Our History

The River Raisin Raptor Center, founded by Dody Wyman in 1998 focused on raptor rehabilitation and public education.  Looking to retire in 2005 Dody partnered with Francie Krawcke at LSNC, a nature center in Ann Arbor.  In 2015, deciding to head in a different direction, Francie separated from the nature center and rekindled the educational portion of the River Raisin Raptor Center in the form of Michigan Avian Experience.  It didn't take long for the programs to grow.  In 2017 we presented 150 programs and reached 37,000 people.  You too can have a raptor experience.  Schedule your program today!