide us through the process of painting one of our education ambassadors. The education bird joins us for the evening and you learn about the bird as you paint your amazing portrait. All materials are included, you bring your talent!

Paint a Peregrine – Wednesday, June 26th from 6:30ish to 9pm. Lots of fun for all!

Cost: $45 a person

Click here to go to our donation page. At the bottom in the comment section please type Raptor Painting.

Paint a Raptor

Rods n’ Raptors Kids’ Fishing Derby

Every spring at BPRC we have our kids fishing derby. It is open to the public and costs only $5 a person for all ages. No pre-registration is necessary. It is catch and release and we have a limited number of poles along with a supply of bait. There are prizes for many categories! If you’ve never fished before this is the place to try!

When: Cancelled due to weather. To be rescheduled in the fall

Where: BPRC, 1625 Brockdale Park Road, Lucas TX 75002

Cost: $5 per person all ages