FEB. 21, 2001
CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456, mstepanovich@csub.edu

FACT hosts open house

The Facility for Animal Care and Treatment will host its monthly open house on Saturday, March 2, at its facility in the Environmental Studies Area at California State University, Bakersfield, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Visitors can:

• See the burrowing owls in their new cage.

• 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.

The 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 April 6. Please call 661/664-3167 for information.

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