FACT Open House set for Feb. 2January 23, 2008
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, email@example.com or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Facility for Animal Care and Treatment (FACT) will host an open house on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. at its facility in the Environmental Studies Area at California State University, Bakersfield.
- See the beginning stages of construction of the new rehabilitation area.
- See a variety of local birds of prey, including red-tailed hawk, Swainson's hawk, great horned owl, barn owl, and golden eagle, as well as, songbirds, dragonflies, butterflies, squirrels, gophers, lizards, and more.
- See a barn owl or great horned owl up close and study owl pellets to learn what wild owls have eaten.
- Learn about FACT's animal rescue and bird foster parent program.
- Purchase T-shirts, which includes two new designs, 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.
"The monthly open houses at FACT give visitors an opportunity to see local wildlife up close," said Marlene Benton, FACT coordinator. "It helps provide a better appreciation for the wild animals living here in Bakersfield."
The event is open and free to the public.
FACT's mission is to serve as a wildlife rescue, conservation, and education project for CSUB. FACT hosts open house on the first Saturday of the month October through May.
For more information about FACT, please call Benton at (661) 654-3167 or log onto www.csub.edu/fact.