Idaho STEM Ecosystem

Beauty and the Beak

Beauty and the Beak is the award winning children’s book that tells the true story of Beauty the Bald Eagle who received a 3D-printed, prosthetic beak. Idaho raptor biologist Jane Veltkamp, director of Birds of Prey Northwest, led the team that engineered the 3D-printed beak.

The Idaho STEM Ecosystem in partnership with Birds of Prey Northwest is providing a 3D print file (.stl) of Beauty’s prosthetic beak, for free download, to Idaho educational organizations.

Please complete the following form and someone will be in touch to provide you with the printable file and supplemental materials.

Beauty and the Beak
Educational Guide (pdf)

Now with Alignment to Idaho Content Standards and Hands-on Extension Activities!

Beauty and the Beak, How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle
Beak Cad
Holding Beauty