Arizona’s Raptor Experience, LLC was formed when Paul and Anne Schnell, its co-owners, moved to Arizona from upstate New York in 2015. The Schnells ran the Institute for Environmental Learning (IEL) which incorporated in 1992 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization in the state of New York. Having similar goals, the Schnell’s own and operate the two businesses in Arizona and continue the mission of IEL which is to elevate people’s awareness and most importantly encourage their participation in conservation efforts.
Clients are sometimes surprised to learn that, unlike the vast majority of conservation organizations today, Paul and Anne will NEVER accept a cent of taxpayer’s money ((e.g. government or private grant dollars). Their business model is built upon hard work, clear goals, transparency, honesty and providing virtually unheard of opportunities and experiences for conservation-minded, science-driven visitors!
Articles (Click link to view.)
- Boy Scouts and bald eagle converge on new Finger Lakes Museum campus
- Parma couple spreads the word on raptors, Democrat and Chronicle Article
- Paul Schnell honored by NYSOWA
- Taking Wing (Page 1)
- Taking Wing (Page 2)
- Do It: Rock star eagle being remembered