Kip, Kip, Hooray: The Osprey has a Name

Kindergarteners in Charlotte, N.C., help name a new osprey at Carolina Raptor Center
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"Ooohh," "Aahhh," "Whoooaaa."

Those sounds were some of the not really quiet, but trying to be quiet, squeals from 150 elementary students as Skoshi, a 28-year-old red-tailed hawk, made an appearance at Oakhurst STEAM Academy in Charlotte, N.C.

Skoshi, a resident raptor at Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville, N.C., was visiting the school as part of an educational outreach program through the Carolina Raptor Center in partnership with Duke Energy.

GM Employees in Flint Improve Surrounding Habitat for Wildlife

Osprey nest installation latest effort by GM employees to help neighborhood

The site of a large predatory bird, soaring in the air near downtown Flint created a lot of excitement recently for a group walking along Thread Creek near GM’s Flint-North American Tooling Center.

The group – mainly Flint-area media – was hiking to a meadow where Consumers Energy employees were going to install a 45-foot pole and osprey nesting platform that had been fabricated in the nearby GM plant.

In Your Community: AT&T Answers Students’ Letters to “Help the Osprey”


When AT&T received impassioned letters from second grade students at Kessler Elementary School in Helena, Montana asking for help with protecting ospreys that nest in their home town, the company knew it had to act. 

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