March 15, 2006
Mike Stepanovich, 661/654-2456, email@example.com,
or Jaclyn Loveless, 661/654-2138, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Facility for Animal Care and Treatment will host a open house on Saturday, April 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. at its facility in the Environmental Studies Area at California State University, Bakersfield.
- Participate in the first baby bird shower by bringing items from the baby bird registry posted on FACT's website. Cake and ice cream will be served.
- See FACT's new kestrel display.
- 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 is scheduled May 6.
For more information about FACT, please call (661) 654-3167 or log onto www.csub.edu/fact.