April 17, 2006
Mike Stepanovich, 661/654-2456, firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Jaclyn Loveless, 661/654-2138, email@example.com
The Facility for Animal Care and Treatment will host its last open house of the school year on Saturday, May 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. at its facility in the Environmental Studies Area at California State University, Bakersfield.
• Bring items from the baby bird registry, items posted www.csub.edu/fact/registry.htm
- See the Desert Tortoise habitat. A representative from the Kern Turtle and Tortoise Club will be on hand to answer questions.
- See the beginnings of the new golden eagle display.
- See a variety of local birds of prey, including red-tailed hawk, Swainson’s hawk, peregrine falcon, great horned owl, burrowing owl, and golden eagle, as well as, songbirds, dragonflies, butterflies, squirrels, gophers, lizards, and more.
- Touch a live barn owl or great horned owl and study owl pellets to learn what wild owls have eaten.
- Learn about FACT's animal rescue and bird foster parent program.
- Buy T-shirts, zoo books, coloring books, cards and other educational materials to support FACT's education programs.
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 October through May. The next open house will be at the annual Barbecue for the Birds in October.
For more information about FACT, please call (661) 654-3167 or log onto www.csub.edu/fact.