Invitation to Attend
31st Annual Barbecue
for the Birds
Saturday, October 5th,
Open House begins at
Dinner Served at 5
annual Facility for Animal Care and Treatment Barbecue for the Birds
and Open House is scheduled at California State University,
Bakersfield’s Environmental Studies Area on Saturday, Oct. 5. The
free open house begins at 2 p.m. dinner will be served at 5 p.m.
Tours of FACT
feature talks and demonstrations with live birds of prey. A number
of young birds, such as barn owls, great horned owls, and red-tail
hawks will be on display.
students will give visitors an opportunity to dissect owl pellets
and study the bones of animals eaten by the owls.
CSUB’s 60+ Action Network will be selling nature gifts, such as FACT
T-shirts, note cards, coloring books, zoo books and other items.
includes deep-pit beef and turkey, barbecue beans and salsa, tossed
salad, rolls, homemade desserts, coffee and tea. Beer, wine and soda
will be available.
auction will take place during the open house and dinner. A live
auction will begin after dinner, along with an opportunity drawing.
Door prizes will awarded at the end of the evening.
Tickets are: $20 adults, $15
seniors (60+) and CSUB students,
$6 kids 5-12
Reservations should be made in advance. For details or reservations,
please call (661) 654-3167 or email FACT at
FACT is a wildlife rescue and conservation education project founded
in 1975 by Ted Murphy, CSUB emeritus professor of biology. FACT
students and volunteers care for hundreds of injured or orphaned
birds of prey and conduct tours of the facility and classroom
programs for thousands of Kern County school children each year.
FACT is supported by the annual barbecue, members of Friends of FACT
and the sale of gift items.
DIRECTIONS: FACT is located in the
Environmental Studies Area on the south east side of the CSUB
campus. To get to FACT enter the CSU Bakersfield campus from the
south entrance off of Camino Media Blvd. Just after the
information booth the large parking lot on the right is the access
road to the facility. Turn right in the first driveway. Go
through the parking lot past the recycling drop off area, at the
softball field backdrop find a short dirt road and follow it over
the campus bike path (yield to traffic on the bike path) to the
Environmental Studies Area/FACT parking area. The parking area is
lined with railroad ties, please park straight in toward the fence
or railroad ties.
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