Color In Place

Enjoy Learning About the Natural World,

Even When You’re Inside!

Sheltering in place=Learning in place

Color the raptor on Page 10!

CONTEST RULES: First, click on the book image above and order our book. Depending on where you order it from, you may be able to receive it in a couple of days. If you already have our book just go to the next step that follows.

Second, go to Page 10 and use your best creativity, inspiration, humor, fantasy, spirituality, or whimsy to color the line drawing, and if you want, the rest of the page, with your imagination of that species and its environment.  Please don’t alter the small colored version of the raptor. Any alterations of the colored image will disqualify your entry. You must submit your entry by
August 15th, 2020 to qualify for the August contest.

Third, take a picture of yourself and our book opened to the page above, and then scan your finished page, and email your entry and the picture of yourself to us at You may also take a picture of your finished masterpiece with your cell phone…just make sure the image captures your entire creation without distortion.

Winners will be chosen each month and posted on our web site below. Winners will be announced via BirdTalk Radio. After twelve winners are chosen, the judges (Scott & David Menough and REF President Anne Price) will select the Grand Prize winner from the monthly entries. The Grand Prize is an REF License Plate membership, a tour of REF’s raptor sanctuary and a photo with one of our bald or golden eagles. If you are not close enough for a tour or cannot use our exclusive license plates, the grand prize winner will receive our exclusive Four Eagle poster (below), and your choice of any items in our digital store valued up to $50.

Each monthly winner will receive a small group tour of REF for themselves and up to nine friends or family members, If you are not close enough to take advantage of a tour, you may select anything from our digital store valued up to $25.

All ages are eligible to participate…have fun and good luck!  You can also visit our facility, our birds, and see some of our programs from the safety of your home.  Just click.

During this pandemic your donations are very important.  Thank you for your help!

Notice: REF reserves the right to change prizes because of availability without prior notice.

Our First Winner

Congratulations to ten-year old Haleigh Bauer of Lincoln Nebraska for being our May Color in Place contest winner. Haleigh’s very faithful representation of the cover illustration of the American kestrel won us over big time! She’s just finished fourth grade, where her preferred subjects are science, reading and spelling. When not in school, Haleigh enjoys being outside and playing sports…her favorites are basketball, golf and volleyball.

Haleigh’s mother works in Colorado periodically and we’re hoping the family will come visit us and enjoy their prize of a Small Group Tour of our facility before the end of the summer. We are looking forward to meeting this budding naturalist in person!