NEWS FROM CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 26, 2001
CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2138, email@example.com
FACT hosts open house
The Facility for Animal Care and Treatment hosts Open House April 7 at its facility in the Environmental Studies Area at California State University, Bakersfield, 1 to 4 p.m.
· Take part in a contest to name the new resident Golden Eagle
· See a variety of local birds of prey, including the 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 Barn or 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.
Open House is open to the public free of charge.
FACT hosts Open House on the first Saturday of the month during the school year. The next Open House will be May 5. Please call 661/664-3167 for information.
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