January 25, 2000
CONTACT: Pat Wright, 661/664-2138 or pwright@csub.edu


FACT Hosts Open House At CSUB

The Facility for Animal Care and Treatment, located at the Environmental Studies Area at California State University, Bakersfield, hosts open house Saturday, Feb 5.

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.

Visitors may:

- See a variety of local birds of prey, including Redtail Hawk, Red Shouldered Hawk, Swainson's 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 Barn Owl and study owl pellets to learn what wild owls eat.

- Take a Kit Fox walk and learn to recognize fox signs.

- Learn about FACT's animal rescue programs.

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

Admission is free. FACT hosts open houses the first Saturday of every month during the school year. The next open house is scheduled March 4.

For more information, please call 661/664-3167, or e-mail director Ted Murphy at tmurphy@csub.edu.

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For more information about FACT, click here: http://www.csub.edu/fact/