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NEWS FROM CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NOV. 20, 2000

CONTACT: Pat Wright, 661/664-2456, pwright@csub.edu

 

 

Last FACT open house of 2000 scheduled

The Facility for Animal Care and Treatment at California State University, Bakersfield hosts open house Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Environmental Studies Area, 1 to 4 p.m. FACT's new coordinator, Marlene Benton, and new director, David Germano, both of the CSUB biology department, will be on hand to greet visitors.

Visitors can:

See a variety of local birds of prey, including Redtail Hawk, Swainson's Hawk, Red Shouldered Hawk, Barn Owl, Great Horned Owl, Burrowing Owl, Golden Eagle, and American Kestrel, as well as songbirds, dragonflies, butterflies, squirrels, gophers, lizards, and more.

Touch a live horned owl and study owl pellets to learn what wild owls have eaten.

Take a kit fox walk and learn to recognize signs of kit fox.

Learn about FACT's animal rescue and bird foster-parent program.

Buy T-shirts, zoo books, coloring books, cards and other educational materials.

CSUB students and faculty will give tours and demonstrations of birds of prey. Educational gifts and souvenirs will be available for purchase to support the non-profit wildlife rescue and education program.

The event is open to the public free of charge.

FACT hosts open house on the first Saturday of each month during the school year. The next open house is scheduled Feb. 3, 2001.

For more information, call 661/664-3167.

 

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